It’s time to Team Up with your Date and take on the bar in a local Trivia Night.
Nothing says Date Night like high-fiving and chest-bumping your partner as you relish in the glory of getting a tough question right that made the rest of the bar groan as they lost a point.
Arrive early to secure a table, order some happy hour drinks, and enjoy a dinner just the two of you.
Depending on the location, plan to arrive 45-60 minutes before the trivia start time as pubs DO fill up on trivia night well before the scheduled start time. You’ll kick yourself if you arrive to your planned date night too late and there’s no space for you two!
As you’re enjoying dinner and drinks together, catching up, and connecting, the Quiz Master will likely come. Grab your answer sheets and pencils and it’ll be time for you two to come up with a Team Name.
Have fun with this as you create something new together. You can come up with a new name each time you go to a Trivia Night, or simply stick with a previous team name you love.
Bonus points for working in an inside joke that makes only you two giggle each time the Quiz Master reads off the scoreboard between rounds.
What The Experts Say
“You get a rush or a neuroreward signal or a dopamine burst from winning,” John Kounios, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the doctoral program in applied cognitive and brain sciences at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, says: “…Whenever you’re challenged with a trivia question and you happen to know it, you get a rush.”
We know that weight training builds your muscles, but don’t forget, your brain is a muscle, too. One great way to to exercise your brain is with an activity like Trivia.
In addition, life can be stressful and stress produces excess glucocorticoids, specifically cortisol, in our bodies which impacts our memory. Trivia is a great way to reduce stress and unwind after a long day.
Finding a Trivia Night
Here are our favorite places to find a local trivia night near you:
Pro Tip: Make it a double date night and form a team with another couple to round out your team!