With dry dating, you allow yourself to connect with the person you’re on a date with, but minus the drinks [Courtesy]

Dating can come in all sorts of forms. But most of the time a typical date will include an afternoon or fun evening at a beautiful restaurant, along with some good food and a few shots or cocktails.

As times change, the dating scene is also evolving into new concepts. People are looking for more meaningful connections and something different that is becoming more popular is ‘’dry dating’’.

Like traditional dating, dry dating is still an opportunity for singles to explore their connections but, it has its own unique twist to it. Here is all you need to know about the popular dry dating trend.

  • It’s connected to sober dating
  • Remember when I mentioned the cocktails and shots as a common thing that people do during dates? Well, with dry dating, you allow yourself to connect with the person you’re on a date with, minus the drinks.

    For sure, going on a date with someone for the first time is very nerve wrecking. You can even take a few shots before your date so that you can gain some confidence and open up more.

    The problem with that is, liquid courage can sometimes distort your view on the chemistry you think you have. Dry dating shows you how to genuinely weigh the type of connection you have without the booze.

  • It’s also not about getting physical
  • Aside for the booze-free dates, another major thing that can describe dry dating is the absence of rushed physical connections. It’s important to have that physical attraction to the person you’re on a date with but that doesn’t have to lead to physical intimacy immediately.

    It’s better to slow down and get to know each other before intimacy which is exactly what dry dating is trying to help with.

     It’s important to have that physical attraction to the person you’re on a date with but that doesn’t have to lead to physical intimacy immediately [Courtesy]
  • It can lead to more intentional connections
  • Since dry dating is still a (sort of) new concept, we can only predict the types of results it will have. But already you can tell that it has the potential to bring better, purer relationships as compared to what we’re used to seeing.

    Many potential relationships are broken prematurely with all the booze and rushed physical connections and maybe that is part of the reason why dating sucks these days.

    Hopefully, dry dating can lead to healthier relationships.

  • It’s not just for singles, apparently
  • People have different concepts about dry dating but something interesting is that, it might not be for singles exclusively.

    Some people in relationships go on casual dates and it’s a way of bringing back the spark into a boring relationship. In a way, it helps you get back your confidence once you know you’re still sought after even when you have your man or girlfriend at home. This sounds very bizarre and it probably is.

  • It helps people confront anxiety
  • Many people admit to using alcohol or quickly chasing after physical intimacy on a date as a way of masking their insecurities.

    But when there is no pressure, you slow down and move more intentionally when dating. It might be a bit awkward when you to dry date at first but it’s a real confidence boost when you’re being yourself a hundred percent.