I am not sure how many of you caught the premiere of VH1’s What Chili Wants last night. Last week, we discussed the outrageous checklists that a lot of us have, whether consciously or subconsciously.
I was driving in to work just now listening to V103 and heard Chili mention how she did not want to date a man who drank. She doesn’t drink herself and she would like to find someone that doesn’t drink or drinks very little.
She said that if a man has to drink every day or every weekend, then she sees that as a drinking problem. This actually struck a chord with me because I am awful at determining if a guy has a real drinking problem.
I grew up a minister’s daughter so my father never drank (well, not in front me?) socially or occasionally. I truly do not know what its like to be in a home when the person drinks all the time. Personally, I am a “social” drinker, i.e. I will have, at most two cocktails (one if I am driving that evening). During the week, I may have a glass of wine with dinner if I’m so inclined. During my most stressful seasons at work, I have been known to find a happy hour every Friday though!
It seems it differs with men. I have seen men who don’t go a day without drinking. Is that alcoholic? I know a lot of men that argue that it’s not. So how does a woman know if her guy, new man in her life, etc. has a drinking problem? What do you think is an acceptable amount/frequency?
Is it unrealistic to look for a man that doesn’t drink at all? Where are the “dry” men!?
Men, how do you know if a woman you are dating drinks too much? Do you think it is fine for a woman to drink on the first date?
Happy Monday! How was your weekend folks?!