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Five Fall Dates Because It’s Fall

There are dates, and then there are fall dates. The latter includes a higher concentration of cider- and archery-based activities. Also, they happen in the fall. That part’s key. So is reading the words below.

Drinking Cider. Lots of Cider.
THE CIDER OPTION

Drinking Cider. Lots of Cider.

The Date: Swinging by Bishop Cider Co., grabbing a couple bar stools and proceeding to sample a flight of housemade ciders, including a peach-pecan number and something called Crackberry.
Risk: Literally none. Well, barring any grape allergies.
Reward: Drinking cider is a reward unto itself.

Just a Little Fall-Themed Spa Day
THE RELAXING OPTION

Just a Little Fall-Themed Spa Day

The Date: A soothing outing wherein you and your date will be massaged... and wrapped in spiced-cider hot towels.
Risk: Low. Unless it’s a first date. Then high.
Reward: Hey, spiced-cider towels can’t hurt.

Spotting Foliage from a Zipline
THE SCENIC OPTION

Spotting Foliage from a Zipline

The Date: Strap yourself into a harness, clip to a zipline and fly above the multicolored trees of East Texas.
Risk: Medium. Ask about height-related fears up front.
Reward: Couples who zipline together... we don’t know. Sounds fun, though.

Available now, Zip Through the Fall Foliage Tour at NY-TX ZipLine Adventures, 7290 County Rd 4328, LaRue, 903-681-3791

Going All Hunger Games on Each Other
THE COMPETITIVE OPTION

Going All Hunger Games on Each Other

The Date: It’s called Archery Tag. It’s kind of like paintball, except here you’re equipped with a bow and a quiver of arrows. They’re soft-tipped arrows, but still.
Risk: High. Anything that requires a face mask is generally high.
Reward: Danger really gets the endorphins going.

Dating with a Shotgun in Hand
THE FULLY LOADED OPTION

Dating with a Shotgun in Hand

The Date: A day at the Dallas Gun Club that’ll have you shooting disks on a 24-station sporting-clays course like some kind of Downton Abbey aristocrat.
Risk: Higher. Guns, people, guns. These guns aren’t shooting blanks.
Reward: Undetermined. But please let us know if you find out.

Available now, Dallas Gun Club, 3601 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, 972-462-0043

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