Do you know what the drink you order on a first date really says about you? Experts in dating and relationships will tell you that from beer and a mixed drink to wine or champagne, drinks can actually give insight into one’s personality.
Janice Christopher a relationship and dating mentor says, “More important than what you actually order, most telling is whether you know what you want.”
“In a drink or in a relationship, knowing the elements that are perfect for you is key to stealth-dating for success. If you can go to the bartender and say- ‘I’d like an extra dry dirty martini with citron vodka and three habanero-stuffed olives, shaken not stirred,’ you probably know the qualities and characteristics you are looking for in your Mr. Right,” she further adds.
These are what the drinks you order say about you according to the dating and relationship expert:
This has to be a non starter for many but if you’re water person well and good. Ordering water gives the impression that you are cheap, boring and unadventurous, and it may end up making your date uncomfortable. Water aso makes you seem dismissive to your date across the table.
Ordering champagne makes you look sophisticated, pretentious and charming. There is this connotation with champagne that if you order it in a simple cocktail, you are sending a message to your date that you’re a fun loving person who’s ready to explore new ideas in life.
This is a lovable drink for both genders. For a lady, having a scotch on rocks shows that you are strong, adventurous and you know what you want in life. For men, sipping scotch bring out your masculinity.
A ‘safety kind’ woman is the one who orders wine, and by ordering wine she keeps her cards close to her chest. With this, she doesn’t want to reveal much on her life until she gets a grip of what you really like.
When a guy orders a beer, it’s a cliché thing because majority of guys love beer. When a lady orders a beer on a date, it sends a signal of being laid back. Either she’s trying to be cool or she actually likes beer. If it’s the latter, then be prepared for questions (as the lady).
Gin and Tonic
A timeless drink like Gin and Tonic is classy; I’m a fan I must confess. A man with this drink looks rich, but like he doesn’t have the courage to try something new. When a woman orders this, it shouts ambiguity. The consensus on this drink is indifference, but on the flip-side, you can substitute tonic for ginger ale.
Rum and Coke
A classic mix of rum and coke is a favourite in many bars, but it is not ideal for a first date. Rum smells, and if you are drinking it, you will smell too. This can be a major turn off for your date, especially if they don’t care for the taste or odour of rum. You’ve been warned!
As a time-honoured favourite of women trying to lose weight, it is said that vodka soda is the ultimate skinny girl cocktail. It’s mundane, but shows a certain understanding of alcohol. Guys choose this if they have little imagination, and girls will go for it if they think they’re fat.
Next time you’re out on a date, you might want to consider what you order.