Is it easier to date (or meet people) if you drink alcohol? Or maybe I should ask, are nondrinkers at a disadvantage when dating? A friend once said that it just gives something in common, like for something to do a guy and girl (or another guy) can go to a new club and have a few drinks. Or it's just a way to reduce anxiety and socialize. And if someone doesn't drink, do they come across as an oddball, as someone that doesn't want to conform? or someone that doesn't like to have fun? I hear more stories of problems that drinking causes in relationships, from cheating to becoming abusive to spending too much time with drinking buddies. So it seems like it should be a plus in the long-term if someone doesn't drink. But it seems like a lot of young women go after the bad boy partying drinking types. I guess it's the whole culture of clubbing. So what's your take on alcohol and the dating game?