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Are you growing tired of the dinner date routine? Make your dating life more exciting by trying a more adventurous date. These dates are original and a lot of fun – and they guarantee a memorable night! If you want to spice up your dating life, try one of our four adventurous date ideas below.

1. Amusement Park

An amusement park makes for a great first date, and it is perfect for thrill seekers. If you live near Los Angeles or Atlanta, try Six Flags. Try Carowinds in the Carolinas if you're local to that. Check out amusement parks near you and visit the one with the most G-forces! This is a great way to get close to your date, and you can grab a snack afterwards and talk about your favorite rides.

2. White Water Rafting

White water rafting is a fun way to work out while having a great time in nature. Your date will love the scenic location, and you don’t need to be an expert – there are different options available for different levels, and you can choose the one that works best for you and yours. You can also try canoeing or kayaking! Kayaking is my personal favorite!

3. Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you want to do something a little less intense, try a hot air balloon. It is just as memorable, but you can sit down and talk while you experience the beautiful scenery. If you live near the Orlando/Tampa area in Florida, check out simple Hot Air Balloon rides at Disney Springs.

4. Hiking

If your date enjoys being outdoorsy, consider asking them to join you on a hiking date. It is a good way to get some exercise and you can bring a picnic with you. Consider a hiking date during summer and spring, so that you can enjoy the views without getting too cold.

That should get you adrenaline junkies off to a great start!!

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Lots of people identify as introverted, or shy, and some socially awkward; but they still have happy, loving relationships. While dating may initially seem daunting, introverts often thrive on the dating scene.

Every personality type has pros and cons – it is what you do with the traits that really matters. If you are an introvert-like me, check out our advice below.

1-Visit places that make you feel good

Introverts often dislike large groups, overcrowded venues and too much noise, which can make them feel nervous and uneasy. Make sure that you actually enjoy your evening out by going somewhere that you know you like. The familiar venue will help you to relax and enjoy yourself.

2-Start a social hobby

If you are struggling to find a date at church or from friends, change your angle. Consider joining a club like painting or cooking where you can meet other people with similar interests. As you are not actively looking for love there, it takes the pressure off and makes it easier for introverted people to thrive.

3-Talk to strangers when you can

Small talk can be a real problem for introverts – especially with a stranger. Become a more confident communicator by making the effort to talk to strangers when you are out and about. You could try starting a conversation at the Metro with someone else who is waiting, or you could talk to the barista while he makes your coffee. There are plenty of people who are willing to chat!

4-Don’t assume that dating is easier for other people

You may see a beautiful person and think that dating is easy and fun for them. The truth is, you never know what someone else is going through – they may be going through a tough breakup, or they may have body confidence problems. When you realize that everyone is on the same page, dating becomes less scary and more fun.

5-Keep the conversation going

If you know how to, it is easy to keep a conversation going once it has started. Speak loudly and clearly so that the other person can hear you well, and make regular eye-contact and SMILE. This shows the other person that you are interested and focused, so they will continue to talk and ask YOU questions.

You can also ask open-ended questions, to keep the conversation flowing naturally without getting stuck on a “yes” or “no.”

6-Don’t let extroverts overwhelm you

Introverted people are often happy to be quiet when they are spending time with loud people – these can be pretty intense moments! However, keeping quiet often means you will go unnoticed.

Try to say something whenever you think of something relevant or interesting – don’t keep it inside your head, let your personality show!