Hold up, a date without alcohol?! It's possible! Nowadays, dating seems to revolve solely around the finding and the consuming of boozy beverages. Yes, New York is home to some of the greatest cocktail bars and watering holes in the world, and while drinks on a date can definitely help get the conversation flowing and make the initial awkwardness disappear, there are plenty of other ways besides Dutch courage alone that can break the ice. Who knows, you may have even more fun without the hard stuff.

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