At the start of 2022, Bumble predicted dry dating as a top dating trend and to our surprise, people are still sober and curious at the top of 2023. If you’re questioning the lifestyle, here are three pressure-free tips for tapping the lifestyle.
During that first virtual vibe check, you know the one before you meet them in person, let them know that you are sober or sober curious. This will avoid any surprises and you can see how open they are to your healthy lifestyle choices.
If you think this will turn off your potential beau, read the next tip.
Create a list of your top 5 date ideas
When approaching someone who isn’t or has not dated someone sober, they may struggle to find the perfect first date idea. This paired with the pressure of wanting to make a great first impression can increase anxiety. To curb this, drop hints or verbally communicate your favorite sober date ideas. Here are a few of our community’s favorite sober date moments: museums, aquarium dates, bookstores, artsy and picnic dates.
Also, Pinterest is a great resource for finding new date night ideas.
Remember: Dry dating is literally just dating
Although some people may be on a sober journey due to struggles with alcoholism and other factors, it’s important to remember that sober dating is just dating. Throughout the journey, we’ve trivialized dating and given it a new meaning to align with our habits. But, opting out of drinking is OK and completely normal. You’ve got this.