Drinking Status

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Registered: 01-20-2010
Drinking Status
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Thu, 01-21-2010 - 4:16pm

How important of a trait is it whether someone drinks or not?


I stopped drinking a year ago for both health and personal reasons, and for a while, I had put my status in my profile as a non-drinker.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-17-2008
In reply to: mrblue732
Sun, 02-14-2010 - 9:00pm

I do drink at home.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-25-2009
In reply to: mrblue732
Sun, 02-14-2010 - 7:29pm
Now I suspect you are really not an alcoholic
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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2010
In reply to: mrblue732
Sun, 02-14-2010 - 11:07am

To be honest, I never thought you where an alcoholic.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-25-2009
In reply to: mrblue732
Sun, 02-14-2010 - 8:23am

Oh Dear God thats not what i meant! AT ALL. I specifically said, I believe, in my post, that if I ended up liking someone who didnt drink, that wouldnt be

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2010
In reply to: mrblue732
Sun, 02-14-2010 - 2:18am

@Ig-ri, let me start off by appologizing first for what I am about to say as it may sound offensive to you.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2003
In reply to: mrblue732
Sat, 02-13-2010 - 5:38pm

I totally agree with Chickpea. I am dating a man who rarely drinks and I rarely drink either. When we go to a dance club or party, he has as much fun sober as most people do who are drinking. He is a fabulous dancer and has a quick wit that is appreciated by all.

If an individual can't have a good time without alcohol, he/she may have a problem.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-25-2009
In reply to: mrblue732
Sat, 02-13-2010 - 9:12am

Thats exactly how I am. & I love to enjoy wine dinners, wine tastings, etc. So ... if I were CHOOSING someone to meet in OLD & it siad they didnt drink, for WHATEVER reason, whether in recovery, or just b/c they didnt like it, I likely wouldnt be interested in that person b/c socially, we wouldnt be on the same page of what we like to do.


Now, if i met someone IRL who i hit it off with, & THEN found out they didnt drink, it would be a different story.


For the OP, if you dont drink b/c you are in recovery, Bless you & best of luck. If you dont drink b/c you just dont like it, etc, then you COULD put social drinker, if say you would take a sip of champagne at a toast, etc. but, if you truly NEVER have alcohol, then you need to put "dont drink" & then maybe in your profile, some how nonchalantly slip in something about the things you like to do socially, & then say "& although I dont enjoy alchohol, I have no qualms if you'd like to enjoy a drink once &

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-02-2009
In reply to: mrblue732
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 10:19pm

I say "valuable" in the sense that it proves how weak-minded and pathetically shallow some women can be to make such assumptions, and why I felt I had to post the original query to see if that theory was indeed true.


Did you really come here to test a theory? Because if you did, I'm not sure the results will 'hold water.' Did you get enough responses for a statistically valid sample, I mean?


And even if you did, our opinions are really only a snap shot. OLD and the people who participate are just so varied. When we start to assume in advance how someone else perceives us, I think it sets us up to be be disappointed with what is supposed to be a new and fun experience.


That said, I understand your concern. I think I did respond earlier that I 'wonder' if someone has an alcohol problem if they list themselves as non-drinker. But that is more from my own experience as the daughter of a alcoholic. And the fact that non-drinking adults are more the exception than the rule.


But that wouldn't stop me from meeting someone if I was truly interested in all of his other qualities. And I wouldn't immediately assume he is no fun either.


I do drink socially. But I have rarely been drunk in my 40+ plus years because of the memories from my childhood. And like you, I can have a blast at parties whether I drink or not. In fact, I actually enjoy being one of the sober ones and helping those who

Your final reward will be heartaches and tears if you’ve cheated the man in the glass.          &nb

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-10-2008
In reply to: mrblue732
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 6:10am
IMAO: order tonic water and say that you are driving or your were not feeling like drinking so you could give her full attention!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2004
In reply to: mrblue732
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 9:10pm

Goth, you sound like fun and to a point I understand your views.

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