We recently posted an article for 10 drinks to try on a date this summer and you guys reached out to tell us how that went so thank you! However, we also wanted to remind you that not everybody drinks and to be mindful of your needs and the needs of your date. Sober date ideas don’t have to be boring so here are 5 great sober date ideas.
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1 – Coffee or Tea Shop
This may sound a little boring but coffee is a great sober first date. A little trick I like to spice it up is to find somewhere that has some special recipe or story so that you have a conversation opener (like a cat cafe). The lack of pressure that can come from more intimate dates like dinner can be a great first step.
2 – Amusement Park
A scary ride is a great excuse to cuddle up and is great for all you adrenaline seekers out there. A lot of parks have more than just intense rides if that is not your speed and if nothing else it can be a great place to people-watch. A great way to kill an afternoon with your partner sober.
3 – The Beach
This is mostly a summer idea but the beach is a great place to get romantic. Swimming, chatting, and having a picnic are a great way to wow a date this summer. For bonus points pack some food you put some effort into making, it shows you really care.
4 – The Movies
Channel your inner teenager and catch a matinee with your date. Save this one for a 2nd or 3rd date though because you won’t be able to do much talking once you are in there but there is something to be said about snuggling up with a pail of popcorn.