When it comes to that first date, you want to make sure that you make it a special one.
I’ve been on many first dates myself, and this question has become so popular that I decided to create an entire article about it.
So if you’re looking for a great first idea, you’ve come to the right spot. Let’s dive into the details as you’re going to love what I have in store for you.
Is Laser Tag A Good Date Idea?
Yes, laser tag is absolutely a good idea, especially for the fact that it’s easy to figure out, a lot of fun, and great for a wide variety of ages.
Consider the fact that a lot of dates are based around the fact that you want something fun to do, and at the same, doesn’t cost a whole lot of money.
Based upon many of the games of laser tag that I’ve personally played, you’re looking at paying in the range of $10 per person. Not too shabby if you think about it, which is overall cheaper than a date at the movie theater (you have tickets and food there).
Why Is Laser Tag A Good First Date? 3 Reasons Why
Laser tag is also going to be a great first-date idea. As they say, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, and what’s better than having a good first time together?
I want to also being by saying that there is a big difference between going on a date with someone to laser tag, compared to going on the first date with someone to a game of laser tag.
You want to make your first date special, fun, exciting, and adventurous, especially if you’re really into that special someone.
You’re in luck, as laser tag comes with quite a few more great benefits for going on a first date. Let’s further discuss them right now.
1) Laser Tag Is Full Of Fun And Excitement
If you’ve never gotten to experience the fun and excitement of laser tag yet, then you should most certainly do it on a first date. After all, it will make the occasion even that much more special.
But why is laser tag becoming so much more popular, and why is it so much fun in the first place? There are quite a few reasons here, but here are the main ones:
- It’s full of friendly competition (you get to play for bragging rights).
- It’s a great feeling when you tag others (it gets your adrenaline pumping).
- Laser tag is also a great way to free your mind and enjoy what’s happening at the moment.
Related: Strategies For Laser Tag.
Laser tag can also be a great workout. While I understand that this isn’t going to be the biggest benefit when it comes to going on a first date, it’s still nice to be out of the house and moving around on your feet.
2) Laser Tag Is A Very Inexpensive First Date
As stated previously, you’re looking at an average price of $10 per person (per game). Keep in mind that the price can also be much lower depending on where you play and how long.
You also don’t need to bring any type of special equipment, as everything is provided for you after you pay at the laser tag venue.
Compare laser tag to a few other possible first-date activities:
- A couples massage is much more pricey (not common, but possible).
- Murder mysteries and escape rooms can start around $25 per person.
- Going to any type of restaurant can be more expensive (especially if it’s fancy).
- Going to the movie theater at night is around $10-$15 per person (plus food and drinks).
There are also going to be plenty of first-date activities that don’t cost any money at all. Examples can include going for a swim, watching a movie at home, or even cooking a meal at home.
In conclusion, whether you consider laser tag a sport or hobby, it certainly isn’t going to break the bank for your perfect first date.
3) You Don’t Need Any Prior Laser Tag Experience
There are always so many fun activities that come to mind when it comes to that big first date. Another great benefit of laser tag is that you don’t need any prior experience to play.
While there are going to be some basic rules that you need to follow, the object of the game is pretty much going to be the same.
- Shoot as many other people as possible with your laser.
- While at the same time, try to avoid being shot.
Aside from the rules, you’ll usually get a quick tutorial about how to play laser tag and use the equipment that they give you.
It’s nothing that’s difficult to comprehend, which is a big reason why the age range for laser tag is usually around 6 years old and higher.
At the end of the day, laser tag is going to be very similar to mini-golf for a first date. It’s a whole lot of fun, it’s inexpensive, and you don’t need any type of previous experience to enjoy it.
What Should I Wear To A Laser Tag Date?
As a good rule of thumb, you want to dress in something comfortable that allows you to quickly, easily, and freely move around.
Keep in mind that you are going to have your laser tag vest around your body, so you most likely don’t want to wear anything super heavy. Doing so can easily cause you to get pretty hot.
Here are some more specifics about what I would recommend for men and women.
What Men Should Wear To A Laser Tag Date
As you might expect, guys have it pretty easy when it comes to laser tag attire. A few examples of what I would recommend include:
- You can always wear pants if you like (although they might be a little hotter).
Any type of normal shoes will do, whether they be running shoes, basketball shoes, or everyday shoes. I wouldn’t recommend sandals, as you’re going to be moving around a lot and they make it harder to do so.
What Women Should Wear To A Laser Tag date
Ladies, on the other hand, you also want to wear something that will allow you to freely and easily move around. A few examples of what you can wear include:
- Jean shorts.
- Relaxed jeans.
- A cute t-shirt that you like (the perfect time for a vintage tee).
Overall, casual is going to be the best as it will allow for the best laser tag experience.
As much as you want to spruce up, keep in mind that wearing a dress and high-heels is certainly not recommended. In fact, laser-tag arenas might not even allow high-heels, so keep that in mind.
Lastly, keep in mind that it can get pretty hot when playing laser tag. This is simply for the fact that you’ll be moving around (and even running around) for around 15-30 minutes.
So go a little lighter on the makeup, as there will be plenty of other dates for that 🙂
Laser Tag First Date: Closing Words
If you happen to be looking for a fun and inexpensive first date, look no further than laser tag.
Regardless of your age or experience, laser tag is also a great way to spend time with someone while also taking a lot of the first-date pressure off of your shoulders.
That’s actually the last great benefit of laser tag that I wanted to mention. I’ve been on plenty of first dates, and there’s always the awkward moments of silence where you’re trying to figure out what to say.
That doesn’t happen with laser tag, simply because you’re always moving around and focusing on shooting others with your laser.
But once the game of laser tag is over? I guess that’s when you’ll have to work out all of the small-talk details. Until then, enjoy your game of laser tag 🙂