Challenge the idea that “Going out for Drinks” has to involve alcoholic drinks. head to your local coffee shop! Baristas are just as talented as your local bartender. Invite your date to go and experience the local brews.
If you enjoy being active or being outside, meeting up for a walk is a perfect sober date idea! This is a very versatile date that can be done over and over again. Meet at the local park and bring a picnic lunch. Or, step up your game and meet up for your favorite local hike. If you have pets, this is also a great way to involve them as well!
Food brings everyone together. Going out and getting a bite to eat is great way to connect with your date. Find a place that has diverse drink options so you don’t feel the pressure to order alcohol. Go somewhere with delicious food and a fun ambiance, and you there won’t be any need for alcohol.
Perhaps the best strategy for drinking without alcohol is to find a sober dating partner. This may seem daunting. However, there are a lot of potential sober populations to pick from! Find groups that are centered around a common interest: music, reading, cooking, hiking, activism to name a few. If you find a partner with shared interests, you will be more successful sober dating!
Drinking is a large part of today’s dating culture. However, being sober doesn’t have to hurt your chances of having a successful dating experience. Start by being confident in your decisions not allowing others pressure you into changing your behavior. The rest will follow! Enjoy the dating experience without alcohol, and people will respect you for it.