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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone is suddenly very aware of their relationship status. Single? Taken? "It’s complicated?" (Is that a thing anymore? When is it not complicated?) And those brave singles out in the dating scene are most likely wondering how to ace the first date. More often than not, that first date involves a drink — so what exactly does your drink of choice say about you?

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According to many dating and relationships experts, it says a lot. Whether it’s beer, champagne, a mixed drink, or wine, the drink you order can indicate to the person across the bar (or table) your personality and the attributes you’re looking for in a significant other. "More important than what you actually order, most telling is whether you know what you want," says Janice Christopher, a relationship and dating mentor (and the voice behind What's Ideal For You). "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."

The biggest tip we heard over and over: be conscious of your surroundings. And we don’t just mean watching for someone grabbing your drink. Be aware of the kind of bar or restaurant you’re at, and drink accordingly — nothing says high maintenance like a glass of champagne at a dive bar.

As on any first date, it’s important to make the date one to remember, and that means transforming your "casual beer" into a meaningful experience. How to do that? "Something [that's] really nice when two people are drinking the same thing, [is] when one of the people wants to try what the other is having, or they ask ‘what would you like to drink?'” says Fran Greene, the former "Flirting Director" for Match.com and the author of The Flirting Bible. "It’s a way to be connected to someone." Another pointer? "I always recommend on first dates that people order a drink that will take a little bit longer to drink," says Irene LaCota, from the matchmaking website It's Just Lunch. "Since both parties are often a little nervous and might have the tendency to sip on their drink more frequently, you want a drink that can't be consumed in three sips."

And of course, there’s bar etiquette that has to be remembered on a date. Think of it this way: how you treat your bartender or server says more about you than you think. "We’re all created equal, whether you’re a man, woman, or bartender," says Greene. So you better think of that golden rule before you snap at a bartender or throw your money at them. And tipping is a must: "Part of [the bartender’s] income is his tips," says Samantha Daniels, dating expert and the owner of the matchmaking website SamanthasTable.com. "If you don’t tip, it’s definitely noticeable."

But above all, whether you decide to order a beer, wine, or cocktail, it’s best to stick to a two-drink maximum. (After all, if Patti Stanger requires a two-drink maximum on Millionaire Matchmaker, she’s probably got her reasoning.) The point of the date isn’t to get too drunk — if anything, save that for another Saturday night out with the girls. Says Roland Hinds, an interpersonal relationship mentor, "Bare in mind, this should be about seriously getting to know the other person and not how much a person can let their hair down with alcohol." So remember: don’t do shots. Besides the fact that you’ll be drunk all too soon, a shot will only cool down your romance. "[Doing shots] turns them into your buddy, not your date," says Daniels.

But the most important thing when on a drink date — or any date, for that matter — is to not try so hard. "If your date orders wine and you hate wine, don't order wine just to impress them. After all, you want them to like you for who you truly are," advises Rick Ellis, CEO of the "crowdsourced" dating website, Chaindate.com. So this Valentine’s Day, there may just be some hope that that drinks date will turn into something more — so read up on what your drink order says about you.

This article was orginally published on February 12, 2013


Psychologist reveals what your first-date drink says about your personality – and your partner’s

FIRST dates usually have one thing in common – drinking.

Whether you’re going out for dinner, a film or at a party, it’s likely the booze will flow at some point.

You may have a go-to drink for dates, or a favourite all-round tipple.

But it turns out your choice of refreshment can reveal something about your personality.

Dating Expert and Psychologist Amelie Guerard has revealed what your drink says about you – and what it means if your date orders it.

Amelie, who is dating app Once’s in-house expert, reveals going for a drink is the preferred first-date option, with more than half of people Once asked choosing this activity.

One of the most popular drinks all-round, a pint is a solid choice in a pub or bar.

If you order this on your date, it means you’re a chilled out person.

You’re not putting any pressure on this date, and don’t have high expectations.

You’re happy with a few drinks after work and are generally an easy-going laid back person.

Amelie says: “If your date orders this he will take this first date very seriously.

“He will try to understand every aspect of your personality and really “get” you.

"You should be careful of what you are doing and saying because your date has a well-trained eye and will be analysing every word and action.

“Pay attention and don’t hesitate to pay him compliments to relax the atmosphere.”

Another classic tipple, this beverage oozes sophistication.

You love to know everyone’s business and aren’t afraid to say it like it is.

You don’t like being alone, and really love a compliment.

On a first date you’ll likely find out everything about the person – including old flames.

Amelie says: “If your date orders this he will take this first date very seriously.

“He will try to understand every aspect of your personality and really “get” you.

“You should be careful of what you are doing and saying because your date has a well-trained eye and will be analysing every word and action.

“Pay attention and don’t hesitate to pay him compliments to relax the atmosphere.”


A Bartender Explains What Your Date's Choice Of Drink Order Reveals About Them

A large portion of my time on dating apps is spent jumping to conclusions. If a dude professes to "love the outdoors," I assume he's basic. If he's snuggling a fluffy retriever in his pictures, I assume he should be my boyfriend. There's just not much substantive intel to go on when meeting someone on the internet. (Because what does a match's LinkedIn profile really tell you?) But when you meet up IRL, you get to judge your date without seeming like a conspiracy theorist. That's why I want to break down what your date's drink order means — because it's usually the very first decision you see them make.

My personal first date drink order is determined entirely by what I think my date will think of it. Pathetic, but real. Do I get a Tito's and soda, my go-to bev? No, too basic. A martini? No, too aggressive for a Tuesday. Even if I treat myself to my favorite adult beverage, a margarita, at a bar that's not exactly known for margaritas, I'll only order one with three to seven disclaimers about "how weird it is, but I just love margs!" (Eye-roll city.)

I'm the cohost of a podcast called "51 First Dates," and I've been on 31 first dates so far throughout the experiment. I'm getting more comfortable with ordering whatever I want for because duh, we only live once, and why not order exactly what you really want? However, I'm curious to know what bartenders — who probably see 31 first dates per night — think of a person's first date drink order. I spoke to Jack Mulqueen of New York's extremely hip rooftop bar Make Believe at Hotel Sixty (which hosts so many dates, it even has a Bumble-themed cocktail on the menu) to get his take on what a first date drink order says about a person. Let the hot takes commence.

I really like beer, but what does a hoppy order on a first date say about what a person's like? "Casual, non-committal, sporty," says Mulqueen. "This person never really grew out of college. Or they want to avoid a hangover the next day."

So, a relaxed planner? I agree that there's something about ordering a beer that immediately says, "I'm not here for the romance." But there's also something awesome about giving zero effs and just getting what you want.

An Old Fashioned is "a drinker’s drink," says Mulqueen. "Someone who orders this probably has many leatherbound books and their house smells of rich mahogany." So basically, you're on a date with Ron Burgundy.

But alas, your date is not a fictional movie character, and I think someone who orders an Old Fashioned off the bat is inevitably mature. They know what they want without looking at a menu, and like a true adult, they have classic taste. And with that, I have a crush. Cool.

Mulqueen says that when it comes the person who orders a martini on a first date, quantity over quality — vodka or gin — is what you should take note of. "The thing about a martini is that they are dangerously easy to polish off," says Mulqueen. "Something to monitor as your date progresses."

So your date could be into getting seriously turnt, or they could just be super classy. Everyone has seen James Bond, and "everyone looks badass holding a martini glass," adds Mulqueen. If you're date's in a tux on a first date though, gently suggest he engage in cosplay elsewhere.

If you're date is ordering a Negroni as soon as you sit down, they're probably wearing Opening Ceremony with Yeezys. Your date is up on what's "hot." "Negroni’s are super hip and versatile," says Mulqueen. "The same could apply for this person."

The person who orders a Negroni is "someone with culture who doesn’t take themselves too seriously," he adds. It's a safe bet and definitely "androgynous," Mulqueen says. It's not inherently masculine or feminine. This is is an open-minded person who's probably going to ask you a lot of questions about yourself.

As long as your date has consulted you and confirmed that you, too, like sake, ordering a bottle to split says that your date wants to share an experience with you. "We’ve been reaching for a bottle of sake on our dates," says Mulqueen. "[It's] perfect for sharing, [it has] a sneaky buzz, cultured, and [it's] reasonably priced."

I must say, I've had some excellent dates over sake. To me, this order says, "I'm down for anything." It also suggests an un-picky human. (Bonus points if your date can talk humbly about that time they did a sake tasting in Japan.)

I love spicy cocktails, and will admit my immediate bias. If your date tries a house cocktail from the bar you're at's menu, they're completely adventurous and up for new experiences. "Our most popular drink, the Spicy Matcharita, is exactly what it sounds like," says Mulqueen. "Thai chili infused tequila, cucumber, matcha, & fresh lime juice — it will get you turnt." The date who orders this is a fun person who wants to have a good time, and I'm totally here for it.

And as my dad always reminds me when I'm having trouble choosing a drink to order at dinner, "It's just a drink. If you don't like it, you can order another one." The same goes for your date order — don't stress your own drink decision, or overanalyze your date's. We're all just people trying to catch a buzz in order to talk to a stranger whose face we swiped on the internet. Nice manners > drink order. You've got this.


10 Classy Drink Orders That Are Sure to Impress on a First Date

If you’re going on a first date, here’s a quick rule of thumb: no fruity, frozen drinks. I’m sorry, but unless you’re on a beach in the Caribbean, you shouldn’t be ordering a strawberry piña colada at a nice restaurant. The only exception is ordering a margarita at a Mexican joint because a night with fresh margaritas and dank tacos actually sounds like the formula for a fun first date.

But the most important rule about ordering a drink is to know what you like. If you know you prefer vodka to whiskey or rum to gin, then it makes the game a helluva lot easier. A person’s “drink of choice” says a lot about them. Make the right first impression with one of these classy drink orders.

Martini

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There’s a reason James Bond drinks these. A martini is one of the great American inventions that wins time and time again. You don’t need to have it shaken, not stirred. There are many different ways to order your martini based on your preference, such as a dirty martini made with a splash of olive juice and garnished with an olive. However you prefer it, a martini is always a classy and impressive choice.

Old Fashioned

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Though it may be popular with our generation thanks to Mad Men’s Don Draper, the Old Fashioned dates back to the late 1800s. A typical Old Fashioned is made with a sugar lump, water, an ice cube, bitters, whiskey and garnished with either a lemon-peel or maraschino cherries. Knowing your preferred whiskey only makes ordering this cocktail even sexier.

Moscow Mule

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The Moscow Mule is a perfect choice for a lighter drink that’s still well respected. The Moscow Mule has vodka, ginger beer, lime juice and is often garnished with a slice of lime and mint. Plus, when it comes out in the drink’s classic copper mug, your date will surely be impressed.

Dark & Stormy

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Take the Moscow Mule and swap the vodka for rum and you got yourself and Dark & Stormy (rum=dark, ginger beer=stormy, get it?). This is another easy cocktail that should be available everywhere, but saying the name will make you sound cool and mysterious when you order it.

Bellini

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This is one fruity drink you don’t have to be shy about ordering. The Bellini is a newer official cocktail, originating in the mid-1900s in Venice, Italy at Harry’s Bar. The recipes calls for peach purée and Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine. If you happen to live in New York City, you can even go to the second Harry’s Bar to try a Bellini from the experts. Or, if you’re first date is a picnic, you can grab a bottle of Bellini by Cipriani at most grocery or liquor stores.

Gin and Tonic

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This drink is probably one of the most simple drinks to make so you know every place will have it. With just gin, tonic water, ice and a lime to garnish, this classic drink will leave your date thinking you’re a laid back, dependable person.

Sidecar

Put down the keys and enjoy a smooth ride from the Sidecar. Said to have originated in Paris, this drink is made up of Cognac (a type of brandy), orange liqueur and lemon juice. It’s a mildly sweet drink with a little punch to it. The Sidecar is a great cocktail to order if you’re newcomer to darker alcohol.

Vieux Carré

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Originating in one of the coolest American cities, New Orleans, the Vieux Carré gets its name after the French Quarter of this lively city. However, while this cocktail is “big” in flavor, it’s not so “easy” to make. Ingredients include rye whiskey, Cognac, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine liqueur, bitters, ice and either a lemon twit or cherry for garnish. The complexity of this drink will prove your knowledge and sophistication, but if the bartender is unable to make this drink, pick another instead of trying to explain it to prevent sounding like an arrogant show-off.

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If your date is at any other restaurant than a pub, wine is always the best option in my opinion. Word to the wise: study up on your favorite varieties as well as food pairings before you look at the wine list because many times they are extensive and confusing. Also, never be afraid to ask the waiter or sommelier (that’s a fancy word for wine expert) for some advice. But also, it’s really easy to look like a pretentious d-bag when ordering wine. So please don’t try to “show off” with the knowledge you learned from your parents or semester abroad in France.

White Russian

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The fun doesn’t have to stop after the main course. A great after-meal cocktail is the White Russian, made with the coffee flavor liquor Kahlua, vodka and cream. This drink is sweet, fairly strong and, most importantly, my personal favorite.


Bartenders reveal what customers' drink orders say about them

Bartending isn't just about mixing cocktails and serving up beers.

Perhaps one of the most social jobs out there, bartending requires constant contact with others and a great deal of social perceptiveness.

So when you're a bartender you come to understand quite a few things about human nature and behavior, and you have some go-to tools that help.

"You can tell what type of person someone is by their drink order in specific bars," Anjali Sharma, a former bartender with eight years of experience from Atlanta, told Business Insider.

For example, "if you're in a bar with tons of other people and it's loud and you order something complicated, you clearly don't value people's time," she said. "How you react to the bar being out of your 'usual' is also very indicative of your personality," she said.

Rebecka, a bartender with 10 years of experience in New York and Glasgow, Scotland, told Business Insider that someone's drink order could also indicate that they have no idea where they are and what's possible to be made in a certain bar.

Other things bartenders said they could pick up on based on a drink order include whether the person is underage, has no clue about mixology — "which is fine but disappointing because there are so many great cocktails out there!" an anonymous bartender said — is boring, wants to use money to impress people, knows his or her alcohol, or is looking for a cheap buzz.

Business Insider surveyed more than 30 bartenders on what they think about your drink of choice. Here's what they had to say:


Here’s What Your First Date Drink Order Says About You

First dates are nerve-racking, no doubt about it. You never know what to wear, you’re unsure what the etiquette is (like, do you tell them if they have a booger?), and you spend a good 20 minutes pre-date coming up with mental flashcards in case there's an awkward silence. If you’re meeting at a bar, there's also the added stress of reading way too much into what your drink order will lead them to believe about you as a functioning human being who is coexisting on the same planet they are. When it comes down to it, though, your drink order is your first impression, and here’s what each of these choices can say about you (whether it’s an accurate representation of you or not).

At the end of the day, hopefully, you've had a productive enough date that the person knows these things are actually far from the truth or a pretty accurate description of you. On the slight chance it doesn't go so well, just know what impression you're leaving them with. So whatever you order, order with confidence, as it's the first step to being taken seriously and showing you're not the type of girl who lets someone else order for her all the time. It’s 2017, those days are over.

Ordering a beer on a first date pretty bluntly says, “Hey dude, let’s be bros.” Now, I love beer as much as anyone, but unless you’re at a beer garden or somewhere that makes their own brew (in which case, get a flight), it says you actively defy the classiness that is supposed to be a first date. BTW the same goes for men.

If you’re at any middle-tier bar, sorry to break it to you, but the House Whateveritis is probably the stuff that will stain your teeth or leave you with a headache before your date is over. Ordering this says you have no palate when it comes to wine and therefore your standards for such (and for people) are very low.


5. Red Wine

You are confident, strong and dedicated. You’ve spilled your wine on yourself several times, and you are totally OK with that.

In fact, you have given up wearing white around dinner time and had your gorgeous white couch covered in a deep red to accommodate for spillage. You have zero shame carrying a wine glass around the bar and feel classy and elegant when you do. You don’t care if a bartender has to open a whole new bottle of wine for your glass.

You think things get better with age, so you may be anything from a college smarty to a married professional with three children and a house in the suburbs.


Psychologist reveals what your drink says on the first date

A PSYCHOLOGIST reveals your favourite drink may reveal more about your personality than you intended on your first date.

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FIRST dates usually have one thing in common — drinking.

Whether you’re going out for dinner, a film or at a party, it’s likely the booze will flow at some point.

You may have a go-to drink for dates, or a favourite all-round tipple.

But it turns out your choice of refreshment can reveal something about your personality.

Dating Expert and Psychologist Amelie Guerard has revealed what your drink says about you — and what it means if your date orders it.

Amelie, who is dating app Once’s in-house expert, reveals going for a drink is the preferred first-date option, with more than half of people Once asked choosing this activity.

One of the most popular drinks all-round, a beer is a solid choice in a pub or bar.

If you order this on your date, it means you’re a chilled out person.

You’re not putting any pressure on this date, and don’t have high expectations.

You’re happy with a few drinks after work and are generally an easygoing laid back person.

Amelie says: “If your date orders this he will take this first date very seriously.

“He will try to understand every aspect of your personality and really ‘get’ you.”

Most first dates involve drinking, so what you order may determine how your companion perceives you. Picture: Getty Images. Source:Getty Images

Beer means your chilled-out, while wine screams sophistication. Picture: Source:Supplied

Another classic tipple, this beverage oozes sophistication.

You love to know everyone’s business and aren’t afraid to say it like it is.

You don’t like being alone, and really love a compliment.

On a first date you’ll likely find out everything about the person — including old flames.

If your date orders this, Amelie says: “You should be careful of what you are doing and saying because your date has a well-trained eye and will be analysing every word and action.

“Pay attention and don’t hesitate to pay him compliments to relax the atmosphere.”

If you order this type of drink, you’re a mysterious and captivating person.

You love letting your hair down and are the life and soul of the party.

You’re fun to be around and it’s likely your dates turn into adventures — hello shots.

Amelie says: “If your date orders this he likes to have fun whatever the occasion and your first date is no exception.

“He wants to have a good time and he is probably expecting more from this first date.

Amelie Guerard’s guide means you should pay attention to what your next date is drinking. Source:Getty Images

If you opt for bubbles, it in fact means you’re quite shy.

You have a composed exterior and an interesting personality underneath.

You’re classy — hence the fizz — but you’re not shallow, despite what some people might think.

Amelie says: “If your date orders this your date will probably be a bit timid at the beginning.

“It will be up to you to try to understand him and initiate the conversation.

“It will take more than one date to get a real feel of his personality — but don’t give up or you’ll be missing out on something great!”

We don’t necessarily mean hitting the shots, but any tequila-based drink such as a tequila sunrise means you love life.

You tackle life head on, you take risks, accept challenges and live in the moment.

You’re definitely not shy or nervous, and need someone who can keep up with you.

Amelie says: “If your date orders this he is very determined.

“Your date will ask you thousands of questions to get to know you and what you are looking for in a relationship.

“He’s curious, not nosy. If he wants to take things further on the first date, he will not be shy about letting you know.

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If you order this, such as a vodka tonic or even a Cosmopolitan, it means you’re a bubbly, chatty person.

You’re gregarious and love meeting new people — so you relish the excitement of a first date.

But you love the limelight and don’t mind being the centre of attention.

It means you love chatting about yourself, which could be a sign of instability, but make sure you ask your date questions too.

Amelie says: “If your date orders this: Your date will show off all night long.

“He is likely to pull out every trick in the book to impress you.

“He is a hyperactive and energetic, so you don’t need to fear any awkward silences — he will know how to get the conversation going.

“You certainly won’t be bored on this date, but make sure he is engaging and he is into you as much as he is himself!”


Bartender REVEALS: What Your Drink Order Says About Your Personality

A good first date first impression is almost as essential as a strong first-date-cocktail. Maybe you're tired of being the bad boy, and you really want to wow this girl with some newfound, genuine charm. Or, maybe you're sick of being given the girl-next-door treatment, and you're more interested in seeming every bit the sexy-siren this evening.

Either way, tons of consideration goes into the type of vibe you're trying to send. Once your outfit is picked, your meeting place secured, and your transportation arranged, it's time to move on to the promise land, otherwise known as the bar.

So, what do you order? We decided to leave this one up to the professionals and get some firsthand advice from a couple of bartenders who have seen it all.

Read on to see what your first date drink says about you.

According to one bartender at first-date hotspot, ordering a glass of red screams seduction.

"There's this one guy who comes in here, I'd say once a month, every time with a new woman. He always drinks red wine, and always sways her to drink red wine. Now, if I really want to get a girl in the mood, it's going to be with red wine."

However, another seasoned bartender cautions first-daters who order red wine at his more low-key bar at a popular chain restaurant.

"I've been doing this long enough to make some broad generalizations. And I've never seen anyone pull the swirl-and-sniff at this place. That's just some pretentious bullsh*t."

Both bartenders were in agreement that white wine is the more feminine pour of the two.

"Women tend to be the white wine drinkers in here, and honestly it has a lot more to do with the selection of the wine than the fact that she's ordering it."

What's the biggest mistake that patrons make when requesting their vino of choice? Ordering a glass of the house blend.

"People who order house wine are being frugal. It will cost you $40 to drink a bottle of house wine, and that bottle that you're buying at $10 per glass will cost the restaurant $13 to replace, so you might as well go with something nice."

While martinis definitely exude urban sophistication on the big screen, our bartenders' observations say otherwise.

"Anybody that orders a martini looks like an alcoholic. I'm sorry, but that's just straight alcohol."

Even if martinis are your favorite, you might want to save this potent cocktail for date number two.

Just as red wine screams seduction, and house wine screams cheap, fruity drinks like this one scream, "I just discovered my parents' liquor cabinet!"

"Girls that order Malibu Bay Breezes are idiots," one bartender says. Jeez, a little harsh?

"Seriously, it's like 'Ooh, a fruity drink!' but then really, it's all sugary juice, hardly any alcohol, and a surefire hangover."

According to both bartenders, ordering a Manhattan signifies that you want to get drunk, and you want to get drunk quickly.

One thing is for sure: guys love a girl who can enjoy a cold beer

"I think it's awesome when a girl orders a beer, especially when they want to hear the specials. It shows that you’re not limited to just one type of drink, and I think it's more attractive when someone is into being surprised by switching it up with a different type of beer."

"But then there's also Craft-Beer-Guy. He wants to hear every single weird beer that we serve, and then tries to act like a snob talking about the hint of lemon-zest this one has, or how hoppy that one is."

Not every restaurant is a brewery, and Craft-Beer-Guy ranks one step below the Red Wine Swirl-and-Sniffer.

Both bartenders agreed that it's only OK to order hard alcohol on the rocks if you have the personality and look to back it up.

"You do have those guys that order vodka on the rocks, and I honestly don't know how they do it, but it clearly takes the edge off of their first date jitters."

While t's better to start with hard alcohol if you're planning to transition to beer or wine with dinner, you also have to be aware that ordering something on the rocks could make you seem a bit ridiculous.

"Sometimes you'll get a 25-year-old douche that orders a Bourbon on the rocks to make himself look sophisticated." Both bartenders advise first-datees to leave this drink to the cast of Mad Men, and order something else.

One bartender says, "A good drink to order on a first date would be a Stoli Rasberry and club with a splash of cranberry juice. That way, you get a little bit of flavor, and it still looks like a nice drink with the hint of pink from the cranberry. You aren't ordering house vodka, but you also aren't ordering something ridiculous like Grey Goose either."

However, the other bartender doesn't think that your drink order actually matters on a first date.

"Don't be scared of ordering the drink you want. The best first dates I've observed involve people who aren't afraid to act true to themselves, even if some people might not like it. On a first date, you shouldn't be afraid to show who you are."


If You Order This Drink on a First Date, You May Be Doomed, Survey Says

Going for this cocktail could make a terrible impression, according to a new poll.

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There are plenty of pressures that come with going on a first date. Between what to wear and deciding on a venue, there's already a lot to fret about. But what about what you choose to drink? According to a new survey, there's reason to believe that the cocktail you order matters and that accidentally going for the wrong option can leave you without a second date. Read on to see which drink you should be passing on, and for more on how you can improve your dating odds, see why Wearing This Color Instantly Makes You More Attractive, Studies Show.

The survey, which was conducted by One Poll and commissioned by whiskey brand Jack Daniel's, asked 2,000 Americans of legal drinking age questions about which drink makes a good impression on a first date, and which one does not.

The results showed that 62 percent of respondents said that someone's favorite drink says "a lot" about who they are. On top of that, 32 percent of women would consider a date placing a bad drink order to be a major faux pas, while men were almost twice as likely to find it off-putting, with 60 percent saying it was a deal-breaker.

So, what's the worst drink to order if you're looking to impress your date? Read on to find out, and for more on how your order dictates the future of your relationship, check out If You Eat This on a First Date, Your Marriage May Be Doomed, Survey Says.

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People who said the drink makes a bad impression: 16 percent

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People who said the drink makes a bad impression: 17 percent

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People who said the drink makes a bad impression: 17 percent

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People who said the drink makes a bad impression: 17 percent

People who said the drink makes a bad impression: 18 percent

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People who said the drink makes a bad impression: 18 percent

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People who said the drink makes a bad impression: 19 percent

People who said the drink makes a bad impression: 22 percent

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