When you don’t lean on alcohol to have a good time, you’re more likely to accurately judge the connection between you and your date.
“I would go out on dates with people I had very little interest in and be like: ‘You know what?
Wyatt Bensken, a 22-year-old research assistant in Washington, D.
By the time I have a few drinks, it doesn’t matter,’ ” Hovitz recalls.
Taking a break from alcohol means you might waste less time on dates that aren’t going anywhere and have fewer “what did I do? If you decide to go sober, be prepared to answer questions about it.
Jocelyn Huang, a 30-year-old social media manager from Silver Spring, Maryland, said that when she was sober last February, explaining why she wasn’t drinking was more awkward than not drinking itself.
“It was a point of contention with a lot of guys that couldn’t really wrap their minds around the concept,” she said.