The things that have come out of my mouth—both figuratively and literally—on nights out with strangers make me want to crawl into the cozy cocoon of my bed and stay there.So it's probably—no, definitely—smart that in 2006 I decided to give up drinking.If a date has difficulty grasping the fact that you don't drink, drop him and move on.There are too many options out there to waste time with someone who won't support your attempts to live your happiest life. Coffee, coffee, coffee You've been flirting online with Mr. You freeze, cough, check your work email, Google your high school sweetheart again and put away the computer.
You don't have to abstain from drinking all the time, but refraining from imbibing around them is always appreciated.
I saw my romantic future shimmering atop a cotton candy cloud of contentment and stability. Right would surely be waiting for me, albeit at the local coffee shop instead of the next bar stool.
It sucked to discover that alcohol-free dating was still, well, dating: an ouchy dance of anticipation, expectations and artifice.
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You don't want to know the ludicrous number of possible love connections I've squashed by getting sloshed on a first or second date.