Even if you’re one of those weirdos who actually enjoys meeting people while sober, chances are you’re going to have at least a drink or two with the girl in question before you actually try to seal the deal. How else did you actually expect her to be actually interested in you? Your sweet lunchbox collection? Yeah, didn’t think so. Since she’s going to consider your first few dates a try-out period, you might as well treat them the same way. Learn as much as you can about the lucky lady. [lead image via CREATISTA / Shutterstock]
One recon opportunity happens when you first take her out to a bar or to a restaurant (oh you fancy, huh?). It’s important that you pay special attention to what she orders. Her beverage choices are especially telling of things like: her personality, her habits, and her ability to handle sobriety successfully. There’s always the slight chance that she might actually enjoy the taste of her drink so don’t read too hard into it. We’re into some pretty strange things ourselves.
Wine: As much as it pains me to say this, everyone gets a free pass ordering wine at a restaurant. That’s what normal people do when they eat. If you’re at a normal bar, though, you’re on a date with someone who doesn’t know how to let loose. Be careful of a girl who defends herself by saying that wine has a high alcohol content; liquor has much more.
Beer: This one is easy because all that matters is what kind they order. Miller Light? Nope. Blue Moon, Hoegaarden, or something else with a fruit in it? You’ve correctly guessed that they have a vagina. Natty Light? You’re in for a rowdy night. Old English? You’re a braver soul than me. Just make sure you’re out of the homeless shelter by 6:00 AM.Image via Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock
Shots: Drinking shots at restaurant seems like something pretty ballsy (I somehow haven’t tried that yet) so props if she deserves daps if she’s one suggesting it. Just make sure that you’re fully capable of cleaning up the mess that is her life.
Vodka Martini: She knows how to get drunk and look classy at the same time.
Gin Martini: No one our age drinks these anymore so it’s fair to say that she’s a little bit older than you. Props for dating the older ladies.
Long Island Iced Tea: It might have been a rough day. I’ve heard that 11th grade can be pretty stressful these days.
Whiskey: It’s not as impressive if she’s drinking it in shot form but it’s hard to argue against a girl who likes a good Jack and Coke or a Whiskey Ginger. I’ve found that these ladies are stereotypically a good time and don’t take themselves too seriously. Pretty much the exact opposite of a wine snob.
Tequila: If she’s drinking a margarita, you’ve got a winner. Tequila sunrise? Please introduce us because I’ve never actually seen one ordered before. There’s a good chance she might be too much for you to handle.
Vodka: This one has always been tricky for me. On one hand, it’s hard to respect a drink that doesn’t taste like anything. On the other hand, she cares less about the taste and more about the ‘getting drunk.’