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Houston dating activity during pandemic

Houston dating at Locktopia Escape Room

Finding a place to go on a date in Houston is confusing enough during normal times, but in a pandemic, your options are actually limited.

Social distancing and staying six feet apart have affected the Houston dating scene too.

“According to our records, more marriage license applications are processed in the months of February and March, suggesting that couples are most likely getting engaged during the winter and on Valentine’s Day,” said Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth. “Unfortunately, the pandemic has impacted our lives in so many ways, forcing many people to put their plans, including marriage, on hold.”

In a February 2021 report, “Has COVID hurt Cupid?,” the Harris County Clerk’s Office shared some interesting data.

The HCCO data shows between the years 2019 and 2020, there was a 110% decrease in the number of marriage licenses issued. Only 15,149 marriage licenses were processed in 2020 compared to the 31,850 granted in 2019.

And you thought browsing dating apps and websites was tough?

Houston dating during the COVID-19 pandemic

Maybe Locktopia Escape Room Houston can help since some events aren’t available like they were in the past. We are still a viable date option in the time of the pandemic.

We have COVID-19 safety precautions in place. For example, even if your group/family is less than the maximum number for any particular game, you will NOT be partnered with additional people. The friends and family you bring with you will be the only ones in the game room.

There is also UVC and Ozone Light technology in each room to help disinfect.

Houston first-date spot

So, if you are looking for a Houston first-date spot where you have people around, you might be in our rooms alone, but we have game watchers helping and monitoring you every step of the way!

In a 2018 Washington Post article, dating coach Laurel House said about escape rooms, “You see how you each respond to stressors, leadership positions or how you handle each other’s fears or successes.”

They have noticed that an escape room game really brings out a person’s true personality. That’s because escape rooms force people to work together under pressure. Does your date show patience? This could help you realize if this is a dating do or dating dud.

Oh, and there won’t be long amounts of awkward silences on this Houston date. No small talk needed if there are some quiet spots. Our escape games will be a fast-paced 60 minutes of adrenaline pumping excitement! (You also know if you don’t like this person, you can always check the timer on the wall to see how long till you can make your escape!)

If that escape love connection is made, then you can create shared memories together. Fast forward ten years, when you are now married with kids, you can look to your loved one and say, “Remember how simple things were when we were trying to defeat Jeffrey in the Spellcaster room?”

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

– a quote people attribute to Plato but he probably didn’t actually say

And whether this is date five or date 500, the Locktopia dress code is whatever you want it to be. No fancy dress or suit and tie required. In fact, we would recommend against it. Dress casually and comfortably, but you can still dress to impress.

Communicating and learning teamwork

If you want more of a group date, then Locktopia Houston can handle that too. Our escape rooms will hold up to eight players at a time.

This group play also works well for business or corporate team building exercises.

Figure out who will be the leader of the group, who will be the best puzzle solver, who will keep track of time and who will sniff out the time wasters.

Activities before and after an escape room

Lucky for you, Locktopia is located in Houston’s Inner Loop 610, so there are other things to do around us.

We have a things to do around Locktopia Houston list.

Michael’s Cookie Jar is located practically next door and Torchy’s Tacos is right across Weslayan Street from us.

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