This just in: Booze is not needed for dates.
A pint of beer. A glass of wine. A classic cocktail. Not so long ago, alcohol defined these beverages. But now the tides are turning, and you can partake in the social ritual of drinking — whether in a group of friends, on a romantic (or awkward first) date, or at a happy hour — sans booze. The nonalcoholic beverage is fast becoming ubiquitous. Publications ranging from Forbes and New York Times to Oprah and Good Housekeeping continue to buzz about the sober curious movement.