You only have one chance for a first date with somebody, unless you are Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates. Many swear by the classic, dinner and a movie, or catching up for a coffee. At Whistle Punks we swear that the best first date is urban axe throwing (surprise, surprise).
Before you go away thinking this is a shameless marketing ploy trying to get you to spend your hard earned cash (it 100% is), we do have reasons (and science!) to back up our claim.
1. Stand out from the crowd
In this time of Tinder and internet dating a person could feasibly go on a first date every night of the week. The vast majority of those will be for dinner, a drink or a coffee. How many people are being asked to go axe throwing? Not very hecking many, that’s how many. You will be remembered (for better or worse) for asking someone to go axe throwing.
2. The Science!
Have you heard of the misattribution of arousal? Studies found that adrenalin and an increased heart rate can increase your attraction to another person. Doing something adrenaline-inducing or physical activity on a first date increases your attraction to your date and your dates attraction to you. Axe throwing, for example.
3. Find out about your date
It’s also a great way to figure out if you and your date have similar natures. If they aren’t keen to go axe throwing then it could be a sign that they wouldn’t be as open to new experience as you. Use it as an early warning sign if you have an adventurous spirit.
4. Time to chat
Some people worry that with all the sharp objects flying around they may not get the chance to actually talk to the person they have brought on the date. There is enough time between throws to chat and laugh so no worries there.
5. Celebs do it (kind of)
On a recent episode of ‘Celeb’s Go Dating’ Vas J Morgan from TOWIE went axe throwing on a first date. If that isn’t enough reason to go axe throwing on a first date then I don’t know what is.
Valentine’s Day is coming up. It’s a perfect time to take a special someone axe throwing, get that blood pumping and feel the giddiness of love.
See you on the lanes.