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How Many Alcoholic Drinks Do You Have On a Single Date?

This week’s is stolen, verbatim, from Glamour’s Smitten column. Yep, I’m that shameless.

Seriously, I just thought it was an awesome idea for a poll and I wanted to use it.  Giving them full credit for the idea, of course.

I’ve written, many times, about the fact that I’m a total lightweight. I don’t drink much anymore. But I do sometimes drink more than I should on dates.  Because I’m having fun. Or I’m nervous. Or I just feel like it.

And each time I do, drink more than I should on a , I end up regretting it.

So how about you?  

On Average, How Many Alcoholic Do You Have On a Date?

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6 to “How Many Alcoholic Drinks Do You Have On a Single Date?”


  1. Tomfoolery says:

    Depends. Is it a first date? Did you hook up before the date? Does having a pregame beer count? What if you were a little nervous so you ripped a shot on the way back from the bathroom? We need more information, Glamour’s smitten blog.

  2. Kal L. says:

    I don’t drink at all and it’s weird that women come across bring up the issue that I don’t drink and they do. What ever happened to straight-edge women?

    • Simone Grant says:

      I’ve dated a lot of guys who don’t drink and I’m fine with it, as long as they don’t mind if I have an occasional 1 or 2. I much prefer it to dating guys who drink A LOT :-)

  3. Scarlett says:

    Recently I’ve been having a problem w/ MEN getting drunk on first dates! I don’t know if its nerves or that I tend to date sloppy drunks, but it is utterly unacceptable. In NO UNIVERSE should I be worried about how my date is getting home!

  4. Charlotte says:

    I never thought about it, but I probably have anywhere between 1-3 drinks on a date. Depends on a variety of factors. Is this a first date? Have we hung out before but never on a one-on-one basis? Am I having a good time? As long as I can hold my liquor (and my cut-off is always three unless it’s the weekend) then I see nothing wrong with kicking back a few.

    That is TERRIBLE for a guy to get that wasted on a date though. Bad form!