Are you going on a first date and really wanting to impress? Planning on drinking and letting loose a little? Are there some cocktails you should absolutely avoid. Ones that are more fru-fru (translation: girly)? Should you stay away from the Cosmopolitan or a Fuzzy Navel? Is a Mojito a no-no if you want a second date? OK, can we dispense with the stupid stereotypes? First of all who started this myth anyway? How is a Drink more “girly” than another drink? Does it come with a vagina and skirt? Look the truth is: drink what you want. If you want a pretty umbrella in it, add that too. I say all that because it’s the truth and how I feel. However… and here’s the rub, if you want the skinny on what a woman might think on the date, let me be super straight forward here. It’s true, most women, could care less… ehem, most. Here is where I dish the ugly truth so if you need to go take a shot for this, now might be a good time. Ready for the truth? Many women do judge. And you might say then I don’t want her. OK true but lets us examine for a moment why this is. A drink says a lot about anyone – it just does. Let’s put the shoe on the other foot. If a pretty girl ordered a vodka straight up, no chaser or a bourbon on the rocks with a shot Guinness as a chaser would you think anything about her? Um… don’t lie. You WOULD. It’s not very feminine according to judgmental, oh, all of us. It also says, she is drinker. Like she doesn’t have the occasional glass of wine. She DRINKS. So while it would be nice if women were amazing and did not judge but I have to say, if you look like Jason Statham and then you order a Shirley Temple, you are on your on your own dude. Think Alpha. If you only like cocktails and not wine, order a sombrero or something or cherry coke and cherry absolute – I don’t know. But stay away away from fru-fru if you really want to impress. Then when she is madly in love with you (hopefully on the second date) pull out the big guns and tell her your favorite drink is really a Grasshopper and she needs to accept this before you all take it to the next level – a little humor never made a girl go running!