Thoughts From a Bartender: Bad Manners – Beer Chugging and Burping

Beer Chugging
By: Lindsay Hopper

What would you consider to be one of the biggest turn-offs on a date? I think bad manners would probably rank pretty high on people’s lists. You want to think that everyone was brought up to be a civilized member of society however that, unfortunately, is not the case. In fact, as time has gone on, it seems that manners have started to go out the window! Click here to read more…

Thoughts From a Bartender: The Pressures of Valentine’s Day

Heart Valentines

By: Lindsay Hopper

It’s coming! (Cue scary music) Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Along with all the pressure and stress that comes along with it. Valentine’s day is probably the one holiday that will cause everyone anxiety. Single people don’t like the holiday because they feel alone. Married people struggle to find something new to do. And people that are in relationships have that added intensity of having to impress. Click here to read more…

Thoughts From a Bartender: Can I Date an Over-Drinker?

By: Lindsay Hopper

Most women have had the unfortunate experience of dating someone who, on occasion, has one too many drinks, usually resulting in an unnecessary fight that everyone always regrets in the morning. Some women deal with this more then on occasion and a few of them even deal with this on a regular basis. Which poses the question: how much is too much and how often is too often? Click here to read more…

Thoughts From a Bartender: Over Drinking on a Date

By: Lindsay Hopper

When you bartend in a restaurant, you have the privilege of seeing both sides of the dating world when it comes to drinking, and it gets you thinking about the different outcomes that could occur based on how much a couple drinks while they’re on their date. You know how sometimes you have the unfortunate experience of sitting next to a couple and you find yourself thinking, “get a room…” because they are being overly “affectionate”? Click here to read more…

Thoughts From a Bartender: How Has Technology Changed The First Date?

woman at bar

By: Lindsay Hopper

We live in a world where technology is everywhere. I remember when my family got our first computer over twelve years ago and now I basically walk around everyday with a computer in my purse. It’s in our cars, our finances, our work and our entertainment. And like everything, it definitely has it’s positives but it also has its negatives. Click here to read more…

Thursday’s Thoughts From a Bartender: First Date Rejection – How Far is Too Far?

By: Lindsay Hopper

As a bartender, you see a lot of first dates, especially when you bartend in a restaurant. You see bad dates, good dates, sometimes REALLY good dates (you know who I’m talking about- that couple that ends up having a few glasses of wine and starts making out in the corner), but very rarely do you see a really BAD date. Click here to read more…

Thursday’s Thoughts From a Bartender: Coming Out

By Jesse Finkelstein

Last night while I was working, an older man came into my bar. He was wearing his actual military uniform. With a proud gait and shoulders straight, he walked up to me and asked me for a beer. He didn’t care what kind, so I gave him a good ol’ American beer—Budweiser. He paid for it, looked at me with bright eyes, and said “you don’t know how long I’ve waited to be able to do this.” Click here to read more…

Thursday’s Thoughts From a Bartender: Oh Snap, I Just Got Stood Up

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By Jesse Finkelstein

So, I’ve never been stood up.

And that’s not me bragging, that’s just the truth. Sadly enough, I’ve gone on a couple of dates where I wish the guy hadn’t shown up. Like the guy who met me at a bar, already drunk, who spent most of the evening either in the bathroom doing cocaine, or talking to me about how ugly my friends were. You sir, are a douchebag. Click here to read more…

Thursday’s Thoughts From a Bartender: He’s Into Me – But I’m Not Into Him

By Jesse Finkelstein

As someone who has spent most of his dating life being attracted to men who have absolutely no interest in me, I feel as though I have a wonderful insight into this topic. In fact, I only started seeing the other side of the coin once I became a bartender, and got to experience the multitude of creepy men drooling at the sight of my ass, however small it might be. Click here to read more…

Thursday’s Thoughts From a Bartender: Gay Marriage

By Jesse Finkelstein

If you were told from the beginning of your life that you would never be allowed to get married, and you would never be allowed to have children, how would you live? How would you behave? If you knew you never had a chance at a “normal” life, what would that do to you?

That’s what a gay man (or woman) has had to deal with. The idea of getting happily married and settling down and raising kids has never been something that I even got to consider, because I’ve spent my whole life being told it wasn’t allowed. Click here to read more…

About Jennifer

Jennifer Kelton

I have created this blog and social dating community to turn negative dating experiences into positive ones. In fact, it’s the exact opposite of what the name implies. It was my own life’s multiple combo plate of bad date experiences that inspired me to create this supportive community. In the midst of my own search […]

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