If you're the drinker with a non-drinker, do you feel nervous about the possibility that you might start to get tipsy and seem kind of dopey in front of a sober guy?
If you're the one who's alcohol-free, is it hard for you to relax without a cocktail?
The fact I don't drink makes me seem like I think that I'm better than people.
It makes it harder for him to trust me because, well, I'd always be judging.
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.
I was 23 and had just started dating in New York City.
UGH, BEER BREATHIf you're female and have a pulse, odds are high that a drunk guy has tried to kiss you.
If you were imbibing right there with him, maybe you even kissed him back.
IT'S DIFFICULT TO FIND SOBER PEOPLE TO DATEAs a non-drinker, I'm not opposed to dating people who like the occasional libation. I might be sober because I'm allergic, don't like the taste, have religious objections, am in AA, or just don't want to waste the calories.
Lest you think I'm exaggerating, let me elaborate... YOUR DATE IS FASCINATED THAT YOU DON'T DRINK - AND WON'T SHUT UP ABOUT ITThe "why" here doesn't matter.