"That's a better introduction to someone on a date." Don't try to pick up the bartender, especially if you're on a date.
"If the guy talks too much to me, I feel uncomfortable," Kressin said. Don't interact with the bartender too much." Pay attention to the person with you. It should go without saying, but bartenders agree it needs to be said: Don't look at the phone like you're on a date with it. "You want a connection to others." Buying drinks for "the lady at the bar" won't get you more than a polite nod.
The man came in first and ordered two beers, which "he slammed." The woman came in moments later and the couple took a table.
Kressin said there was some awkwardness when the woman ordered a drink but the man declined. Watch the drink placement to gauge how the date is progressing.
The couple wandered into the Walker's Point restaurant, ordered food and Bloody Marys, and passed the next few hours playing cribbage and board games while they got to know each other. "Nothing is worse than being the bartender and someone is getting dumped." However, there was a happy ending to that story.
"For a first date here, there are lots of conversation-starters," Kressin said. Kressin and bartenders all over the city have the perfect perch from which to watch when love unfolds over cocktails. Plenty of relationships are nurtured at Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, 1579 S. "The next weekend, he met somebody else," Dye said. If it's a new couple still in the honeymoon phase, they're engrossed in each other.
It seems to me that women particularly judge men on that," Buss said. They don't have to come out with anything but cab fare home." Offer to pay for a drink, but don't be offended if your date offers to split the cost. "If a girl feels like she's got to tip the bartender because you're not tipping enough, you're leaving a bad impression." Pay attention."Offering to pay for every drink is the right idea," said Ben Buss, a bartender at Belmont Tavern, 784 N. Men will offer, but he's seen women just as willing to slap down a debit card for a cocktail. "When guys insult girls' drink choices as too girlie, I don't know what they're thinking," Godfrey said. The conversation is another way to tell how the date is going.The intimate nooks and crannies at The Noble, 704 S.2nd St., are enticing enough for a romantic outing."The phones go in pockets when the conversation's good," Dye said. However, buying drinks for "the gentleman at the bar" might be novel enough to work.