Romance for the Adventurous: 5 Reasons to Ditch the Traditional

Heart pounding adventures to make the bond stronger

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This Valentine’s Day you may be planning a romantic getaway for the one you love that includes massages, room service, and dinner. Instead of laying on the pounds with calorie ridden meals and alcohol you may want this celebration of your love to be one you will never forget.

Uptown Magazine gives 5 reasons to delve into your adventurous side with the one you love.

Altitude (or speed or near-death experiences) makes the heart grow fonder.

Recent studies have shown that an adrenaline rush can release hormones and chemicals in the body that cause deep bonding. The chemicals released when you’re scared, but safe are similar to the ones released when you first meet someone who catches your eye.

Next to that 40-foot drop, that shark in the water, or the angry nest of bees, the toilet seat up doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.

Whether you’re maneuvering a jeep around a pride of lions, fixing your snorkeling gear after a huge wave in open water, or keeping an eye out for poisonous insects and snakes, going out into the real world can teach you and your partner how to handle big situations. This in turn can help you handle smaller, everyday situations back home.

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