Could you date someone who refuses to drink alcohol?

Let’s say you’re dating someone who meets your standards and is full of life but prefers/refuses to drink alcohol/wine/ beer for the remaining of their life.

They’re not a recovering alcoholic or anything but they just no longer interested in it but still will have a great time at a party/gathering whether it be socializing or dancing.

How would you feel?Could you date someone who refuses to drink alcohol?
  • It’s a bit weird but I’ll give it a try
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  • I won’t mind at all
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  • It might be too weird for me to try
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I forgot to add, they don’t even mind the slightest you choose to drink or not.

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  • I don't personally drink alcohol and refuse to do so, so I don't have any problem with someone who doesn't drink either. But what's important for me is that they don't judge people who do drink alcohol, because I think that's very close-minded.

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  • Im one of those who refuses to drink it (unless its a bday with frozen shots or unless its champagne at a wedding). My boyfriend drinks maybe once a month and i hate it but ik he's not crazy about it. So yea i’d totally date someone who didn't like alcohol

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  • I married a girl who was a recovering alcoholic so we never had alcohol. It is actually possible to have fun without getting smashed.

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  • Wouldn't bother me, I do drink but I've limiter my consumption to mostly social drinking, it always was anyway but instead of getting ploughed I'll only have 1 or 2. I don't go out much anyway. For example I had 1 pint on my birthday :).

    Need to find a girl who is cool with this.

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  • I could, but id prefer they did, its fun to let lose every now and then.

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  • This is simply "if someone doesn't personally do X but is fine with you doing X and is great around people while they are doing X, would you date them? “
    Seems like a silly question. Drinking isn't usually a HOBBY like golfing, swimming, video games, etc etc. What would be the "downside" of having a partner who doesn't drink, if they still work perfectly and can have fun in an "alcoholic" setting?

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    • Also, while reading through the comments - who would've thought that a perverse place like GaG would have a ton of non-drinkers?
      Maybe I'm one of very few who is surprised..

    • Yeah I was surprised too, kudos to them

    • Kudos indeed, although I wouldn't trade places with any of them

  • My SO is this person lol. When we first started dating he said he occasionally drank. I have seen him drink once and it was funny, but he doesn't like the feeling. He doesn't care that I do and is happy to be my DD and thinks I'm funny when, as he calls it, I'm a drunk Weeble.

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  • As long as he didn't have a problem with me drinking, I wouldn't care.

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  • It's the healthier choice, but it's very unusual in my country. I myself enjoy wine and beer very much, and I'd like to share that with my friends and partner. I have 1 friend that does't drink. I don'T judge people for not drinking alcohol, but I just seem to click better with the people who do.

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  • I never got any alcohol. I have to try wine or whatever. But that I am all of sudden gonna love beer or drinking is probably not gonna happen. I don’t care of you drink or smoke or whatever but your most likely be friend zone. I just don’t want to date a guy with a drinking problem so I probably avoid dating that person. Maybe if I knew he was a responsible drinker... but I would have to do research on that...

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  • That's me. My man drinks and all his friends drinks. I dont always drink and they respect me. I am fun. So I dont need a drink to dance to be fun and wild. My man loves me with and without a drink. If he stopped I would prob ve happier because as a nurse I know our health is one step better to a healthier life. I use to love drinking when we would go out but it doesn't di anything to someone is already in my perception "fun & wild"

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  • One of my best friends doesn't drink or smoke or anything but when i hear she's going to show up i'm like "it's gonna be a good day " she's so fun and i never heard anyone say anything about why she don't drink. Her boyfriend drinks but he's cool with it.
    Recently I can't drink alcohol anymore ( because of my pills.) I could tell it sucks when you're hanging out with a bunch of drunks and they say and do stupid stuff.

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    • What pills?

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    • Does it make it so u can't handle alcohol, just don't want it, or what?

    • It will make the pills less effective. Might make me have seizures. And i never was someone who drinks alcohol a lot. I'd drink 2 or 3 times a year. I really won't risk my health now with alcohol

  • No, I wouldn’t mind it.
    I personally don’t drink any alcohol because I have a lot of alcoholic family members whom are... pretty fucked up as of right now.
    So having a partner who does not drink is always fine with me.

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  • I don't mind at all because I don't drink either. I don't see why it's a problem to not want to poison your body. The way you worded your question with the word "refuses" makes it seem like it's a bad thing to not drink something that will poison your body.

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    • That IS how many people view non-drinkers. They are viewed as lame and boring.

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    • That's like judging someone based on their horoscope. Just because someone doesn't poison their body for fun doesn't mean they're lame and boring

    • What can I say. I have actually received that comment ON MY FACE.

  • I actually used to refuse to drink. (I had bad family experiences with alcohol so I thought it was all bad.. but my boyfriend showed me it's not) Now every once in awhile I'll have some drinks. but I'd be perfectly fine with someone not drinking.. I may end up giving up drinking completely :)

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  • I wouldn't mind so much as I'm not a heavy drinker but enjoy drinking socially in moderation. However it would bum me out on days where I just want to hang loose during a break at the cottage/off on a camping trip/watching a game...

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  • My partner doesn’t drink.
    So I don’t drink anymore.
    Not typically an issue until I feel like grabbing a bottle of bourbon and staying in watching fail videos on YouTube while absolutely off my chops.
    Then I kind of miss the stuff

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  • For me its more like the other way round... i hate the smell, the taste and what it does to your body...

    I always prefered dating guys that didn't drink alk at all.

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  • Yes , because I don't drink alcohol either. I dislike the taste

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  • It wouldn’t bother me at all. Don’t think it matters. Only thing is that I wouldn’t want them to expect me to give it up too. I don’t drink a lot but I’d still like to have the choice.

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  • I don't drink, never have, never will. Oh i tried stuff over the years but I just don't like the taste, same as I don't like fizzy drinks.

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  • Am not really a fan of alcohol unless its wine besides people tend to do stupid shit when they are drunk. so am pretty sure i would be really happy to date someone who doesn't drink.

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  • Depends on whether he acts like a judgmental prick about it. If he doesn't act like he's better than others for not drinking, and I like him I don't mind.

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  • if anything, i find people who drink on the daily a little off putting.

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  • I am alcohol intolerate, so that's not a problem at all.

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  • I would find it weird if they point blank refused to have so much as a sip. But I think it'd be nice that they weren't dependent on alcohol. The only problem would be if they weren't a fun sober.

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    • yeah but why would you be with anyone that isn’t fun sober? who the heck is drunk all the time. what

    • Yeah thats what I'm getting at. The problem is whether or not they're fun, not whether or not they drink. Some people think that you have to be drunk to have a good time.

  • I have no qualms. But that won't stop me from indulging.

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  • I like to drink so I would like him to drink with me. But if he doesn't want to I would respect that.. even though I feel a little awkward when I have to drink alone.

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  • I refuse to drink. And I don’t mind if others choose to do it but if they are drunk then I’d leave their presence and call them a cab.

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  • I drink occasionally but I'm not gonna fault anyone for not drinking by not dating them. As long as they don't have a problem if I do.

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  • I could. Of my boyfriend and I, I'm the drinker haha. He usually has one beer and that's it. I don't mind it. He's not judgmental and I don't push him to drink more. We know each others limits and boundaries and that's important.

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  • I don't drink alcohol and so having a partner who doesn't drink would suit me fine.

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  • I am the person you described. I don’t drink, haven’t drank, won’t drink, and don’t want to. But you can go on, just don’t be a drunkard and we’re good.

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  • I'm a social drinker and have only been drunk twice (after the second time I now know my limit). It doesn't bother me if they aren't being judgmental when I do drink and still come to drinking events with me.

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What Guys Said 144

  • I don't drink at all (maybe 3 drinks in 10 years) so it's fine with me.

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  • Wouldn't be a problem- i don't drink alcohol.

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  • I’m a wine connoisseur so not drinking would be a non-starter for me. Also, not drinking also tends to fall with the religious extremists, which i don’t get along well with. If the person was open minded enough to let me enjoy my wine, while not having any, then maybe.

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  • I don't drink personally, so to flip you response, I would definitely date a woman who enjoys drinking from time to time. Maybe even getting drunk occasionally is fine, but if she's a party girl who parties every weekend and gets drunk multiple times a week, then no, that's would be too much for me personally

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  • In my entire life, I've only had a handful of sips of alcohol. I've still never been drunk, and I don't drink alcohol at all. Obviously, I don't care if a girl is a non-drinker: That would make me a hypocrite lol.

    With that being said, ironically, I've found that too many completely sober women are snobby, and judgmental. I hate this trait about my demographic, but it seems to be true for the most part.

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  • I don't drink and I'd rather be with someone who doesn't either, so I'm more than happy with it and would actually prefer it, assuming I never want to try it myself.

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  • Are you kidding me? That's ideal. I won't demand that my partner doesn't drink, so as not to be a hypocrite, because I have before, and will likely continue to do so on occasion as an adult. However, I'm certainly not going to turn a girl down over it.

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  • I dont have a problem with someone who rarely drinks alcohol. I would have a problem with someone who i want to spend a nice night with, and she refuses to drink alcohol. As much as you might hate it, you just cannot deny how much it helps socialising.

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    • My girlfriend never drinks alcohol, and she's so extroverted that when we're at a party or some gathering where there's alcohol, she's still twice as sociable and talkative than I am after 4 drinks. She's initiating convos with literally everyone and laughing all the time. Just like any other time. Not that I don't talk to anyone... but compared to her...
      So, no. Some people don't need help socializing, if you can imagine that.

    • Frankly, I don't even want to imagine what she'd be like after 3 drinks. Shit

  • If they're not into it, they're not into it. That's fine! As long as they're cool with me partaking, and don't have an extreme devotion to a faith to which I can't relate, I'm not worried about what they do and don't consume.

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  • I don't see why it would even be an option for me not to date them i barley drink to begin with almost never tbh so it works out for me and that's there own personally choice so its not really my business

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  • From my wild hey days when I drank often I drink very little now. I dated a gal who just didn't like the taste and never drank except wine at some special occasions. Didn't bother me and she made no demands that I not have a couple drinks. She was always lots of fun and often the center of attention at get togethers.

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  • Hand on heart when I was younger I would find it strange but more from the point of view that I liked to drink a lot so how would she feel but old age has caught up with me and my partying days are over so I don't think it would be an issue anymore. I am B with a bit of A.

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  • Last 3 women i've been involved with haven't been drinkers. Its mot an issue. And i dont tend to drink much around them through choice (usually a big (ish) social drinker)

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  • I'd be fine with it, because I'm not a big alcohol drinker anyway (I'll take caffeine over alcohol all day, every day 👍). To give you an idea, the last time I had an adult beverage, it was April. It's almost September now. 😂

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  • I don't find it okay if they don't drink.
    I myself don't drink so if my partner doesn't drink either, how are we gonna justify the things that go wrong?

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  • Mind? Absolutely not! In fact, that's a a major requirement for me. Drinking alcohol is actually a deal-breaker for me. I would never get involved with a drinker of any amount or frequency; nothing beyond friendship.

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  • Having grown up in an alcoholic family with many generation affected, I dont drink. I would be disappointed in somebody that would reject me because I choose to stay sober.

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  • If I was single I could easily be with someone who doesn't drink as long as they do not think they are better than others because of it. My girlfriend has had 2 drinks this year so far. She barely drinks as is.

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  • so long as they don't needlessly judge those who do drink or expect me not to drink i don't mind if my partner is not a drinker

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  • Unless he has some other deal breaking defect... marry him!!
    Unless he changes, he will never get drunk and beat you or your kids.
    He will never get drunk.. drive somewhere and kill himself or some other poor bastard.
    You will always have house keeping money. ETC. ETC.

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  • I don't drink alcohol so it wouldn't bother me. Alcohol has caused a lot of problems in western society. I prefer girls that don't go out and party and drink. A lot of relationships fail due to poor lifestyle choices.

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  • The real question is : "would you date some one that drinks close to daily?"

    And to my experience, the general answer is no.

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    • Can I ask you to elaborate on that.. did you experience it negatively?

      I ask bc I lke a person who it seems , does drinks often. He is completely normal functionally and I do think he could not drink if he chose , but does not choose to not do so... and I notice he’s moody. Dk if that is the alcohol or just him— Or his reaction to me😏.

  • My wife doesn't drink because she's on some medication that reacts very poorly to alcohol. Now marijuana is a different story...

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  • I'd prefer if they didn't. At least then you know that they would not be looking at me through beer-covered glasses. ;- )

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  • I don’t drink alcohol except for the occasional kombucha and Tejuino which have so little alcohol that they don’t usually count as alcoholic beverages, so I don’t have a problem dating a woman that abstains from drinking alcohol.

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  • i don't mind at all, i would ask if they want some just as a suggestion or just to be nice, but i'm not going to try to force or pressure people to do something they don't want to do.

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  • I pretty much never drink alcohol. I would be happy to have a partner who never drinks. I am not a fan of alcohol. Most of it tastes nasty to me.

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  • I do not drink, so a woman who did not drink would be good.
    Alcohol is poison

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  • I'd probably find it a bit weird, but if they don't care about my drinking I don't care about theirs. I'm not interested in forcing alcohol on others XD more for me.

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  • My wife doesn't drink. She's my permanent designated driver, the perfect woman.

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