Candlelit dinners and flowers are great ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other, but if you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary and exciting, try out some sporting activities instead.
Instead of a rush from a glass of red wine, you’ll be flushed with hormones such as endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. Having a flood of these hormones, which are essentially responsible for feelings of love and happiness, could very well bring your relationship to new heights.
Here are a few ideas for you to try out:
Skating can be particularly good bonding activity, especially if you’re holding hands. If one of you is better than the other, it can also become an opportunity to teach your partner a new skill, or perhaps showing off some of your moves on ice.
There are skating rinks in Marina Bay Sands and JCube.
Break a sweat together with your partner by rock climbing, which can not only help build self-confidence but also develop mutual trust. It’s a great team-building activity when you help your partner reach the top, and in doing so, you are also building trust and confidence in each other.
If rock climbing is too difficult, try the Via Ferrata available at Orchard Central, which offers a less physically demanding experience.
While running usually results in you becoming a sweaty mess, hardly one of the most romantic of sights, try taking part in a Valentine’s Day race. Themed runs are more fun and relaxing, typically offering entertainment and food at the race. Mutual encouragement and pacing each other can do wonders for bonding and building trust.
Valentine Run 2017 at Bedok Reservoir Park is one such option available in Singapore. You can register here
Whether you and partner prefer slow, sensual music or rhythmic hip hop, there is a dance class out there for everyone. Salsa, tango and ballroom dancing are just some of the options available for couples. Even if you both have two left feet and can’t keep up with the rhythm, dancing together is a great way to bond and enjoy a few of laughs together.
Time to Zumba. Photo: Sport Singapore