I have always found that first dates come in a few varieties, depending on the alcohol that’s mixed in:
1. Awkward, stays pretty uncomfortable and uneventful, date ends in an awkward way.
2. Awkward, a few beers helps loosen things up and make it comfortable, date ends a little better.
3. Awkward, chugging mixed drinks makes things even more awkward, and date just… ends.
Everyone has had their share of first date horror stories, and alcohol seems to be a big factor that affects the turnout. Although mixing some buzz into a first date can be a risk, the pressure of the night might require some booze:
[Couple at bar image via Shutterstock]