You both just arrived, and you're both pulsating, clearly, with nerves and excitement.
A good stiff drink should help to take the edge off, right?
Or is it hard to think the person across from you is babbling drunkenly after a round or two?
This line of questioning comes after reading a piece that ran in Salon last week about how teetotaling is negatively one guy's dating life — I found it interesting mainly because I myself quit drinking years and years ago, after one black-out too many.
So when the bartender requests your order, you ask for a whiskey and coke ...
while your date orders a ginger ale, plain and simple."I'm not in AA," he says.
The study’s findings spurred a number of possible explanations as to why this would be the case, one of which was that alcohol is often a “social lubricant” that indicates strong social networks — an important aspect of maintaining mental and physical health.
“These factors also appear to contribute to better health and longer life,” he said.Or are you a proud (or struggling) non-drinker on dates?.action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet. You're out for the first time with someone you met through Ok Cupid, or maybe while in line at your favorite coffee shop, the place where you grab a latte every morning.You're both at a local bar — a natural setting for a first date.