Why Your Next Date Should Be at an Escape Room

Are your date nights consisting of movie and dinner, movie and dinner, and more movies and dinners? That can get old pretty quickly.
Don’t get us wrong, who doesn’t love a good movie and dinner? But if you are stuck in a dating rut and need some fun ideas to break the monotone routine of it all…we have a fun suggestion for you: an escape room date!
Not only is it a unique experience but also a great way to strengthen your relationship. Here are the reasons why escape rooms are perfect for a couple’s date night:

1. Escape Rooms Strengthen Your Communication Skills​

Communication is key in any relationship. More so, communication is essential to your success in an escape room as well. Escape rooms are designed to be played with other people – not alone. If the participants are to have any hope of getting out of the room, they better leave all communication pitfalls at the door. In order for you and your date to escape, you need to communicate what you see and find. The type of communication going on in an escape room is unique, and can lead to you both sharing different ideas and perspectives while setting your eyes on the same goal.

2. You Can Practice Teamwork

Another reason why an escape room is the perfect date night idea is that it forces you and your partner to work together as a team in order to succeed. Just like in real life, where you need to face a multitude of challenges with your partner, an escape room creates an opportunity to discover the skills you each bring to your relationship. Everyone has a unique skillset; while you might be great at solving puzzles, your partner might be better at finding clues. Ultimately, an escape room requires you and your date to come together, work as a unit, and hone your teamwork skills as a couple.

3. It Can Be a Test of Patience

With only an hour to make it out, an escape room can often feel like a race against the clock. However, being patient is key in escape room success, much like it is key in any relationship. An escape room date night is a great way for you and your partner to practice remaining calm under pressure and having patience with each other in stressful situations. Instead of diving into the chaos thoughtlessly, you and your partner can take the time to assess and search for all possible solutions.

4. Escape Rooms Fortify Your Trust in Each Other

Trust is crucial in the success of any relationship as well as in (you guessed it!) an escape room. However, it can be a scary thing to trust someone at first. An escape room is a safe space where you and your partner can practice trust by taking baby steps such as giving up control of a certain puzzle, or by trusting that your date has found an answer you haven’t yet. At the end of your experience, you will find that your bond has been strengthened and revitalized.

5. An Opportunity to Discover Your Chemistry

First date? Your escape room visit can help determine if you function well as a team. Does your date communicate poorly? Are their skills peeking through as they try to escape? This is a great opportunity to discover how your date acts under pressure and to find out if there is any chemistry between the two of you. However, don’t stress it out – an escape room is a low-stakes environment where you can not only have fun but come out the other side with a healthier view of each other!

It’s time to put the excitement back into dating. Have some fun, get to know each other on a deeper level, and escape as a unit! Come and try our escape room challenges at Alcatraz Escape Games!

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