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drinking on first dates

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Having one or two drinks on a first date can loosen you up, help you feel less self-conscious, and let you shake off the concerns and worries from the day so you can be present. Cocktails are a favorite relaxing tool-of-choice for many active daters. But, we all know someone who drinks too much when they date. Or, perhaps someone who shouldn’t drink at all when they date. When they’re just with friends, some of their drunken tendencies are fun, cute, and endearing. But when they’re out on dates, under that intense pressure of is this my soul mate, and facing the awful prospect of another failed date, their drunken tendencies come out in all the wrong ways. Sometimes, alcohol is the one thing holding you back from a good dating experience. Here are signs that alcohol and dating don’t mix for you.


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