Is Laser Tag A Good Date Idea? Here’s What You Need To Know

By Tavish Archer
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While I’ve played a lot of laser tag over the past decade, one session really stands out – my first laser tag date on Valentine’s Day back in 2018. It was also my most memorable romantic outing with my girlfriend, Maria, and one that I’ll never forget.

I know a laser tag date might sound a little unconventional. But then again, where’s the fun in sticking to boring, ‘conventional’ meetup ideas and never doing anything special?

We wanted a FUN and ROMANTIC activity, and honestly, I was a student at the time on a tight budget. A game with an after-party celebration seemed like a good option, especially since Maria was really into recreational sports but hadn’t tried laser tag yet.

Our experience turned out to be a blast, and we both had a great time. However, your experience may differ depending on several factors. Let me explain why and how, and also share some tips to make your date romantic and memorable.

Laser Tag Date: A Fun Or Foolish Idea?

Engaging in team-based activities like laser tag with your loved one is always a good idea. To put it simply – if you like to keep your adrenaline meter high, laser tag parties offer everything a date night should typically include: Adventure, Fun, Romance, and Good Food.

Still, worried that the outing might not go so well? That’s precisely why you should opt for a laser tag date! Being a recreational team game, it allows you to have a great time by HELPING each other, STRENGTHENING the bonding, and CONNECTING much better than traditional coffee or movie dates.

Hard to believe? Let me explain.

What Makes Laser Tag My Preferred Choice For A Date?

Ever since that epic day at the arena, laser tag has always been one of my preferred date ideas. I guess you might be wondering why I’d choose it over all other options. I get it – there’s no shortage of activities. There are many benefits, but here are 7 reasons why I prefer it for a romantic outing:

1. Laser Tag Is Fun And Exciting

Laser tag isn’t just a game; it’s a heart-pounding adventure filled with thrills and excitement.

Picture this: you and your partner, holding laser tag guns side by side, strategizing and dodging IR beams as you battle your way to victory. It’s not just about winning; it’s about the fun, laughter, and shared moments that make the date unforgettable. And hey, a little friendly competition never hurts – just remember, it’s all fun until someone starts bragging too much!

2. It Is Engaging And Romantic

Laser tag is a fantastic choice for a unique and engaging get-together with your partner. Unlike a typical movie outing where you sit in silence, a laser tag date keeps you both actively involved in the fun.

You can team up, strategize together, and share playful moments amid the game. It’s a perfect blend of competition and connection, adding a spark of romance to your adventure. So, ditch the traditional date nights and opt for a laser tag party instead!

3. It Is Very Economical

As I mentioned before, laser tag was an excellent choice for our date, and one of the reasons was its affordability. In my experience, a session costs between $8 to $15 per player, which is quite reasonable considering the value for money it offers.

That’s not all! Even if you opt for a more advanced arena with multiple levels and special game modes, it’s still a budget-friendly option that won’t break the bank. Alternatively, you can build one such DIY facility at your home, decorate it, get a good laser tag set, and play with your partner- as simple as that.

4. Laser Tag Is Easy To Play

Even if you’re both new to laser tag, you’ll quickly get the hang of it. While there are some rules to learn, and they may vary depending on the game mode, the basic objective remains simple: shoot as many players as you can while avoiding getting shot.

In fact, laser tag is so easy that the recommended age range starts around 6 years onwards. Most arenas even offer a tutorial before you start playing, so newcomers can quickly understand the basics.

Rest assured, you’ll both feel comfortable and confident in no time, and there’s no need to worry about looking like a noob in front of your date. Maria and I experienced the same thing, and it made our day even more memorable.

5. It Is A Stress-Buster Activity

Activities like laser tag are ideal for those anxious about making a good impression or worried about ruining the date. Engaging in a fun and stress-free game can help take your mind off such concerns, allowing you to relax and enjoy the moment with your partner.

Instead of overthinking and trying too hard to impress, you can focus on having a great time together. This is also one reason why laser tag is a popular activity for family game nights.

6. You Can Follow It Up With A Nice Dinner

Your outing doesn’t have to end with the laser tag games. After all that moving around, you both will likely be hungry, making it the perfect time to treat your partner to a nice dinner or grab some quick bites for a perfect end to the day.

8. Laser Tag Is Great For Bonding

One of the most underrated benefits of a laser tag date is how it strengthens your bond. Collaborating on tactics and working together to secure victory enhances communication and teamwork, key elements in any relationship.

Even if you find yourselves on opposite teams in a free-for-all, the friendly competition can deepen your connection and give you insights into each other’s playful side. Wouldn’t you agree?

Ideas To Make Your Laser Tag Outing Truly Romantic

Having a laser tag date is quite different from going to the arena alone or with your friends. While it is a great idea, you’d want the moments to be as memorable and romantic as possible. Here are some tips I’d recommend, based on my personal experience.

Guide Your Partner

If you’ve played laser tag before and are familiar with the game, take the LEAD in explaining it to your lover. They’ll likely appreciate your patience and willingness to show them the ropes. Sharing some pro tips and tricks can make the experience even more enjoyable!

Boost Your Partner’s Confidence

If your partner is new to laser tag, help them feel more CONFIDENT. Encouraging words can make a big difference for beginners like Maria, especially when playing against more experienced opponents. Acknowledge their successes and improvements along the way.

Compete Gracefully

A bit of friendly competition adds excitement to any recreational activity, including laser tag. However, AVOID BRAGGING excessively when you tag your date or score a win. It’s important to maintain a balance so your sweetheart feels motivated rather than discouraged.

Also Read: Can You Play Laser Tag During Pregnancy?

Playing at a laser tag facility in pairs

What To Wear On A Laser Tag Date?

Dressing appropriately can greatly enhance your dating experience. Opting for casual attire is key, as heavy clothing can lead to discomfort from physical activity and the added warmth of the laser tag vest.

For boys, comfortable shorts or jeans and a T-shirt are perfect. Girls may consider a cute T-shirt paired with Denim shorts or loose-fitting jeans. Avoiding long dresses and high heels is crucial, as they can impede movement and are often prohibited in arenas. Choose comfortable, casual clothing to help you stay relaxed and fully enjoy the laser tag adventure.

Tag, You’re Hungry: Food Ideas To Keep You Energized

Let’s talk about another crucial part of your laser tag date – FOOD! It’s a really good idea to avoid heavy meals before your game, as you’ll be moving around a lot. If you need a snack, go for something light like a few snacks or fast food.

After the round, why not grab a REFRESHING DRINK? It’s the perfect way to cool down after all that running. Personally, I love a cold, refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail to counter the heat from the game, and then grabbing a pizza later. Luckily, my girlfriend shares similar tastes!

So, depending on your hunger level and the time, you could go all out with a ROMANTIC DINNER or keep it light with a meal or fast food. Just a heads up, most venues don’t allow outside food, but some have their own food and drinks available.

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The Endgame

That pretty much sums up everything you need to know for an epic laser tag date. Choose a great arena, book your game session, and plan ahead a bit to ensure a good romantic time.

Most importantly, REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN – that’s the essence of laser tag. Stop worrying about your lover and focus on the games – chances are, the date will turn out to be amazing.

I hope you found this guide helpful and wish you the best on your adventure! For any queries, let me know in the comments.

Tavish Archer

Tavish Archer

Tavish Archer is a Recreational Gamer, Author, and Co-Founder of ThrilloGaming. He holds a degree in Sports Management from Mississippi College (MC), United States. His experience and proficiency in the field allow him to provide winning strategies, creative ideas, and expert advice.

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