Did you know that adventurous dates are scientifically proven to help you fall deeper in love? That’s right, studies show that adventure can not only help you fall in love, but can also help you stay in love. When couples learn new things together or do activities that require a little bit of risk and fear, dopamine is released in the brain. This chemical is the same one responsible for those butterflies during the beginning stages of the relationship!
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan an adventure with your significant other. Check out our top five recommendations that will help you deepen your bond.
1. Hike to a waterfall
Malaysia is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking waterfalls. Whether you’re looking for an easy hike for beginners or prefer a more challenging trek, there’s something for everyone. The hike to the falls gives couples a chance to talk and connect in nature while the waterfall is a beautiful reward.
Some of the most popular waterfalls in Malaysia include:
• Kanching Falls – Rawang, Selangor
• Sungai Pisang Waterfall – Batu Caves, Selangor
• Jelawang Waterfall – Gunung Stong State Forest Park
• Kota Tinggi Falls – Johor
• Berkelah Falls – Pahang, Malaysia
2. Learn how to dive and go on a diving trip
Diving is one of the best ways to bond with your partner. As a professional dive centre in Malaysia, we’ve seen first-hand how diving can strengthen a couple’s relationship. Learning something new is exciting and fun; learning it together adds a sense of adventure. Diving with a partner requires a high level of trust and reliance on each other to keep one another safe underwater. Furthermore, diving requires non-verbal communication underwater. Your communication as a couple is strengthened and it also prompts you to stay in tune with one another.
When you join us on one of our diving trips, you’ll have a weekend with your partner to explore underwater life, create incredible memories, experience some of Malaysia’s world-famous beaches and resorts, and unwind together as the sun sets. Once you’re both certified divers, you can dream up more dive trips and experience the underwater world together.
3. Pick a random spot on the map and explore
This one inspires spontaneity and sparks curiosity for what you might discover together. Decide if you want to keep this adventure local or spread out, simply choose a spot on the map, jump in your car, and go!
4. Learn how to surf
Much like learning how to dive, surfing helps you build unique memories together. From the excitement of trying something new for the first time to cheering each other on when you catch the first wave, surfing with your significant other develops a sense of support, compassion, and patience.
5. A road trip of wonders
If you’re looking for an adventure that spans over a few days or even weeks, planning a road trip of wonders is the way to go! Malaysia offers incredible sites that will leave you feeling in awe. Some of these wonders include:
• Batu sacred caves
• Cameron Highland’s tea plantation
• Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak
• Kota Tinggi Falls – Johor
• Bako National Park, Borneo
We hope this list inspired your next adventure as a couple!