Women who don't drink tell us what ‘dry dating’ is really like

Women who don't drink tell us what ‘dry #dating’ is really like

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1/17/2022 8:50:00 PM

Women who don't drink tell us what ‘dry dating’ is really like

Drinking alcohol on the first few dates is a thing of the past for these women.

with my dog as Sheffield is spoiled for parks/peaks. Post-lockdown, I’ve become really keen on these types of outdoor dates, and without alcohol, I think the effort to be more authentically yourself is there and it’s clearer if there is a spark or a connection.”

For Laura Crompton, dry dating isn’t a result of participating in, but a way of practising sobriety and living holistically.“I have always looked attrends more holistically rather than attaching a time frame to them and dry dating is my way of practising sobriety and allows me to reap some of the health and financial benefits without committing entirely,” she says.

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walk with my dog as Sheffield is spoiled for parks/peaks. Post-lockdown, I’ve become really keen on these types of outdoor dates, and without alcohol, I think the effort to be more authentically yourself is there and it’s clearer if there is a spark or a connection.” For Laura Crompton, dry dating isn’t a result of participating in , but a way of practising sobriety and living holistically. “I have always looked at trends more holistically rather than attaching a time frame to them and dry dating is my way of practising sobriety and allows me to reap some of the health and financial benefits without committing entirely,” she says. As a single mother, Crompton says she hasn’t been in a serious since her son was born eight years ago and finds herself dipping “in and out of apps from time to time, with varying degrees of success”. “While parenting and work took the front seat, my dating life was patchy and while I haven’t met Mr Right yet, I have made some decent connections over the years,” she says. “I’m actually still friends with some who I met on Bumble, to this day. Throughout these dating experiences, Crompton has learned a lot about herself, particularly as she began to dry date. Dry dating: Laura Crompton “In a way, my experiences have become more wholesome since starting to dry date. I tend not to drink on the first date with a person I am keen to get to know – I’m finding that I’m listening more attentively and having deeper conversations from the offset,” she shares. “This really helps me to build a more meaningful connection with the person and also helps me make a more informed decision on whether I like them or not from the off. Finding that I need Dutch courage to have a bond with a person has meant I really reevaluate our