One Drink, Two Drinks, Three Drinks, Floor
I was watching Hollywood Today the other morning and heard a very interesting dating topic that I have to share. According to the cast, studies showed that three drinks is the magic number to make people look better and develop liquid courage.
Now everyone knows that the “beer goggles” effect makes a drinker view people as more attractive than they really are, but does an exact number of drinks for everyone really exist? If so, this is great news for all blind dates out there. There’s no reason to torture yourself soberly on a bad date, but also no reason to get too drunk. If you know the right amount to drink, you can enjoy the free date until you have to get out of there.
This exact magical number seemed too good to be true, so I did some research. From what I discovered, I was right to assume there’s not an exact magic number. Most studies confirmed that a few, but not too many, will make people appear better looking to a drinker. After one, two or even three glasses of wine, someone’s complexion flushes, which makes them more appealing as well as their mood more positive. But after too many drinks, you may end up looking worse than you do sober.
Other than saving you from a bad date, how else can a couple drinks save your Saturday night? Here are a few ideas:
Everyone loves a compliment. And some days you need more or less to brighten your day. Next time you’re at the bar, find that person that has had a couple drinks already and they will surely fill your compliment needs. Just don’t pick someone overly drunk, because they will just be sloppy and derogatory with their words. Who knows, maybe you will pick someone nice and worth having a couple drinks with as they adore you. If not, just fulfill your attention seeking needs and move on to someone else.
Hit it and quit it
Maybe you are headed to the bar with the sole mission to release some tension. Unless you really don’t care, I suggest going into this being picky. You don’t want to regret this decision in the morning. So limit yourself to just a couple drinks. Just enough to build liquid courage, but not enough where a frog looks like a prince. If you find someone you find attractive and make a connection with, you are in the clear.
Some nights your whole mission is free drinks. If this is the case, let the games begin. There are various tactics you can take. You can go for the guy that has already had a couple drinks and is offering to buy shots. Spark up a conversation, watch the drinks get made, take it and abort mission. Then you can move on to someone you are actually interested in, flirt a bit and let them pick up the tab. In this case, there is no pressure to hook up for drinks. If someone doesn’t pick up the bill, you can pay for yourself, but the goal is to see how many you can get with no troubles. If you ever feel uncomfortable, leave the situation because you don’t owe anyone anything ever.
The key is to know your limit. Find out what line takes you from tipsy to drunk and do not cross it. Your focus is to have a good time and no regrets. So loosen up, but not to the point of no return.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.