Extreme Dates for the NYC Adrenaline Junkie
Daredevils, thrill seekers, adventurers-whatever you want to call the people who fancy extreme sports and risky leisure activities-they find love too. And through these relationships, they want to let loose and have some fun, but not the good old fashioned way. We're talking whitewater rafting and jumping from great heights. If this sounds like you and your partner, then here are some awesome extreme dates for adrenaline junkies like yourself.

Pull a Mission Impossible and learn the art of rappelling


No experience is necessary to learn how to be a badass in this beginner rappelling class. From a contained indoor ledge (ladder access included), experienced stunt directors will guide you and your daredevil through the stages of standard, Australian and military rappelling, from anchorage to the first step down to the last leap off. You’ll be humming "Tooomm! Toom toom toom/Tooomm! Toom toom toom" all night long. A tattoo for you, a tattoo for me. Getting matching tattoos always screams “bad idea” in retrospect, but luckily you and your other half love to dive into the now. A needle and ink is sure to satisfy that adrenaline junkie craving and it’s definitely a commemorative way to celebrate your relationship. Note: this activity is recommended for serious couples only, but whatever floats your boat.

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Whitewater Rafting


Who doesn’t want the rush of thousands of gallons pouring over their tiny little raft on a river? Extreme sports enthusiasts will love taking a trip to the Lehigh River for a crash course in whitewater rafting, where you’ll either hang on for the ride or steer and paddle your way to the end. Warning: you will get soaked.

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One-two punch: a boxing class for two


Rocky, Million Dollar Baby, The Fighter-if these are some of your favorite couple movies, it may be time to jump in the ring yourselves. In this beginner (but intense) class, you’ll learn the basics of jabbing, undercutting and blocking so you can box with the best of them and tag team in and out. Oh and did we mention that it’s free if it’s your first time there? Yup.

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Learn to fly through the air like the great trapeze artists


There’s something almost...majestic about trapeze artists. Using only a bar with rope attached to it, you too can learn to be majestic by taking this acrobatic class. Fly through the air and hopefully grab onto the bar more times than you fall in this interactive circus-in-training class. Maybe you’ll discover you have a natural trapeze talent and the pair of you will become the true trapeze artists you were meant to be.

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Jump into oblivion... or the mattress 30 feet below you


That dream of becoming an action star sans the acting skills is within your grasp when you take this high falls stunt jumping class. Learn the ins and outs of falling correctly before putting gravity to the test. Adrenaline junkies will love that heart-dropping (and body falling) experience and the two of you will be begging for more.

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Spend a night in the sheets-hanging upside down


Care to see which one of you is best in the sheets? Then it’s time to take this acrobatic aerial silks class—get an elegant and energetic workout in the air by climbing, inverting and hanging upside down in the air via one long piece of fabric. Exercise muscles you didn’t even know you had to discover the art of flipping in the air with grace.

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Break the dancefloor


Breakdancing sounds like something you'd do if you were auditioning for Step-Up, but this breakdancing class is actually tons of fun, even for "dancers" with two left feet. Learn the athletics behind breakdancing and some simple steps that you two can impress friends at parties.

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Learn how the pros do it-a behind-the-scenes look at extreme acrobatics


Seriously, how do they do it? To find out, bring your date along to witness the often shocking and unusual talents of performers from the STREB Extreme Action Company during their rehearsal. On this free date, STREB will provide insight into the work and ideas behind slam dancing, exquisite and amazing human flight, and wild action sports. If death-defying stunts get your's or your partner's blood pumping, you have to check these guys out.

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Survivalist Class 101: Forage for Wild food in Central Park

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Whether you are prepping for the zombie apocalypse or just that camping trip in a few months, you and your partner will love this nature class in NYC's very own Central Park, a haven for exotic and native plants. Identify edible plants in the "wild" and learn to cut out the middleman to eat plants straight from the source.

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Venture to open waters by renting a jet ski for the day


Have you ever dreamt of being in a high speed water chase? Well, this is the next best thing. Rent a couple jet skis for you and your water-friendly partner to create wakes in NYC’s surrounding waters. Zip around famous landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge before docking down to enjoy dinner, cocktails and live music.

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Cowabunga Surftown


The West Coast may be the best coast for all things surfing, but you can definitely learn the basics over on the East Coast. In fact, it's perfect to learn on before your trip to the bigger waves. Tucked away on the beautiful Rockaway Beach, you'll be exposed to one of New York's best kept secrets for surfing lessons from knowledgeable instructors.

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Art of Archery

Katniss Everdeen, Legolas, Hawkeye - cinema’s famous archers are calling out to you and your boo to take up a bow and arrow and learn the art of archery together. Learn the ins and outs of archery for competition, hunting or just to do break out of routine. What’s more thrilling than shooting at things together? All levels are welcome, and may the odds be ever in your Middle Earth favor to avenge Earth.

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