"Try getting to know me," I challenged him, but I already knew we'd hit a stalemate: He was never going to respect my not drinking.
I was 23 and had just started dating in New York City.That rejection doesn't hurt anymore—we're both doing the other a favor.If you are the biggest whiskey fan out there and need to be able to share that with your girlfriend, that's awesome. make the first move, I suggest a something else: walk in the park (a FREE date! I have a list of alternative non-drinking dates: walk in the park, walk in a museum, dinner, dessert, coffee, outdoor concert, outdoor film, botanical garden, ice skating, rollerskating, picnic, cook dinner together, everything you do in the afternoon besides boozy brunch, basically.If your date is put off by the fact you’re not drinking then alarm bells should ring.“Never apologise or say 'sorry I’m not drinking' because it suggests you feel bad." Stopping drinking - whether or not it's to raise money - is something to be proud of.The fact I don't drink makes me seem like I think that I'm better than people.