Not drinking and dating

17 Jul

In my old life, I probably wouldn't have noticed — I might have kept up with him.

But when you're sober, spending three hours with a guy who keeps trying to hang his jacket on the hook under the bar while he's still wearing it is torture.

Melissa seemed to require more information, and so I offered it, trying to look casual and comfortable in a way I didn’t feel. ) It was my first dry date, and it was going to be a long night.

not drinking and dating-36

Different people feel differently about hanging around people who are drinking when they don't. Ask her how she feels about it and respect her answer.5.

Don't ask if she's sure, don't pressure her, and don't act surprised.2.

She'll tell you her reasons for not drinking when she's ready to. Just because she doesn't drink doesn't mean she isn't fun.

“I wasn’t forced to stop or anything,” I said, smiling. A month earlier, I realized it was time to take a break from alcohol. I simply liked drinking too much, and I did not know my limits.

It wasn’t any dramatic event that made me want to stop, but rather a series of recurring regrets.