Should You Choose a Shooting Date?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

blonde woman in navy blue vest with yellow ear defenders and a gun

To celebrate National Shooting Week (25th May – 2nd June) we asked our members whether or not they would like to go to a shooting range on a first date. We couldn’t have got a more even spread between the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ results if we tried – 50% of people said that they would like to go to a shooting range on a first date and 50% said that they wouldn’t like to. So how do you decide if it’s a good idea to choose a shooting date?

Reasons to try a shooting date

If you’re looking for something a bit different to ‘let’s go for a drink’, then a shooting date with your muddy match could be just the thing. Take a look at your date’s dating profile and see if they have mentioned a love of shooting or have chosen shooting as one of their favourite activities. You’ll even win brownie points if they have mentioned that they are keen to try shooting, but would like someone to show them the ropes.

You can choose between outdoor shooting grounds if the weather is nice and indoor shooting ranges for a rainy day date.

Reasons to give it a miss

For 50% of people on Muddy Matches, going shooting on a first date just isn’t their thing. It may be that they are nervous about doing a physical activity in front of someone who they don’t know, especially if they haven’t tried shooting before. It’s also likely to be more expensive than going for drinks or for dinner.

If you’d like to go on a shooting date, suggest it to your muddy match and see how they respond. If your date isn’t keen to go shooting, but fancies going on an outdoor date, there are lots of other ideas that you could try, such as hiking or cycling.

National Shooting Week offers

If you do fancy going on a shooting date, check out the National Shooting Week website for details of offers in your area. It is also a great place to find out where you nearest shooting ground is and information about taking up shooting as a hobby.

With 1000 shooting clubs in the UK alone there is bound to be a ground that is within a reasonable distance of where you live.