Consider this before going on that date:
When it comes to alcoholic beverages, how much is OK to drink on a date? Believe it or not, it’s a tougher question than it sounds to answer.
Factors to consider when trying to figure out how much to drink on a date:
- Do you follow his lead? her lead?
- Do you not drink at all?
- Do you limit yourself to 1 drink? 2 drinks?
- Does it depend on where you go on your date?
- Whether you are having a meal?
These are all great questions and one of the reasons it makes it so hard to figure out the answer.
My advice on first date drinking
My advice is to know how many drinks it takes them before they stop caring about how many drinks they have. Once you know that number, stop drinking before you hit it!
For example, most people can easily have 2 drinks and still have their full wits about them, but pour that 3rd drink and inhibitions start to go. So stop at 2 drinks, regardless of what you are doing on your date, how much you are eating, or how much your date is drinking, just call it quits.
Some people say, "But we are eating a big meal, I can tolerate more" or "we are watching a baseball game or other sporting event for several hours, a drink an hour will be fine." Why risk it? Do you really want to let your inhibitions go on a first date? Too much alcohol typically ends up providing too much information to your date.
So before you go on that next first date, know your limit and stick to it. Agree? Disagree? How do you set your limits? Let us know what you think!