Three out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day date ideas
Skip the romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day this year and you might find that your significant other looks even more attractive than they do by candlelight. Scientific studies have shown activities that get your adrenaline up also increase your level of attraction. There’s a reason dating shows often have people work together to face their fears.
Jason Burks, owner of Climb Tulsa, formerly New Heights, enjoys climbing for both the physical benefits and the community-building aspects.
“Rock climbing breaks down all the walls and forces you to trust and relate to each other,” Burks says. “The discipline and focus that are required are a nice distraction from life.”
Climb Tulsa will move to a brand-new space this October at East 31st Street and South Yale Avenue, but meanwhile it has plenty of opportunities to learn the ropes in its 4,000-square-foot gym. If there ain’t no mountain high enough to keep you away from your paramour, don the gear, strap in and prove it!
1140 S. 107th E. Ave.
How deep is your love? Learning how to scuba dive with Randy Piper, a former Navy SEAL, could teach the skills needed for a romantic, adventurous getaway. Anyone can learn to dive, Piper says.
“It can be as easy or as strenuous as you need it to be,” he says.
After divers have gotten their feet wet with the beginning, open-water courses, Poseidon Adventures has approximately 20 specialty courses to take diving to the next level — some taught at its Peoria location and others at nearby lakes. Cavern diving allows clients to see gorgeous, one-of-a-kind views. The digital photography course allows them to capture their memories forever.
3916 S. Peoria Ave.
Never tried archery before? Why let Cupid have all the fun? Purchase a Groupon for an affordable indoor archery session for two. The one-hour class can teach beginners the basic steps to shooting a bow, while advanced classes troubleshoot your grip and stance. A 16-lane indoor archery range offers distances up to 20 yards and is a great place to perfect your skills.
“Many people don’t realize how easy it is to pick up and get good at it,” Manager Zack Frost says. “We’re a welcoming community, too.”
4420 S. Mingo Road