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Remember, "come upstairs" is pretty clear in any language—drunk or not.The Other Side Of The Table: You're A Drinker Who's Dating Someone Sober What if you're not a recovering alcoholic, but you're dating someone who is?The dinner option If you choose to meet Mc Hottie for dinner, you'll probably have to handle the Weird Wine Hurdle.
Yes, it's depressing; almost makes you want to hit the bottle. So here are some tips to help you navigate the wild world of dating without drinking. Problem is, you have no clue where to meet potential love connections now that pub-crawling isn't an option.Kelly tells dates that she's "allergic to alcohol" (an idea that's common among recovering alcoholics, because drinking makes them sick). For me, the hardest part of dating sans drinking is the lack of lubrication to calm my nerves.Remember, it's just a date—you have the right to reveal personal details about yourself as slowly as you want. It sounds corny, but taking some long, deep breaths before a date both centers you and settles the ever-spinning "what if? Inhale the essence of serenity, confidence and sex appeal; exhale the anxiety.6. It's harder to feel uninhibited when you're not tipsy, so get used to the idea of subtle, grade-school style flirting techniques, like frequently patting your prey on the knee or arm, maintaining steady eye contact, and smiling and laughing at his or her better jokes.If you find that sipping on something other than water helps distract from first date awkwardness, nurse a Shirley Temple, Diet Coke or ginger ale.