Dating a drunk

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When the drinks wear off, you may not feel the same — and if you do, a 3 a.m. If you didn’t hear back, just say nothing or shoot them the obligatory “sorry I was drunk last night” text.

DO: Choose a bar with decent music and a good crowd, but isn’t too loud or too mobbed.

I’m not shy about the fact that I don’t drink, so this is a really good way to weed people out if I’m on the fence. Let’s say there’s a guy I really like, and he asks me out for drinks. If I say I don’t drink alcohol, he might change his mind about me. And, like the last point, sometimes it’d be nice to use alcohol as an excuse to do these things. Also, when you do find a guy who doesn’t drink, the conversation usually starts with, “Wow!

Or he might say, “I know, but I didn’t realize you hate bars.” And I don’t! Not for the hangovers or the blackouts or the poor decisions, but because if they profess their feelings to their crush or they go in for a first kiss, they can always blame their buzz for doing it.

But let's assume you've considered not drunk texting and decided to ignore that sage advice, how do you proceed without making a fool of yourself?

There are no guarantees, but there are some things that you can do to increase your odds of success.

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