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Is Going To An Escape Room a Good Option For Date Night?

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

With many years of experience in the world of escape rooms, we have seen everything from first dates to grand marriage proposals – all involving escape rooms! These games can be a great date idea but there are some things you will want to consider before going out on a date to an escape room.

Escape rooms can be a creative twist on a date idea, especially for doing something creative and different than the norm. They will test your compatibility, communication skills, and stress management through problem-solving. However, it’s important to keep in mind the opposite is also true. While escape rooms can help build a stronger connection with your partner; they can also reveal your incompatibilities as well.

Healthy Competition

Don’t turn on your partner! Remember that you’re competing against the clock and the puzzles, not your partner. Escape rooms can be competitive, and you don’t want to argue over the puzzles when trying to solve them.

You win together and you lose together. If things don’t go well inside the escape room don’t blame the other person. The last thing you want is to make your date feel unintelligent because they couldn’t solve one of the challenges in the room. I have seen many escape rooms go down that path.

Focus On Communication

Escape rooms will test your ability to communicate. This is great for seeing if you are compatible with someone. If you want to pass that test, then make sure you are constantly talking to your partner about things you are finding, discovering, and thinking about.

If you and your partner have a hard time communicating, then you probably aren’t going to do very well in the escape room, and you definitely aren’t going to have as much fun this way. All strong relationships are founded upon strong communication.

Stress Management

People can behave much differently when placed under stress. It’s good to know how your partner manages their stress. Going on a date to an escape room is a great way to see how your partner handles a stressful environment.

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Are Escape Rooms Good For FIRST Dates?

Escape Rooms during a first date can be a challenge. We have seen many different new couples come in for first dates. Sure, an escape room can present a good time, but you must stay calm, cool, and collected.

Most bad dates involve at least one person that had never done an escape room. Therefore, these couples didn’t do very well when it came to solving the escape room. When new couples participate in an escape room and it doesn’t go well, they fail mainly because they weren’t ready for that level of communication.

It can be hard to succeed in an escape room when you don’t have an established connection with the person that you are with. I recommend at least having some sort of familiarity with someone before suggesting an escape room. This way you know each other pretty well and are comfortable with one another. That will allow you to focus on the puzzles and not worry about how to communicate with your partner.

In Conclusion

We have seen people change in the blink of an eye as soon as I put them in the room and start the timer. We have seen the sweetest of customers turn into the most competitive of trash-talkers.

Remember to always have fun and keep things positive!

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