- Ocean Florida is looking to send two singles on a once-in-a-lifetime first date where they get to test theme parks and beaches
- The chosen pair will be sent on an all-expenses paid trip to Florida, worth over £25,000
- The nine-day long trip has an extensive itinerary full of action-packed activities
What if you could catch flights AND feelings?
Ocean Florida and partners are putting two people to the ultimate test by offering a nine-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Florida…the catch? It will be their FIRST DATE!
If chosen, YOU could be staying in a luxury villa, rating roller coasters, strolling down golden beaches and soaking up the scenic views from above in a romantic hot air balloon ride – all with your blind date while in the Sunshine State of Florida.
The pair chosen to embark on this unique experience, worth over £25,000, will be selected by industry expert and globally accredited international matchmaker, Michelle Begy, the Managing Director and Founder of Ignite Dating, who will assess all submissions and pair the most compatible matches.
So, if you’re a thrill-seeker hoping to find true love, what better way to put your relationship to the test than jetting off over Valentine’s week in 2024 for the experience of a lifetime?
“Count me in! How do I apply?”
- First, you’ll need to fill out a simple first-stage application form on the Ocean Florida website here
- Entrants must be UK residents aged 25-60, hold a full UK driving licence, and of course – be single! (full t&c’s here)
- Entrants must be available to take the trip between the 12th – 21st of February 2024
- Ocean Florida is looking for two people who aren’t afraid to get stuck into adrenaline-packed activities, documenting their journey with a Go-Pro provided for the trip
The selected couple will be notified on the 17th of January 2024
“What can I expect from the trip?”
The lucky couple will travel in style with Virgin Atlantic, leaving from London Heathrow Airport and heading straight to Orlando, where you’ll spend eight nights in luxury villas and hotels, with your own private rooms and ensuites.
Trial all that the Sunshine State has to offer with this multi-centre trip across Orlando, Central Florida and Anna Maria Island. Whether that be testing your nerves high up on roller coasters or getting up close (but not too close) with Florida’s famous alligators while zooming down a zip wire at Gatorland USA.
We’ll let you test your fear factor and discover your adrenaline junkie side at heights of 35 feet and speeds of 68 miles per hour on the Serengeti Flyer at Busch Gardens. You’ll also be encouraged to take it slow while admiring the scenic views of the Florida skyline during a serene hot air balloon ride with Central Florida.
Test the water whilst jet skiing or taking a dolphin spotting cruise around Anna Maria Island and enjoy toes in the sand dining whilst watching one of the most romantic sunsets on the Gulf Coast. The fun doesn’t stop there, you’ll also receive a pair of basketball tickets, where you will be seated front-row at Jernigan’s to watch Orlando Magic play on Valentine’s night.
And this isn’t all – the full itinerary has an array of other activities to occupy your trip and keep you busy!
At the end of each day, wind down and get to know each other better over romantic dinners in a selection of amazing restaurants that Florida has to offer. Plus, all of your food and travel allowance is fully covered, so the only thing either of you will have to worry about is turning up!
Explaining why activity-focused dates are so effective when looking for love, matchmaker and founder of Ignite Dating, Michelle Begy, states: “Everyone dreads awkward silences on a date, so it can help to have activities planned where you can really get to know somebody better. Sharing an experience gives you plenty to talk about and can help you relax because you are both doing something you enjoy.
It can feel a lot more natural to break the ice with a shared activity rather than meeting solely face-to-face across the dinner table, politely trying to keep the conversation flowing. People tend to be themselves when they are in the moment, truly enjoying what they are doing, which can really help in getting to know somebody better and eliminate the nerves that can strike when you are dating.”