Are you looking for a fun, exciting gift that could be the perfect way to spice up your relationship? Whether you’re looking for something special to give your partner for Valentine’s Day, you’re seeking new ways to connect with one another for your birthdays or anniversaries, or you just want to do a special romantic something with your partner, skydiving could be exactly the gift you’re looking for. Planning a skydiving trip together–or surprising your partner with a pre-planned trip–can benefit your relationship more than you think.
1. Anticipating Your Plans Together Builds Trust and Excitement
Making future plans helps build trust in your relationship–not to mention building excitement as you plan for your special date together. That building excitement can bond the two of you closer together as you share both your nerves and your excitement about the coming skydiving trip. What could be more exciting than soaring through the clouds together?
Planning for the future also helps build trust in your relationship. When you have big plans with your partner coming in the future, you show that you fully intend to still be together when that day arrives–and that you’re committed to enjoying both the activity and your relationship.
2. Adrenaline-Inducing Activities Can Have a Positive Impact on Mental Health
Has spending so much time indoors put a damper on your mental health or your partner’s? Have you noticed yourselves snapping and sniping at one another more often? Skydiving could be just the boost you need to help both of you feel steadier, more grounded, and less out of sorts–and bond you together at the same time. Adrenaline-inducing outdoor activities like skydiving have been found to have a considerable impact on overall mental health in many participants. Far from being an extreme activity that only a few people will enjoy, they can actually help fight anxiety and depression. When you’re feeling mentally healthier, your relationship is also likely to be more stable–and you’re less likely to feel overwhelmed by all the other things going on in your lives.
Many people assume that adrenaline-inducing activities like skydiving are designed for people who feel no fear. They assume that people who engage in those activities on a regular basis simply aren’t frightened by them, or that they have nerves of steel. The truth, however, is that the people who enjoy activities like skydiving most often have learned to embrace the adrenaline rush and make the most of it. They enjoy triggering the fight or fight reflex deliberately, overcoming it, and doing something they love–and they come back for those effects, including the mood-boosting benefits, again and again. The people who participate in those activities are often able to enjoy decreased levels of anxiety and depression as a result.
3. Adrenaline Can Boost Arousal and Attraction
Skydiving sounds intimidating to many people–and that’s okay! As it turns out, adrenaline can boost arousal and attraction. When you do it with your partner, you’ll connect those feelings of arousal to them. Not only will you get the rush of adrenaline in the moment, you may find that you’ll experience increased attraction to your partner long-term after seeing them face their fears or do something incredible. Not only that, you just might find that the adrenaline from your first skydiving experience pushes you to engage in those activities again in the future, whether that means another round of skydiving or trying out another fun new activity together.
Think about the way you feel when you’ve just done something exciting. Your body comes alive. You’re in the moment, present in your body, and ready to live life to the fullest. By engaging in that activity with your partner, you’ll find that you can connect that association to them. That, in turn, will create new feelings of arousal and attraction that will have you eager to get home to one another at the end of your adventure.
4. You’ll Have an Experience No One Else Has Shared with You
Are you considering skydiving for the first time? Have you and your partner talked about doing something similar in the past, but never actually followed through? As it turns out, the experience of actually moving forward with your skydiving plans can bond you together. Skydiving is a unique experience, especially if you’ve never done anything like it before. When you do it with your partner, you’ll have a chance to share an activity that you’ve never shared with anyone else. As a result, you’ll feel closer to each other. No one else has shared that experience with you–and chances are, few people in your circle of friends have even come close to it. That shared experience can make you feel closer than ever.
5. Remembering Shared Events Creates Joy
You and your partner have, over the years, had the opportunity to create many memories together. You may have gone over many of those shared memories multiple times. Going back over happy memories can help boost positive associations–including the way you feel about your partner. By tapping into those memories in the future, you can recreate many of the emotions associated with that moment. When you remember your skydiving experience and how it felt, you’ll help bring those positive associations into the current moment–which means you’ll be able to reap the benefits of those positive emotions for years to come.
Have you been looking for the perfect gift for your partner? Do you need a new adventure to embark on together: something that will help you build trust in one another and share moments unlike any other? Consider planning a skydiving trip together this year. Through your adventures, you’ll find that you’re able to spice up your relationship and draw on those feelings to bring the two of you closer than ever. Contact us today to start planning your next adventure.