Hey there, lovebirds! Are you looking to impress your date with something more exciting than a cliché dinner and a movie? Ever thought of an escape room as a first date option?

At Solve The Room NJ, we believe that a first date should be an exciting and memorable experience. So why not take the plunge and try something out of the ordinary, like an escape room adventure? 

Our interactive puzzles and clues will put your teamwork skills to the test while you work together to make it out in time! So what do you say – yay or nay?

Let’s dive into the pros and cons of this unconventional adventure and see if it’s the perfect match for your love life!

But before that, let’s discuss…

What escape rooms are

Escape rooms are immersive, live-action games where players work together to solve puzzles and crack codes to “escape” a themed room within a set time limit. 

Why escape rooms are a popular choice for first dates 

With their engaging atmosphere and unique challenges, escape rooms have become a go-to option for adventurous couples looking to break the ice and create lasting memories.

As with any first-date activity, there are advantages and disadvantages to consider. Let’s break it down!

The Pros of Escape Rooms as a First Date 

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Alright, so you’re considering an escape room for your big night. What’s in it for you? Here’s the scoop:

Teamwork and communication

  • Escape rooms are chock-full of puzzles that require players to collaborate and communicate effectively
  • Working together can help build a genuine connection between you and your date

Fun and exciting atmosphere

  • Who needs a run-of-the-mill dinner and a movie when you can immerse yourselves in a thrilling adventure?
  • Escape rooms are a great way to break the ice and create a memorable experience

Shows compatibility and problem-solving skills

  • An escape room can help determine if you and your date can work well together under pressure
  • Demonstrating your problem-solving skills can be a major turn-on for potential partners!

The Cons of Escape Rooms as a First Date 

Now, hold your horses! Before you book that escape room, let’s discuss some potential drawbacks:

It can be stressful and overwhelming

  • There’s no denying that an escape room can be intense, and you might feel pressure to perform well in front of your date
  • To combat stress, remember to breathe, and focus on having fun together

May not be suitable for all types of people

  • An escape room might not be the best fit for introverted or anxious individuals
  • People have different preferences, so it’s important to consider your date’s interests before making plans

Limited opportunity for conversation

  • Unlike a coffee shop or a quiet dinner, escape rooms don’t always leave much room for deep conversation
  • To strike a balance, make sure to chat before and after the experience

How to Make an Escape Room Date a Success 

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Ready to give it a shot? Follow these tips to make your escape room date a smashing success:

Choose the right escape room

  • Pick an escape room with a theme that both you and your date will enjoy
  • Keep the difficulty level in mind to ensure a positive experience for both of you

Communicate before and during the experience

  • Communication is key, both in relationships and in escape rooms
  • Make sure you’re both on the same page and actively engaged in the game

Have fun, and don’t take it too seriously

  • Remember, it’s just a game! Enjoy the experience and don’t get too hung up on the outcome
  • Keep things light and laugh off any mistakes you might make along the way
Notes from Solve the Room
At Solve the Room, we offer three immersive themed physical escape rooms:Jail Break: As the name suggests, you must escape from the prison where you were imprisoned for a crime you didn’t commit in 60 minutes.Escape the Bar: You are in an illegal bar during the prohibition era in the early 1900s, and you have to get out before police raidsPharaoh’s Tomb: Rescue your friend who entered the Pharaoh’s tomb and has gone missing since.All the games are fully family-friendly, thematic, immersive, and designed to offer unforgettable fun. Our games are ideal for date nights.

Frequently Asked Questions

People Asking Questions

Should you do an escape room on a first date?

This is a common question. As escape rooms are unconventional venues for dates, many couples, esp first-timers, aren’t too sure about going to escape rooms for their first dates. However, you can. Just keep the following points in mind.

  • Absolutely, if both you and your date are up for an adventure and enjoy problem-solving
  • Keep in mind each person’s preferences and comfort levels
  • Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and be open to new experiences

Can you do an escape room as a date or as a couple?

Yes! As mentioned in the previous answer, you certainly can and should. Below are the reasons

  • Escape rooms are perfect for couples or dates, fostering teamwork and communication
  • They offer a unique, engaging atmosphere that can help break the ice and create lasting memories

However, talk to your date beforehand and check their comfort levels. Some people aren’t fit for an escape room first date. Go back to the actual blog and get guidance for the personality types unsuitable for escape room dates.

If yours is not a first date and you’re dating for a while, escape room date nights are a must-do.

What should I wear to an escape room date?

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The key is comfort. However, keep the following in mind

  • Dress comfortably and casually, as you’ll be moving around and solving puzzles
  • Avoid high heels, tight clothing, or anything that might restrict your movement
  • Just like your budding romance, keep it light and easy!

Read our popular article How to Dress for Success in an Escape Room: Tips and Tricks for a detailed guideline for what to wear in an escape room.


Well, we’ve explored the ins and outs of escape rooms as a first-date option. But what about the rules regarding photos in an escape room? Most escape rooms allow pictures after an escape game, as phones are not allowed during an escape game. Head to our guide to understand what other items are allowed inside an escape room.. Head to our article to understand the policies regarding photography in escape rooms.

Let’s wrap it up with a recap and some final thoughts:

  • We’ve discussed the pros, such as teamwork, a fun atmosphere, and showcasing compatibility
  • We’ve also touched on the cons, like potential stress, suitability and limited conversation opportunities

So, is an escape room a good choice for a first date? The answer depends on you and your date’s personalities and preferences. If you’re both up for an adventure and eager to test your problem-solving skills together, it might be the perfect option!

Above all, the key to a successful first date is having fun and being open to new experiences. And hey, even if you don’t escape the room, you might find the key to each other’s hearts. (Cue the “awww”!)

Ready to give it a try? Visit Solve the Room, NJ, for an unforgettable date night or even a  first-date experience that will have you both talking for weeks. Good luck, lovebirds!

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