Just had to share this story with you fellow funny, fizzy and terrific soberistas!
I feel ready to date again. So I have re-entered the world of online dating websites.
Today I had an exchange with someone that just blew me away in their judgemental and highly stereotyped message.
We had exchanged a few nice chit-chats. I had decided in my mind that yes, I’d be up for meeting this guy for a cup of coffee. That’s what the experts always advise. A cup of coffee during the day, to see if there’s that illusive ‘thing’, and then make a second date for a drink or such.
So he suggested that we meet up for a drink. I thought to myself I don’t want to meet for a drink, as that is night time in a pub somewhere with someone I’ve never met. Not once did I think, wait I don’t drink, can’t possibly meet someone for a drink, because it would have to be an alcoholic beverage! I just thought no, not interested until we pass the ‘in person’ meeting over a coffee.
So I wrote that I thought meeting was a great idea and a coffee date would be great.
Here’s the reply I got
Sorry I don’t do “coffee dates” as find they have the same sort of vibe as job interviews. Also, from past experience don’t date those who don’t drink. It’s normally a red flag for someone with other issues, such a lack of self-discipline/control. You may not agree. Your prerogative. Have found it a pretty good barometer though..
Consider my mind blown! This person has assumed not only that I don’t drink because of suggesting a coffee date; but also people who don’t drink choose that because they lack self-discipline/control!
Pretty crazy stereotype.