Sober dating – dare you try it? To some, this sounds absolutely terrifying, but it can actually be a great way to fast-track a deeper connection. 

It’s easy to become reliant on alcohol to calm the nerves and help us relax, so naturally a date that involves drinking at a bar is a go-to for many first-daters. But it doesn’t have to be this way; in fact first dates without alcohol can be a good idea. 

Sober first dates allow you to suss out someone’s intentions and determine if you’re on the same page. If someone says no to a sober date, it can sometimes indicate that they’re only looking for fun and not willing to get to know you on a deeper level. 

Sober dates allow you to think clearly, be real and understand each other better. Here are 10 sober date ideas worth trying: 

#1 Coffee Date

Going for coffee is naturally a great first date. It’s casual, relaxed and often a nice and intimate setting. Plus, it’s an inexpensive way to form a great connection!

Coffee Dates

#2 Go for Ice Cream

There’s something fun and playful about going on an ice cream date. It can also tell you a lot about the person’s personality and if they’re wild & adventurous or a little vanilla…

#3 Take Your Dog For A Walk

There’s nothing like a furry friend to break the ice. Taking your dog(s) for a walk is a great sober date option, it’s super casual and slightly less awkward than sitting face-to-face. 

Dog Walk Date

#4 Play Mini Golf

This is a great option for first-dates as people tend to open up more when they’re doing something, because they’re not focused on dating pressures. It’s also a great way to bring out a playful, competitive side. 

#5 Go On A Picnic

Picnics are great because you can have them any time of the day – sunrise or sunset, anything goes. It’s a great chance to relax and have some bonding time together while grazing on some delicious food. And what better way to enhance the experience (while staying sober) than popping a bottle of De-Alc Sparkling

 Picnic Date