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Where Do You Stand? Drinking on a First Date

First dates are exciting, especially if you really like the guy, but they can also be incredibly nerve-wracking! Having a glass of wine is a great way to loosen up, but knowing when to call it quits is essential — you don't want to be that drunk girl (like this gal below)!

Is there a happy medium when it comes to drinking on the first date, or is alcohol better left for after you get to know each other a little better?

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Sumhope Sumhope 8 years
my own rule is a glass of wine to loosen up and get the jitters to mellow. But no more than a glass or else i'll be too relaxed lol.
MissJules5x MissJules5x 8 years
i think a glass or two at dinner is alright especially if the guy is drinking as well. don't drink enough to change your personality or to get drunk. first dates are supposed to be low key and you're supposed to be getting to know eachother.
myystque myystque 8 years
Nothing wrong with a drink or two.
psterling psterling 8 years
as long as you know your limit and don't out-drink him.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
If you know you can't handle alcohol, it's best to leave it alone. But I don't see anything wrong with it if you know and respect your own limits. Don't make yourself look like a fool.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
Depends on where you go for the date. But, one (or even two) drinks is fine. Just don't get trashed!
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 8 years
One drink with dinner is okay. Any more than that and it can get out of hand. You don't want the guy to think he can get you drunk, if ya know what I mean.
gidigirl gidigirl 8 years
I doubt that this drunken behavior would be any more appealing on date # 20.
KAT0002 KAT0002 8 years
Three words popped into my mind: Drink with CAUTION. The last thing you want to do is to be drunk on a first date. I agree, one or two drinks max.
cplast cplast 8 years
i find that drinking is essential on a first date!!! they are so awkward! i mean obviously dont get drunk but a couple drinks so you can ease up defintely makes things a little more comfortable, for me at least! never order more drinks than your date though :)
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 8 years
I agree with K is for Kait.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Moderation is the key! If you drink, then have a glass of wine, a beer, a shot of tequila, a margarita. Just not ALL of them [at least not until *after* the date, anyway]! ;)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
As for me, no. I only drink around those I'm comfortable with.
missangelique999 missangelique999 8 years
Having a few drinks is okay-any more than that and you're probably pushing it. I'd have to agree that getting drunk on the first date is definitely not the best impression to make.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
I think one drink is ok - two is pushing it. I remember seeing that episode of Blind Date. :D
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
WOWZA. I agree with most 1 or 2 but more than that you might just get sloppy! But then again it depends on how much can drink!
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
I think that girl probably would've been a b*tch regardless if she had been drinking.
xopiperxo xopiperxo 8 years
i wouldn't want to drink on a first date because it would get really messy. i would wait for the 3rd or fourth date.
mack2600 mack2600 8 years
as with most of you, i think one or two drinks is acceptable. i just don't see how that would be any fun to be drunk on a date at all, especially if you're still calling the two of you going out "a date" because obviously you're not very deep into it yet.
gidigirl gidigirl 8 years
You should always be aware of your tolerance level. If you cannot handle alcohol..Dont drink!!!!
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
just one
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Not for me. I'd stick with coffee.
javsmav javsmav 8 years
I think first dates are a lot easier with some alcohol. But moderation is key. one or two is plenty. that girl is just ridiculous, poor guy.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
Wow, I can't believe she got that drunk BEFORE dinner. I feel so bad for the guy. I limit myself to one aperitif before dinner, and that's it. You should never ever get drunk on a first date.
ally14 ally14 8 years
I think one drink or two is okay. Just as long as you don't end up like that girl in that video! Wow, I felt bad for that guy.
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