Pulse-pounding first date ideas in Sacramento

A heart-thumping good time


Rihanna found love in a “hopeless place” — maybe you can find it on an obstacle course.

Research has suggested for decades that the link between adrenaline and attraction is strong. Considering Sacramento’s less-than-stellar reputation for its singles scene, we thought some of you could use all the tips you can get (just kidding, you’re perfect the way you are).

Check out five spots around the City of Trees where you can have a thrilling first date:

iFly Indoor Skydiving, 118 Harding Blvd., Roseville
Getting a license to skydive requires a level of commitment that — let’s be real — will take longer than a relationship may last. Flap your wings on over to iFly to get the rush you’re looking for in the meantime.

K1 Speed, 3130 Bradshaw Rd., Sacramento
Before you bust out the real relationship killer and play “Mario Kart” together, consider real-life karting at this indoor racetrack — which also includes a restaurant and arcade.

Quarry Park Adventures, 5373 Pacific St., Rocklin
Work up a sweat with rock climbing, zip lining, a 40-ft free fall, and so much more at this insane obstacle course.

Wake Island Water Park, 7633 Locust Rd., Pleasant Grove
Wake Island boasts tons of activities to get your blood pumping, including an aquatic obstacle course and boatless wakeboarding where participants are pulled by a suspended cable.

Wells Fargo, Various locations
Honestly — what’s more heart-pounding than applying for a high-interest loan or opening a joint checking account with someone you just met? Just the idea of putting our credit score and financial well-being in the hands of a complete stranger gets us sweating. (Please, do not do this. We cannot stress enough that this particular listing is a joke.)

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