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Sexy Pants via Snook for a week when he asks if you'd like to meet up. Now take a deep breath and break that laptop back out.When someone who doesn't know you're alcohol-free asks where you'd like to go on a first date, it's best to suggest a quiet spot where alcohol isn't readily available.
"I don't drink, but I'd love to meet you for coffee on Thursday." Or, if you're cool with watching him imbibe, say that—"Sure, although I don't drink, but I don't mind watching you while I sip a Diet Coke." No need to explain further.3.
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You don't want to know the ludicrous number of possible love connections I've squashed by getting sloshed on a first or second date.
The dinner option If you choose to meet Mc Hottie for dinner, you'll probably have to handle the Weird Wine Hurdle.
This occurs when the waiter asks whether you have any questions about the wine list, you say "no," your date orders a glass of something and then either the waiter or Yummy asks whether you'd like a glass too. My friend Kelly, a 33-year-old makeup artist and recovering alcoholic, suggests keeping it simple: "No, thank you—water [or whatever I'm drinking] is fine." Then, quick-like and before your date has time to notice, ask a question to steer the conversation to something more interesting than alcohol.
And we don't always do it gracefully—about 18 million Americans have alcohol problems, but only 1.5 million have been treated for them.