Life is full of twists and turns, and we can never really tell what's going to leap out around the next corner. Some of us are the more adventurous type who aren't intimidated by trying new things and welcome these surprises, while others prefer to stay on the straight and narrow among people and activities that they're familiar with. Of course, each to their own, there's no judgment here.
A first date can come with a lot of pressure, especially if you're trying to portray yourself as someone you're not in order to impress the other person. Trust us, they'll realize that you're not being genuine. If dinner and a movie sounds like the most boring and overdone first date in the history of mankind, then we'd probably recommend not suggesting it to that pretty guy or girl next door. Instead, go for something a little different, like, say, jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet, or barhopping through underground venues until the sun comes up.
Perhaps you're more of a vibrant party-goer who loves nothing more than shredding up the dance floor with your sick moves (which your date will be impressed by, of course). Or maybe the cliche walk on the beach at sunset is a little more your style, with that extra hint of romance. Whichever first date option you go for, we hope it goes well and that there's a second soon after!
Never have I ever... been to Disneyland
They call it 'The Happiest Place on Earth', but that's assuming that you're not phased by crowds, long lines, loud noises, yelling children, oversized unhealthy snacks and adults dressed up in strange animal costumes. Nevertheless, it's on most people's bucket lists! As told by Wikipedia, "Walt Disney came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s. He initially envisioned building a tourist attraction adjacent to his studios in Burbank to entertain fans who wished to visit; however, he soon realized that the proposed site was too small."
Never have I ever... Jumped out of a plane
It's the ultimate thrill! That is, unless, you're not too fond of heights. Skydiving is a surefire way to get the adrenaline pumping and the heart racing, and it can be done all over the world in a number of cities and countries. However, watch out for the weather, as explained by Wikipedia, "Parachuting in poor weather, especially with thunderstorms, high winds, and dust devils can be a dangerous activity. Reputable drop zones will suspend normal operations during inclement weather. In the United States, the USPA's Basic Safety Requirements prohibit solo student skydivers from jumping in winds exceeding 14 mph."
Never have I ever... Been white water rafting
The water splashing up in your face and the currents rocking you form side to side is truly a unique experience. Some people would argue that it's too dangerous, especially considering that some rivers feature rocks and trees scattered around in various places. However, accoring to ABC News, it's actually "Safer than cycling. Even with the [risks], industry spokesman John Cantamessa said the activity is safer than more common ones. "The fact is that white-water rafting with its risks is still safer than a lot of sports like riding your bicycle"
Never have I ever... Ran more than 5 miles
Running is no easy feat, and whoever has told you that it is clearly hasn't discover McDonald's 24 McNuggets for $9.95 deal. Anyway, moving on, some of us actually like to get out in the open and and get the body moving, especially if we spend a lot of time sitting hunched behind a desk. Running to the fridge and back doesn't count - we're talking uphill and downhill and then through a park, perhaps along a boardwalk. So, have you ever attempted a run of five miles or more?
Never have I ever... Hiked up a mountain
As told by Harvard Health Published, "Like brisk walking, hiking is a good way to improve your cardiovascular fitness, particularly if your route includes some hills, which will force your heart to work harder. Taking a hike on the slightly uneven surface of a trail also provides a natural way to engage the core muscles in your torso and to hone your balance skills. [Dr Baggish tells us that] “You usually don’t get that type of lateral motion from walking on a treadmill or riding a bike.”
Never have I ever... Been to the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a national treasure and is one of the most well recognised and beloved natural attractions in the country and across the world. TheTrain says it best: "With its ever-changing and dramatic scenery of enormous proportions, the Grand Canyon is one of the world's most spectacular landscapes." So, have you had the chance to visit this vast stretch of natural beauty? Or is it not even on your bucket list because it's simply a 'big ole hole in the ground and not much more'?
Never have I ever... Been to New York
New York City... the concrete jungle... the city where dreams are made of... the Big Apple... there are just so many names for this megacity! According to Wikipedia, New York City is the most populous city in all of the US of A. Furthermore, "with an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States." So, have you been to this megacity recently?
Never have I ever... Gone skiing
As one of the most popular winter sports, skiing pops up in snows pockets all over the world. While usually people will go skiing in the mountains, it's not unheard of for dryer desert cities to create artificial ski and snowboard hills (we're looking at you, Dubai). When there's no snow, as told by Wikipedia, "skiing can also be practiced indoors without snow, outdoors on grass, on dry ski slopes, with ski simulators, or with roller skis. A treadmill-like surface can also be used, to enable skiing while staying in the same place. Sand skiing involves sliding on sand instead of snow, but the skier uses conventional skis, ski poles, bindings and boots"
Never have I ever... Listened to Ed Sheeran on repeat
If there's a more iconic singer / songwriter out there at the moment, do please let us know. His success is unquestionable, and he remains a down to earth kind of fellow. As stated by Wikipedia, "He has sold more than 45 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. Two of his albums are in the list of the best-selling albums in UK chart history: x at number 20, and ÷ at number 34."
Never have I ever... Been to Nashville
If it's music you're after, then Nashville has got you covered. Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and the most populated city in the state as well. In addition to its wild music vibes and being a hub of culture, Nashville It's also home to a number of learning institutions, such as the Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Fisk University, and Lipscomb University. So have you been to Nashville, or is it not even close to being on your list of places to check out?
Never have I ever... Paid over $100 for a music concert
Your favourite artist is coming to town, so get excited! You've made a pretty poster, covered in glitter with a catchy pun in bold letters, and you're wearing your most well-word Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Justin Bieber or Blink 182 t-shirt (which was probably overpriced as well). But when it comes to cash, how much are you actually willing to spend on an event that will last two, maybe three hours tops? Not everyone can justify such a big spend, but can you?
Never have I ever... Kept a journal
Keeping a journal is an excellent way to release your inner thoughts and emotions, and it's always intriguing to look back on notes from years gone by. According to Journey.cloud, there are a number of benefits associated with keeping a journal. It helps to: "Keep your thoughts organized", "Improve your writing", "Set & achieve your goals", "Record ideas on-the-go", "Relieve stress", "Allow yourself to self-reflect", "Boost your memory", and "Inspire creativity". So, have you been one to scribble down words on paper, or do you prefer to simply live in the moment?
Never have I ever... Been on a plane
It's a bird! No, it's a plane! No, it's... oh wait, it's actually a plane. We currently live in an era where travelling from city to city, country to country, and hemisphere to hemisphere is as easy as it's ever been. It's a big wide world out there, and it order for us to see it, we need to actually get ourselves up in the air on planes once in a while. Aisle seat or middle seat? Front of the plane or back?
Never have I ever... Read the Harry Potter books
The Boy who Lived! Harry Potter is perhaps the most well-known and well-loved fantasy world ever to be created. We all know the story, but in case you've been living under a rock; "Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal" (Wikipedia).
Never have I ever... Attended a midnight premiere
While in today's film world a midnight premiere is all the rage, with celebs and actors attending the red carpet, it wasn't always the case. As told by Wikipedia, "The term midnight movie is rooted in the practice that emerged in the 1950s of local television stations around the United States airing low-budget genre films as late-night programming, often with a host delivering ironic asides." So, have you ever wanted to see a film so badly that you stayed up past your bedtime?
Never have I ever... taken a pottery class
If you like using your hands to get creative, then look no further than pottery! As told by Wikipedia, "Pottery is made by forming a ceramic (often clay) body into objects of a desired shape and heating them to high temperatures (1000-1600 degrees Celsius) in a kiln which evaporates all the water from the clay and induces reactions that lead to permanent changes including increasing the strength and solidity of the object's shape." Sounds like a fun time, but it's not for everyone. Is it for you?
Never have I ever... been surfing
"Gnarly wave dude!" If all you can think about when you wake up in the morning is paddling out into the ocean's abyss, then it's time to give surfing a try. Whether it's Hawaii or down under in Australia, our planet has no shortage of unreal surfing locations. Even if you don't live near to a beach, there are indoor facilities that replicate the techniques of surfing, such as the FlowRider. So, have you tried your hand at riding the waves?
Never have I ever... been bungee jumping
Whatever you do, don't look down! If the daily grind of mundane routine is getting you into a rut, then we have the answer, and it comes in the form of bungee jumping! As told by Wikipedia, bungee jumping is "an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. The tall structure is usually a fixed object, such as a building, bridge or crane; but it is also possible to jump from a movable object, such as a hot-air-balloon or helicopter, that has the ability to hover above the ground. The thrill comes from the free-falling and the rebound."
Never have I ever... eaten too much sushi
The concept of all you can eat sushi doesn't exist everywhere in the world, but that doesn't mean that we can't stuff our faces with its deliciousness. It's likely that shortly after we'll be rolling around on the floor in regret, but hey, it was darn tasty! There are countless types and variations of the dish that originates from Asia, but some of the more common ones include the sushi roll (think California roll or Hawaiiain roll), Uramaki, Nigirizushi and makizushi.
Never have I ever... visited Australia
Have you ever visited the bright and sunny land down under? From Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on the East Coast, to Perth out in the West, and that little island called Tasmania that everyone always forgets about, there is no shortage of places to visit or things to see in Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most beautiful natural ecosystems on the planet, and there's nothing quite like the giant monolith that is Uluru, smack in the middle of the Aussie Outback.
Never have I ever... wanted a pet goat
Growing up as kids, the majority of us have wanted a pet. Some of us ended up getting a cat or a dog, or perhaps a hamster or a mouse if there wasn't enough space in the house. But how many of us have had the desire for something a little more obscure? If petting zoos make your heart go wild, then maybe it really is time to think about getting a pet goat to roam around in the backyard.
Never have I ever... eaten a deep-fried Oreo
We should all be familiar with the delicious chocolatey biscuit that is an Oreo. But, hey, why not take it to the next level and throw it in a deep frier? (We're looking at you for this one, America). These treats are available in over 100 countries around the world, and believe it or not, we're introduced to the public over 100 years ago, way back on March 6, 1912. So, shall we add deep-fry to the saying of "twist, lick and dunk"?
Never have I ever... spent a night in a hospital
You're riding down the street on your flashy new push bike, when all of a sudden, a massive T-Rex storms out of a driveway, causing you to lose your balance and topple over onto the sidewalk. Ouch. Okay, maybe the T-Rex is a little unrealistic, but little accidents like this happen to us all the time, whether we like it or not. Unfortunately, life is full of unforeseen events, so if we're dealt a hand of bad luck, we may end up in the hospital for a night or two.
Never have I ever... been in a fight
We're a pretty darn proud species, aren't we. Some of us are often way too stubborn for our own good and refuse to back down in an argument, even if it's something as fickle and pointless as which shade of grey is the right one to paint the spare bedroom. Some of us take it to another level entirely, getting physical to prove a point instead of simply using words to mellow a situation. So, have you ever been in a fight?
Never have I ever... stolen something
Uh oh, we're delving into some questionable territory right here. Don't worry though, we're not going to run and tell your mum about the time you 'borrowed' little Joey's red pen in ninth grade and never actually returned it. Have you ever taken the last slice of your roommate's leftover pizza, hoping that they'd simply forget about it? Or have you borrowed a partner's sweatshirt and simply never gave it back? Perhaps you were the extra member of the Oceans 11 team, and were part of the Casino heist!
Never have I ever... watched the sunrise
Mother Nature is a beautiful thing, isn't she? She's able to dazzle us, day in and day out, with a vast range of colours across the sky. Without failure, she'll make the sun rise in the morning and then set in the evening when the day is done. So, have you ever had the opportunity (or the willingness), to wake up in the wee hours of the morning when the rest of the world is asleep in order to see the sun lift itself over the horizon?
Never have I ever... eaten lobster
Of all the seafood options out there, Lobster is up there as one of the most loved and appreciated. When thrown together with some garlic butter, or even on a roll, some foodies simply can't get enough of this crustacean on a plate. If you live near the sea, odds are that you've tried this, but if you're more inland, you may not have had the opportunity. So, are you a fan of this dish, or would you rather steer clear?
Never have I ever... made homemade tacos
We are faced with many difficult questions in this big, complicated world of ours. But perhaps the most difficult of them all is the debate of soft shell versus hard shell tacos. It's a debate that may never truly be settled, or at least not in our lifetimes! "is a traditional dish [from Mexico] consisting of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and cheese, allowing great versatility and variety." (Wikipedia)
Never have I ever... eaten hot peppers
Some people love a little kick in their meals, while on the flip side, others will get watery eyes, a runny nose, and will have an all-round bad time. As explained by Wikipedia, "Chili peppers are widely used in many cuisines as a spice to add heat to dishes. The substances that give chili peppers their intensity when ingested or applied topically are capsaicin and related compounds known as capsaicinoids." Continuing, they have been "part of human diets since about 7,500 BC, and are one of the oldest cultivated crops in the Americas".
Never have I ever... drank from a box of wine
If you've ever been to or thrown a dinner party, then odds are that you've seen one of these. As told by Wikipedia, "Box wine (cask wine or boxed wine) is wine packaged in a bag-in-box. Wine is contained in a plastic bladder typically with an air-tight valve emerging from a protective corrugated fiberboard box. It serves as an alternative to traditional wine bottling in glass with a cork or synthetic seal. It is sometimes called goon, goon bag or "Chateau Cardboard" in Australia."
Never have I ever... popped a champagne bottle
Compared to the 'goon bag', or boxed wine as its more formally known, Champagne is definitely a little more fancy. While it has become a word associated with all sorts of bubbly wine, it actually shouldn't be. As told by Wikipedia, "Many people use the term Champagne as a generic term for sparkling wine but in some countries, it is illegal to label any product Champagne unless it both comes from the Champagne region and is produced under the rules of the appellation".
Never have I ever... partied in Las Vegas
They call it Sin City, and as the saying goes, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. "Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its [casinos], shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife." "The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated activities. It is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world". (Wikipedia).
Never have I ever... snuck into someone else's pool
We may have seen this time and time again in the cliche high-school films, but have you ever actually done it in real life? If you have, we certainly hope for your sake that the neighbors didn't find out, because that's spells all kinds of uncomfortable trouble". Are you the type of person who sticks to the straight and narrow, playing by the rules at all times, or does a little bit of adventure and a little bit of bending the rules give you a kick?
Never have I ever... played 'spin the bottle'
Hands up if you've ever been to a cheesy Sweet 16th birthday party (raises hand to the ceiling). Similarly, if back in high school, your friend threw a little party when their parents were out of town, then you've probably come face to face with this sneaky game. Spin the bottle isn't for everyone, but it's certainly a way to get some laughs and to break the ice. Maybe it's the start of a love story to tell to your grandkids one day!
Never have I ever... gone camping
Is there anything better than waking up in nature to the sounds of birds chirping? Well, that depends who you ask. "Camping is an outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home in a shelter, such as a tent. Generally participants leave developed areas to spend time outdoors in more natural ones in pursuit of activities providing them enjoyment. To be regarded as "camping" a minimum of one night is spent outdoors, distinguishing it from day-tripping, picnicking, and other similarly short-term recreational activities. Camping can be enjoyed through all four seasons." (Wikipedia)
Never have I ever... played the guitar
Do you think of yourself as a prodigy to Ed Sheeran? Are you planning to sell out Madison Square Garden with a bunch of paparazzi and yelling fans following you around every corner? Well, we'd say that you probably need to learn some basic chords before that could happen. There are so many different types of guitars out there available to us, and thanks to this glorious thing called the internet, learning how to play is easier than ever. So, ever given it a go?
Never have I ever... been in a band
Whether you're the rockstar signing the autographs who can't get enough of the spotlight, or the humble drummer who prefers to lay low in the background, the allure of being in a band has attracted a lot of people around the world for years and years. From indie pop to raging metal and even a capella, there is a genre of music out there for everyone to get involved with. So, have you ever taken over your parents garage to start a band?
Never have I ever... eaten something that's fallen on the floor
Some people call it the 3-second rule, other the 5-second rule, and a handful of us even stretch it to the 10-second rule. Either way, the food has fallen on the floor and there's an internal debate going on in your head about whether its worth eating or not. What if it was in front of a bunch of people? Would that change your decision due to the chance of embarrassment? Or are you one of those people who is just too lazy to make another slice of toast, so the floor-toast will have to do?
Never have I ever... been to a costume party
If you have in fact ever been to a costume party, we're confident that it had something to do with Halloween. As told by Wikipedia, "Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising and souling), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting [spooky] attractions, telling stories, as well as watching [spooky] films". Are you one of those people who goes all out, make-up, wig and all? Or are you one of the last-minute costume planners who simply writes their character across their forehead in black marker?
Never have I ever... spent all night in a bar
We're taking a page out of the How I Met Your Mother book, where Ted, Barney and the gang spend hours upon hours in their local bar, McLaren's. No matter where you live in the world, we can pretty much guarantee that a local watering hole isn't too far away. Of course, different countries have different age restrictions for who can enter. But different countries (and cities for that matter) also have wildly different closing times, with some venues staying upon for days at a time.
Never have I ever... been to Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest, held in Munich, Germany every year in September and October is one of the biggest annual parties on the planet. The drinks and snacks are flowing, and both locals and tourists gear up in the traditional Bavarian attire. According to Wikipedia, "The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modeled after the original Munich event." So, have you ever made it out to this event?
Never have I ever... wanted to go to Tomorrowland
If you're a fan of music festivals, then without a doubt you've heard of Tomorrowland. As told by Wikipedia, "Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium. Tomorrowland was first held in 2005 and has since become one of the world's largest and most notable music festivals. It now stretches over 2 weekends and usually sells out in minutes." Have you ever made the trip over to Europe for this event, or are you more of a homebody who doesn't deal well with big crowds?
Never have I ever... wanted to go to La Tomatina
This is a food fight of epic proportions. As explained by Wikipedia, La Tomatina is an ecent "in the East of Spain 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in a tomato fight purely for entertainment purposes. Since 1945 it has been held on the last Wednesday of August, during a week of festivities in Buñol." If you can't handle spilling a bit of tomato sauce on your shirt, then perhaps it's better to pass on this one.
Never have I ever... visited Canada
The land of poutine, maple syrup and polar bears sits just north of the US of A. Even though the two countries share a border, not everyone has taken the time to skip over it into and explore the vast beauty of Canada. Boasting vibrant cities like Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and more, Canada is actually the world's second largest country by land mass. Oh and they also speak French over there, a fact that a lot of USA folk can't quite comprehend.
Never have I ever... fallen asleep on the train
We've all seen it. The one person whose face is squashed up against the galss, headphones in ears and eyes shut, on their way to the end of the line. This usually happens at the end of a big night out, but even after a hard day of work it's pretty easy to doze off on the subway. Just make sure that you're not leaning on a stranger's shoulder, because that can get really awkward really quickly. Has it ever happened to you?
Never have I ever... been to Italy
Nestled in the heart of Europe, Italy is a nation is unique culture, amazing food, and a people unlike anywhere else in the world. The cuisine is some of the most mouth-watering of any country's, with pizza and pasta making their way around the world as household favourite dishes. "With around 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous EU member state and the most populous country in Southern Europe." (Wikipedia). Italy also, according to most, looks like a boot on a map.
Never have I ever... eaten an entire pizza by myself
Don't be ashamed if you've done this, because to be honest, the majority of us have, and then probably scoffed down a bowl of ice cream for dessert as well. Whether it's thin crust, thick crust, deep dish, or traditional, there are so many variations of pizza. What stays true throughout, however, is the fact that it's a darn delicious food. We won't get into the pineapple on pizza debate now, but that's one that has divided opinions for years. So, how much of a pizza lover are you?
Never have I ever... visited Atlantic City
As the USA's East Coast equivalent of Las Vegas, Atlantic City doesn't quite measure up to the hype and status of Sin City. Nevertheless, as a resort city, it still attracts party goers from near and far (although, usually not too far). According to Wikipedia, "Because of its location in South Jersey, hugging the Atlantic Ocean between marshlands and islands, Atlantic City was viewed by developers as prime real estate and a potential resort town. In 1853, the first commercial hotel, the Belloe House, was built".
Never have I ever... wanted to go to Paris
Ah, Paris. One of the most romantic cities on the planet is one almost everyone's bucket list as a must-see destination. The capital of France boasts culture and art unlike anywhere else, as "is especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks: the Louvre was the most visited art museum in the world in 2018, with 10.2 million visitors" (Wikipedia). So, have you had the chance to visit the City of Lights, or is it still on your to-do list for the future?
Never have I ever... got a brain-freeze from eating too much ice cream
Some people absolutely love ice cream and will eat it by the pint, not even bothering with a bowl. From the classics like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, to a little more adventurous flavours like cookies and cream, and all the way to wacky Ben n Jerry's creations like Chunky Monkey, there is no shortage of ice cream in this world of ours. So, have you ever eaten way too much, way too quickly, and then instantly regretted it? We certainly have.