Dating in a world soaked in alcohol need not stop you from making a genuine connection with another person on a sober first date.
As people in recovery we recognize that we live in a world that far too often uses alcohol as a crutch.
First dates without any alcohol are a really cool idea, and you don't have to be in recovery to take advantage of the benefits of sober dating.
::SOBER FIRST DATE IDEAS::
A coffee date is a great choice as a first date, especially if you are coffee lovers, like so many of us in recovery are. You and your date can hop from coffee shop to coffee shop, trying out different beverages — and by the end of the afternoon or evening, who knows? You might just know everything there is to know about each other — maybe, lol!
Take Your Dog(s) For A Walk Or Not?
This type of date is obviously geared towards one or both of you having dogs, but it can be a great first date option. You can go to a local park or recreational area and chat while you see how this potential date is with your pooch. Also, if your dog doesn't seem to like or trust your date, that's a red flag worth noting. Many people would agree that dogs have an amazing natural instinct for sensing who's good . . . and who's not so good.
A Work-Out Date
OKAY, so we know that working out as a date may sound like a totally crazy idea? But hold on! For some folks, it's a really good choice, considering its an environment where drinking is absolutely not an option. Working out isn't everyone's idea of romance, but breaking a sweat together can be a lot of fun, especially if you pair it up with a refreshing smoothie or iced-coffee afterward for a chance to talk and get to know each other a little better.
Going to The Movies
Is Always A Good Option!
Holiday themed or super hero movies are a great date choice, because there's something really fun about grabbing some hot buttered popcorn and maybe a hot dog and being entertained for the next several hours on a humongous screen! Afterwards, you and your date can talk about the movie (which is a natural ice breaker) over a delicious cappuccino, cup of tea or hot chocolate, at a cool coffee shop or cozy restaurant.
MORE SOBER DATING IDEAS
Bowling - Hey, Its Cheap And Its Fun!
Go Bicycling Or Rollerblading Together
Tour Colusa National Wildlife Refuge
Play A Couple Sets Of Tennis At Sankey/Elmwood Park In The City Of Colusa
Check Out A Local Fair, Car Show Or Holiday Event
Head Out To A Driving Range And Whack The Heck Out Of Some Golf Balls!
Visit The Sacramento Valley Museum In Williams
Meet Online And Play An Action-Packed Gaming Video
Grab Two Fishing Poles (and a few worms) And Show Off Your Amazing Fishing Skills
Eat Pizza On A Bench At The Sacramento River Levee In Colusa - Why? Because Pizza Tastes Good Everywhere!
Volunteer - Make A Difference In Other Peoples Lives - Together
Take A Class - Zumba, Painting, Cooking or Yoga
Go for a Jog Or A Leisurely Walk
Meet On Zoom For A Virtual Date
Attend A Local Farmers Market In Your Community
Hook Up At A Mall - Do A Little Shopping - Then Hit The Food Court
If You Attend Church? Invite That Special Someone To Join You At A Holiday Service or Special Function
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Contributing CCR volunteer editor: Susan W.
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