Dating can be a nerve-wracking process. But there is this magical solution to battling dating jitters and that helps you become the relaxed, engaging, flirty person your think your date wants. Call it what you will: liquid courage. Schmooze juice. Giggle water.
It’s no secret that many of us like a tipple to calm our nerves. But has anyone else noticed that our dating lives pretty much revolve around where and when the next drink will be?
I’m not saying it’s a bad thing - it’s fun, and “let’s grab a drink!” is for sure the safest option for a date. But hear me out.
After a few drinks, any situation becomes a lot more entertaining. Conversation flows as freely as the bottle of pinot on the table, and after two glasses you can feel chemistry with anyone. You might find your date hilarious, not because you share the same sense of humour, but because you’ve had a bevvy or two. If you were stone-cold sober, you might just be rolling your eyes. And, speaking candidly, we all think drunk sex is mind-blowing. But in reality, it’s a sequence of sloppy, slapdash, fumbling moves.
Imagine a world where you giggle because you actually find your date funny, or hop into bed with them because the sexual tension is real. The chances are if you have a great connection with someone, the sex will be great too, with or without the sauce. Plus, there is so much out there to do that doesn’t involve a bar. Escape rooms, comedy nights, go-karting, dry slope skiing… you get the idea.
I’m not saying you should swear off alcohol when dating. If anything, it might just be a fun experiment to leave the beer goggles at home and see what happens. The sober version of you is just as dateable as the tipsy one!
Anyway, food for thought x