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If you want to do something different on your next date night, try going for a spooky vibe. According to experts, spooky date nights are not only unique, but they can also boost your attraction and create intimacy between you and your partner. In some ways, it can even bond you closer together than a romantic date would. Whether you're looking for something to do during the Halloween season, or you're just in the mood for a good scare, there are many different ideas you can try to take your date night to the next level.
According to science, there's a really good reason why doing something scary makes for a good date. A study conducted by psychologists, Donald Dutton and Arthur Aron, found a connection between fear and attraction. In the study, participants who identified as men were split into two groups.
One group was told to walk across a shaky suspension bridge while the other was told to walk across a stable one. As each participant crossed the bridge, they were approached by a person identifying as a woman.
Those who were under the fear-inducing conditions were ificantly more likely to say that the woman was attractive and would ask her out on a date. Although there was likely some attraction already there, researchers found that the arousal the participants experienced actually had more to do with fear than attraction.
Participants just attributed their racing heartbeat and feelings of nervousness to being enamored with the woman. Some researchers call this phenomenon " misattribution of arousal. It doesn't necessarily mean that you'll fall in love or stay in love. But it can make you much more open to connecting with someone than a regular dinner date. As Laurie Berzack, MSWmatchmaker and dating coach tells Bustle, "Nothing brings out the best in people like getting fresh air and enjoying nature together.
You may not even have to travel too far to find one. It's also a perfect way to create lots of physical closeness and will give you opportunities for "touching and stolen kisses. There's pretty much an app for everything. If you're looking for a spooky experience, there are apps for you. For instance, if you and your partner are into zombies, Fraley suggests a zombie scavenger experience.
It's definitely something that can bring you all closer together. Watching a scary movie, especially on a first date, can be great for obvious reasons.
For instance, being scared just gives you a good excuse to cuddle up to someone. You're less likely to overthink whether you should or shouldn't touch them first. But there's nothing wrong with cuddling on the couch and working your way through horror classics either. Just like watching horror movies, going to a haunted house is a classic spooky date idea. According to Fraley, this is not for the faint of heart.
Once you've gone through the house together and made it out alive, you can go celebrate by grabbing something to eat and talking about your experience. If you're looking for a hands-on experience and you like being creative, take a class together. It's even more fun during the Halloween season because a lot of places will have seasonal offerings. For instance, if you do a little searching around your area, you may find a cooking class that will teach you how to put together a haunted dinner party.
Painting with a Twist also offers seasonal options, where you can paint spooky pictures. As a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that for couples who took a painting class together, their bodies released more oxytocinalso known as "the love hormone. It really doesn't matter what you do. Either way, it will give you an opportunity to bond over something you both have an interest in. It's always a great idea to explore the town you live in. Even if you've been there forever, you never know what else you can learn. If you get uneasy at the idea of going to a haunted place, Federoff and Pfaff also suggest taking a drive and looking at all the houses that go all out for Halloween.
Planning a party with your partner will definitely test your teamwork skills. Either way, you and your guests will have a spooky, fun time. During your party you can have a backyard scary movie screening or you can exchange scary stories in the dark with friends.
During the Halloween season, major amusement parks will go all-out with decorations, treats, and nighttime events. Some even have haunted mazes you can go through with your partner. Going on a rollercoaster or other thrill rides can also give you that feeling of fear that can help to boost attraction. If you like the idea of going to a carnival or an amusement park for a date, there are some things you should keep in mind. It's too long a commitment and if there's no chemistry, you're stuck with likely a full day.
When that adrenaline pumps, it will bring you closer. If there aren't any local places that offer these types of events, you can always spend a night in reading scary stories to each other. If you're looking to do something intimate, bake some seasonal desserts and have a romantic picnic in a spooky location like a cemetary. If you're not into the cemetery idea, another suggestion is to have a picnic at night in the forest.
According to Scott-Hudson, a picnic in the middle of the forest with only the light of the moon shining down on you can be the spookiest. Playing a scary video game with the lights turned off can have a similar effect as watching a scary movie. According to Berzack, doing activities that bring out fear will also bring out your vulnerabilities. Getting away together, even if it's just for a weekend, can bring you closer and put the spark back into your relationship.
If you're looking to take your weekend away to the next level, look up haunted hotels and book a night there. You never know what your experience will be. If you've always wanted to be a Ghostbuster, there are apps out there that can make that happen. For instance, Let's Roam is an adventure and activity app that can lead you and your partner on a ghost hunt. Also, feeling such emotions will make it more memorable in your psyche.
Spooky dates can be a lot of fun, and it can bring you and your partner closer together. There are so many different things you can do not only during Halloween season, but year round. These are just some ideas you might want to try.
Dutton, D. Some evidence for heightened sexual attraction under conditions of high anxiety.
Melton, K. Melissa Hobley, global chief marketing officer at OkCupid. By Kristine Fellizar. Here are some spooky date ideas that experts say can bring you and your date closer together. Studies referenced: Dutton, D.Haunted attraction date
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