I was holding a plastic tray full of miniature bottles of alcohol—including SKYY Vodka, Beefeater Gin and Johnnie Walker—as part of my Halloween costume. My bowl of peanuts was still full, but all the bottles were nearly empty.I watched as my then-boyfriend chugged the last one.Of course, hardly any of them are close to perfect. What they all have in common, however, is that first dates are like job interviews.
Even worse, now I am beginning to notice that he likes to drink most nights during the week.
So, if we compare dates to job interviews, why do we blur out our first dates with a few pre-date libations?
I'm sure you're wondering, “So I can't sip on a glass of sauv blanc with my roommates, while I blow-dry and straighten my hair? However, getting a good buzz on before the man rings the doorbell may not be your answer to curing the first-date jitters.
”Before you go and write me off as Debbie Downer, I'm here to say I'm all about a fun little glass to sip on before the man arrives. Whether you have a first date scheduled for the weekend or have no dates panned out in your future, I have a list of reasons why sober first dates will help you find Mr. Wrongs: Cocktails have a tricky way of making you feel like you have a connection with everyone.
Any time I imbibe, I have these sneaky little “goggles” that make every man attractive in my eyes. Boring men can start sounding like Jimmy Fallon with a few good stiff ones.