Sober Spring x Bumble sober socials

Come along to a Sober Spring x Bumble sober social. It’s your chance to dress up, go out and have a brilliant night without drinking – or a hangover the next day. Plus you’ll get to meet some sober friends in your area!

Sober Spring is thrilled to be partnering with Bumble to host three Sober Spring x Bumble sober socials.

Tickets are £30 and include a welcome mocktail, talks from experts / sober influencers, alcohol-free mingling prompts, and a DJ set from a world-class name.

15 per cent of the ticket profits from these alcohol-free mixers will go to Alcohol Change UK, in order to help them to reduce the harm caused by alcohol.

Wednesday 3 April. The Book Club, Shoreditch.

Speakers TBA. DJ: Andy Mac.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Event starts at 7.30pm.

Attendees will sample drinks from The Book Club's Zero Proof menu.

Buy tickets here.

Thursday 16 May. Brighton.

Venue: TBA.

Speakers TBA. DJ: TBA.

The ticket link will be released in coming weeks. Sign up here to receive updates.

Thursday 6 June. Manchester.

Venue: TBA.

Speakers TBA. DJ: Suzie Mac.

The ticket link will be released in coming weeks. Sign up here to receive updates.

Click here to receive updates on Sober Spring x Bumble events. Follow @unexpectedjoy and @bumble_uk for Instagram updates.

Catherine Gray says:

"I only approached one partner to work with on these alcohol-free mixers, and that was Bumble, because I was so blown away by their forward-thinking in adding a 'sober' filter to their social networking app.

"This is ingenious and provides a long-needed way for sober people to find each other, whether they're just doing the three months of Sober Spring, or they're long-term teetotal. I am so delighted to be launching this venture with Bumble, because they have plugged this gap in enabling app-based sober socialising and dating.

"The sober-curious trend shows no signs of abating. We're already deep in a sober revolution, with almost a third of under 25s now being totally alcohol-free. The most recent data available from the Office of National Statistics found that one in five Brits are now teetotal.

"Drinking ought to be a choice, rather than a social necessity, and the point of these mixers is to show people that they can dress up, go out, meet new people and have a brilliant night out without the seemingly inevitable hangover the next day. As a nation we don't know how to socialise sober, the 'designated driver' is seen as having drawn the short straw, pregnant women do a countdown as to when they can drink again, and people are often gobsmacked that I can go out and dance without a drop of alcohol in my system.

"I'm now five years sober and my social life has never been better. Apart from the complete inability to dance to music you don't like, or kiss people you don't fancy, or laugh at jokes you don't find funny, removing alcohol doesn't change anything about your social life, once you've gotten used to partying without it. Our national nightlife does not have to dry up, even as droves of us increasingly opt to quit drinking."

Bumble's International VP Marketing & Communications, Louise Troen says:

"We’re very pleased to be partnering with Sober Spring on this event series. Bumble’s mission is to empower people to make the first move in all aspects of their life and we are always encouraging our users to be their truest self when doing so. The Sober Spring x Bumble sober socials will help people practice the art of meeting like-minded people without alcohol involved, encouraging genuine connections to be made in a fun and safe environment. At Bumble, we understand how societal pressures can have a negative effect on daily life which is why we’re always trying to take a proactive approach on creating positive and empowering experiences for our users."

About Bumble:

Bumble, the social networking app with over 50 million users connects people across dating, friendship and professional networking. No matter the type of relationship, women make the first move on Bumble. Bumble recognizes the importance of relationships and how crucial they are to a healthy, happy life. They've built their platform around kindness, respect, and equality – and their users play an important part in that. Bumble holds its users accountable for their actions and has zero tolerance for hate, aggression or bullying. Bumble is available in 150 countries. Since 2014, Bumble has facilitated over half a billion women-led first moves and over four billion messages sent. Bumble is free and available in the App Store and Google Play.

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