Since the pandemic, there has been a rise in ‘sober curiosity’ with more people opting for alcohol-free dry dates. Dating sober may seem more difficult for some, but nothing feels more empowering than living a life that suits your needs.
The term ‘dry dating’ was coined in 2022 when the trend was most popular and people started going on physical dates following the COVID-19 pandemic. People who seek to build a strong emotional connection with their partner are now choosing to go on ‘alcohol-free’ dry dates to better understand other people.
A recent survey conducted by Bumble, an Indian dating app, reveals that nearly 24% of single Indians who consume alcohol said they would not do so on dates this year. About 56% would focus on getting to know the other person with a clear mind.
Single people in India are re-examining their relationship with alcohol. About 45% of the respondents who drink alcohol would prefer alcohol-free dates to improve their health. The remaining respondents claimed that they consume alcohol to reduce stress before going on dates.
things to do on dry dates
Bumble’s relationship expert shares ideas that can help you go on sober, dry dates. Ideas include how one can either take a walk or do some other quiet activity during their first dry date. Depending on the preference of the couple, they can choose either longer or shorter coffee dates.
Go to a food fair or explore street food together. Take a walk in a public place with a partner and click some nice pictures. Attend concerts, gigs, festivals and events together to get to know more about each other.
Love birds can try ‘dry dating’ today, February 14, which is celebrated as Valentine’s Day, to express affection towards your significant other.