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Best Ways to Get Your Date to Fall for You?

Okay, this is going to sound a bit creepy but one key way to make someone fall for you is fear. Hold on, stick with me, this isn’t as bad as it sounds. The physical reaction that comes with fear – rapid pulse, shortness of breath, an increase in blood pressure, heightened awareness – are also the same things people feel when they are sexually attracted to someone. People will confuse the reason they are feeling these things and it may make them feel more attracted to the person they are with.

So, what kinds of things can you do that will bring about these sensations? No, stalking them in a dark parking lot is NOT a good idea! We’re looking for more socially acceptable activities because we’re assuming you want a long-term relationship, not a restraining order.

If you both like skydiving or rock climbing or whatever adrenaline rush thing physically active people do, then your problem is solved. Do your thing. You’re not getting any advice from me on that because my idea of physically active is to point and click on something with my mouse instead of using a keyboard shortcut.

The answer for the rest of us is roller coasters!

Here’s a list of some of the most interesting and exciting roller coasters around the U.S.:

The Riddler’s Revenge, a stand-up coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA

The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal Orlando. This one has quick acceleration (40 mph in 2 seconds) and seven inversions. It will close for enhancements on September 8, 2015 and reopen in summer 2016.

FireHawk, King’s Island, Mason, OH. You are strapped in lying down and when the coaster flips, it’s like you’re flying.

Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH. It’s got a drag race theme and the sound of a revving engine at the beginning just primes you for the 420-foot climb (and drop).

Kingda King, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ. “Kingda King”…I don’t think you could come up with a more New Jersey sounding name. It’s currently the world’s tallest and the second fastest coaster. It’s similar to the Top Thrill Dragster, only moreso.

Wild Mouse, Hersheypark, Hershey, PA. Wild mouse-type coasters, also called mousetrap coasters, don’t rely on speed, the thrills come from the hairpin turns that make it look as though you’re about to fly off the track.

 Fury 325, Carowinds, Charlotte, NC. This one offers both height and speed – it has a 325-foot drop and reaches speeds of 95 mph.

The Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia is similar to the Fury 325 with a slightly shorter drop (300 feet) and is 5 mph slower.

Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast, Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, TX features backwards facing trains and a 150-foot inversion. (There’s also one at Six Flags St. Louis.)

Hades 360 is a looping wooden track roller coaster at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

This is not a complete list of all roller coasters, it’s not even a complete list of all of the best/tallest/fastest coasters. There are hundreds of amusement parks and theme parks in the U.S. and many of them have several exciting roller coasters and we didn’t even start to discuss non-coaster thrill rides. Do you have a favorite roller coaster or other thrill ride? What makes it special: speed, height, inversions, or it’s just the closest one to your home (that counts for a lot, especially when you’re planning a date)?

(Disclaimer, we cheated a bit. This isn’t a list of the best ways to get your date to fall for you, it’s one way with a list of possible locations. Check back for future posts where we discuss other dating strategies.)

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