What Your "Drink" Says About You on a Date

Are you an easy going Bud Light drinker or trying to impress with a Martini?


What you order on a date can definitely send a signal, whether or not it's one you're conscious of. Sure, the list below is mainly full of generalizations, but there's some truth to every stereotype...

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Martini: If you're a guy, you're trying to impress (and it's probably working). If you're a girl drinking a dirty martini, you're a hot mess: the dirtier, the messier, the hotter.

Vodka on the Rocks: Too self-conscious to actually order a martini.

White Russian: Obsessed with The Big Lebowski, and probably The Daily Show. Or, you just like to drink dessert.

Bud Light: You're easy going, laid back, and at home at a sports bar. If you're a girl, you know how to hang with the guys.

Stella Artois: You have no particular knowledge or affinity towards beer so you just order "Stella" cause it's familiar.

Lillet/Campari/Aperol: You're twee, and possibly like to throw around words like "mixology."

Vodka Cranberry: When in doubt, you stick to what you drank in college.

White wine: You're definitely a woman. You're possibly a little uptight.

Prosecco: You're often a little uptight, but tonight you're looking to party.

Whiskey, neat: You're hot. Regardless of gender.

Jäger: Secretly wishing you were hanging out with your buddies.

Vodka Gimlet: You're a huge dork, but you hope sort of in a cool way?



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I hate to sound B***** but I have been a bartender for 31 years now in more than 10 bars and I hate this article. I even beertended in a bierhaus and know my beers well. Bud light shouldn't even be called beer...Stella has earned that right. Jager is for frat boys...drunks order martinis, "whiskey neat" makes you hot? I rarely hear "neat" anymore. I am guessing that is what the author drinks so he had to throw that in there.

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i love opinion articles. good grief. i don't drink, so what does that make me? i prefer to have all my wits about me in public. you can still have a good time without ending up acting like an idiot while trying to impress your date. and no, i'm not against drinking. i'm referring to the context of the article. i can drink right along with the rest of them. it's just not what i do out much. and i never drink beer of any kind. i find that for me, it tastes gross.

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HA! Too-funny. I hear ya! The writer is also one who expects sex on a first date. Puleeze! I agree with u completely on 'wits about you' in public, ESPECIALLY on a FIRST DATE! Man! You might be hanging with the next ripper! Give it a minute! - OK, after the first date or two, THEN maybe order a Brandy and water with a water-back. You're there to have FUN, and not a headache the next morn. No regrets is a good-thing. Drinking does not a good date make! Funny article, tho, if you have nothing better to do at the moment...

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Does everyone REALLY drink alcohol on a first date? And that's supposed to make a "good impression"?
What about the second date, and the third? Honestly, if the first three times I met someone, they were always drinking, I wouldn't care what they drank, cause there'd be no fourth date.

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What constitutes "drinking"? I don't this 1 with the meal is "drinking". If I am having Italian--I have to have a glass of red WITH the meal. If I am having sushi--I love Sopporo with the meal. Mexican has to have a Corona. If I am having Irish...well, that meal is ONLY beer anyway, but I digress.

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i agree. i'd rather get to know the person for who they are. people tend to change when they drink. that should come later.. ;O)

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What you get when they are drinking is who they really are . . .

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So why are you trolling around an alcohol related website? Are you in denial or just in rehab

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I thought they'd tell me what drinking water meant. but no, only drinkers can have their personality analyzed. How about how many times you go to the bathroom on a date?

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I guess I'm just old fashioned...I usually start off with Bacardi Dark and Coke on ice. Maybe t or 3 rounds before hitting the hard stuff.

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I could drink any variety of Bud, pee in a cup and drink it and it would be an improvement.

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I always try explaining to people how bad american beer is. There are a few micorbrews that are decent, but nothing compared to European brews. When it comes to good beer americans are completely oblivious. That's americans for ya, plain retarded...

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Aaawww .. it's all good, but not every American is stupid or retarded .. just those who haven't lived very long on this earth. But, thanx for lumping us all in the same box, or bar. Saves space that way.

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If you ordered a Bud Light in Europe your going to come across as an idiot, as for Stella it is known as 'wife beater' in the UK.

On a first date I would guess that most people would be ordering wine, I cannot believe that you would try and impress a female/male by knocking back a lager or bitter.

As for the best drink I would always go for a Oban whisky with a sniff of iced water.

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I signed up simply to voice how off base you are about the Stella and the Bud Light. Yes, someone may order Stella if they're not a beer aficionado at a place with 30 beers - but if you're drinking at a place with only 4 beers on tap? Stella isn't a bad option. Bud Lite is more the option for the retard who never takes the time to find something he likes & simply sticks with what he has been drinking since he was 16 and what all of his bro-dood, guy friends drink.

Terrible article. Stopped reading after the Stella/Bud gaffe.

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I’ll bet the chicks really dig how serious you are about beer.
If a guy started going on about beers in detail, I’d be thinking “BORING!”

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Amen!!

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If the chick doesn't dig a good brew, I'm not sure which I'll forget faster -- whatever sugar-laced drink she's having, or her name.

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so, you'd rather have someone who drinks as opposed to someone who doesn't? alcoholics who drink together, stay together, eh? lmao

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Much easier to get her in bed if she's been drinking. Just sayin'

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My wife doesn't drink beer at all, yet we've had great conversations on my homebrewing and the finer points of what goes into a good batch. Even she laughs at the goobers chugging Bud, Miller or Coors.

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I signed up simply to voice how off base you are about the Stella and the Bud Light. Yes, someone may order Stella if they're not a beer aficionado at a place with 30 beers - but if you're drinking at a place with only 4 beers on tap? Stella isn't a bad option. Bud Lite is more the option for the retard who never takes the time to find something he likes & simply sticks with what he has been drinking since he was 16 and what all of his bro-dood, guy friends drink.

Terrible article. Stopped reading after the Stella/Bud gaffe.

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I'm sorry, but if I'm going out with a guy, he'd better drink like he means it. NO BUD LITE. And what's with the "poetry reading" stereotype about PBR? You obviously haven't been to any dive bars in New England, have you? The PBR drinkers I know are more inclined to shoot some pool than go to a fundraiser.

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Lame article.

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My favorite is the one about PBR. And for all you Stella lovers out there, it's really not that much better than Bud....just more expensive....comin' from one of Stella's exes. Damn I could go for a drink right now.

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Stella has a higher alcohol content than a lot of other lagers. And that's why I like it!

I also like drunken one-night-stands.

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"I have a drinking problem?" LIT's are the best breakfast drink ever.

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so when you order a quality Belgian beer like Stella Artois u are trying to impress
But when you are a redneck that drinks distilled water/ kidney flusher, Bud light, ur laid back and know how to hang??
what moron wrote this?? thats where i stopped reading

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Stella=quality??? No. Stella is the Bud Light of Belgium. In the UK, it's the beer of choice of chavs (i.e. rednecks/white trash). Again, pretty much like Bud Light here. Heck, Stella and Bud are made by the same company now (and InBev was basically able to buy AB by leveraging the profits from all the Stella they'd sold to chavs who cared more about alcohol content than quality). InBev is trying to reinvent Stella for the US market by appealing to wannabe beer snobs who wouldn't actually know a quality beer if it bit them on the a**, but are all too willing to believe Stella is good because it's overpriced (literally; the marketing tag line was "reassuringly expensive" at one point). This article is right on about Stella, and pretty close to the mark on Bud Light.

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My GF likes a hot Dicken's Cider.

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