The non dating life
There are always a million questions, and once I answer them all, they launch into all the reasons I should start drinking. THAT MOMENT WHEN YOUR DATE REACHES THE THRESHOLD WHERE HE THINKS HE'S MORE INTERESTING THAN HE ACTUALLY ISWe all know that special, endearing moment when an over-served person begins to think everything they say is absolutely mind-blowing (when, in fact, it's actually getting less coherent by the sip).Drunk tirades are annoying when your friends do it, but it's 100 times worse (and far more embarrassing) when a stranger you've just met starts waxing poetic about the crush they have on their 7th grade English teacher.
But in the sober light of day, beer breath is as about as sexy as excessive Old Spice, i.e. DRUNK-DIALS ARE NOT CUTEIf a guy I'm dating calls me late at night, I'm probably going to answer.
Maybe something bad happened and he needs help OR (and most likely) he's just drunk-dialing to tell me the stupidest story ever about running into "his boys" at the Taco Bell late-night drive-through lane. "THAT ONE TIME, I GOT WASTED AND…." STORIESListening to someone become less interesting as they down gin and tonics is one thing.
I might laugh if I'd ever been in his position with one too many Boone's Farms. Listening to their "this one time I was so freaking drunk, man..." stories when we're both dead sober is quite another. There comes a time in every non-drinker's dating cycle when it's time to meet the significant other's friends.
Unless "The Hangover" was written specifically about you and your friends, sir, chances are very high that I don't care. If you've been dating sober up until this point, this is often when you'll first see your guy drink. I once dated a guy who turned into a raging homophobe after a couple of Heinekens.
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.