Everyone likes a little competition once in a while, but there are also those who need some competition a lot of the time. Channel your competitive spirit on your next date.
For all you fellow competitive people out there, here are 9 cool date ideas involving some friendly competition for you:
Archery Tag // 6 Pack Indoor Beach
May the odds be ever in your favour. Feel like you’re Katniss and Peeta in The Hunger Games as you battle it out through archery. The sport combines dodgeball, paintball, and archery. You and your other half can drop in and play against others or rent it out with the rest of your crew.
Paintball // North Shore Paintball
North Shore Paintball has 3 acres of outdoor and urban terrain for you to blow off some steam shooting paintballs at each other. You can team up or compete on opposing teams.
Obstacle Course Race // Tough Mudder, Rugged Maniac
Experience adventure and adrenaline with each other at obstacle course races like Tough Mudder and Rugged Maniac. Train together in a team and build your endurance, team spirit, and physical and mental strength on the field and in your relationship. The sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when you finish the race together will be unreal and make for a seriously memorable milestone in your relationship.
Laser Tag // Planet Lazer
Laser tag always made for a fun birthday party as a kid but it also seriously makes for a fun competitive date activity. You get to shoot lasers at each other endlessly for points. Take a cue from Barney from How I Met Your Mother, he knew what was up.
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Escape Room // Guess HQ
Here you'll work together to compete against time. Guess HQ in Gastown is one of the many fun escape rooms located in the Lower Mainland. If you do the Heist challenge, you’ll even encounter laser sensors.
Color Run // The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour
The Color Run is called the "happiest 5K on the planet". Compete in this 5 km race with each other or against each other. Finish the night with their Finish Festival party.
Indoor Bouldering // The Hive Bouldering Gym
Get way up and compete to see who makes it to the top first. Indoor bouldering is a fun competitive date activity that requires minimal planning - all you need is climbing shoes and a bouldering gym.
Mini Golf or Pitch and Putt // Seymour Creek Golf Centre
A more relaxed and slow paced game, but double the stakes by placing a bet for the winner.
Games Night at a Game Themed Bar
Let out your competitive side through old school board games with the drink of your choice. An easy ice breaker for a first date or an unique way to bring excitement into your relationship. Make it a double date and work together as a team. For example, Storm Crow Tavern is a board game themed bar complete with dozens of all the board and card games you could imagine, such as Scattergories, Cards Against Humanity, Candyland, Risk and Scrabble. Click here for a list of the game themed bars in Vancouver.
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