First Dates

This is a UK tv programme run on C4 and which as the name suggests follows couples on first dates.

The episode I saw peaked my interest as one of the couples are described in the synopsis as:  Young party animal Devon is nervous too, and arrives in the bar needing a very large drink. Her dishy date, debonair Will, is teetotal, but there’s chemistry when they see past each other’s drink orders.

If you would like to watch the episode you can do so here (Will & Devon’s date starts at 33:30)

What was interesting about this was how the two of them related and talked to each other when she describes herself as a big drinker, who’s drank alcohol from the age of 13 and thinks that this is normal, and he’s 24 and never had a drop.  Plus it was great to see a young person who has never drunk alcohol and says he doesn’t need to drink to enjoy  himself! 🙂

8 thoughts on “First Dates

  1. That would have been interesting – going on a date with somebody who had never drunk alcohol. When I was dating it probably never crossed my mind that such people existed. My mind must have been addled from a young age because I think that I’d have probably run a mile from them, thinking they were too weird.

  2. I saw this once and it amused me- she was horrified at someone not drinking! I just discovered how to comment on your blog! Usually ti won’t let me, silly wordpress. Hope you had a fab weekend lovely x

    1. This girl looks pretty stunned too! Yay comment from you as well as your fabulous post today – apologies for comment calling you by your sober twin’s name!! W/end was good hon xx

  3. I’m ashamed to say I’d have run a mile! Would’ve thought he was going to be all dull and judgemental! And highlight my drinking issues..
    Was he fun? I hope he was. We need someone to lift the lid on how cool and hip sober people can actually be!
    We won’t always be such a rare breed hopefully. X

    1. He came across as lovely, fun and cool and I really admired him for standing up for himself. He certainly made her think about her drinking during the date – but not in a judgmental way, more in a ‘do you need to drink that much to have fun?’ questioning way (she ordered three vodka’s in quick succession). Here’s hoping xx

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