You can tell a lot about a person by the drinks they order, especially when they surprise you. Women who drink beer are no exception, and are some of the most surprising of all. Here’s why we make amazing girlfriends. If you’re lucky, you might get to date one of us.
We won’t break the bank every time we go out.
If you’ve ever looked at a drinks list at a restaurant or a bar, you’ll be aware that wine is usually quite a bit more expensive than beer. I mean, when was the last time you saw a pitcher of beer selling for $600? If you’re dating a woman who favors hops over grapes, your nights out are going to be a lot cheaper for both of you, which means you can go out more often. There’s really no downside.
We’re not trying to impress anyone.
Some people like to put on a show when they’re ordering their drinks to prove they’re sophisticated and interesting, but women who like beer over wine aren’t worried about the impression they’re giving. We don’t need to prove how cultured we are by pretending to speak French and knowing all the grape varieties of every region in South America. Just give us the beer we want and we’ll be happy. We know our sophistication has nothing to do with the drink that’s in our hands.
We know what we want.
Decisiveness is sexy, and a woman choosing beer instead of wine is a statement. We know what we like and we’re not too shy to make it known, even when we know others might think we’re strange or not girly enough. This self-confidence usually follows into other areas of our lives, and it’s one of the most attractive traits a person can have.
We know the value of simplicity.
We don’t need to look at a 10-page wine list and consult a sommelier in order to choose a drink. Give us an option or two and we’ll find something we like. Sure, we might prefer a stout over a lager, but we’re not too fussed about it in the end. As long as the beer is cold and the company is good, we’re more than satisfied.
Most people wouldn’t assume that I’m a beer drinker. In fact, sometimes when I’m out with my boyfriend, bartenders just hand me the wine list and give him the beer list, which, let’s face it, is pretty sexist. Given the cultural assumptions surrounding women and alcohol, a woman who prefers beer to wine clearly follows the beat of her own drum and probably has a lot more interesting personality traits to discover.
We’re not afraid of being “unladylike.”
Beer is rarely seen as a feminine drink. It’s associated with tailgate parties at football games and Super Bowl commercial where guys ogle waitresses in miniskirts. But women who love beer are here to claim their territory. Anyone who thinks we lack femininity due to our choice of beverage is not our concern. Their gender stereotyping says a lot more about them than it does about us.
We have good taste.
I may be biased, but beer is a pretty unique drink. In fact, I’d argue that it has just as much subtlety and variation as wine. If you don’t believe me, go out and find your local microbrewery and try a few craft beers. These days it seems like there are at least two breweries in every town. We’re not worried about impressing anyone with our drink choices, so you know we’re choosing beer for the flavor, not for whatever cultural connotations come with it.
We’re not high maintenance.
We don’t take 15 minutes to order a drink. We can take a quick look at a beer menu, spot our preferred style, and order within a few minutes. We don’t need a heart to heart with the bartender or to try to explain the intangible elements of a good wine we had last month at a party that we want to recapture. We’re pretty straightforward, and you’ll love us for it.
We aren’t impressed by bros who try to educate us about craft brews.
There’s nothing I enjoy more than schooling a beer connoisseur on his own game. Just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean I don’t know about the subtleties of craft beer. Women like me aren’t easily impressed, which leaves the path clear for the genuinely knowledgeable and interesting people to capture our hearts.
We don’t have to be fancy to feel fabulous.
A woman who likes beer over wine feels just as sexy sitting on the grass in jeans as she does standing on a balcony in kitten heels. We don’t need our surroundings or our drinks to be elegant in order for us to feel elegant. We carry our own grace regardless of who we’re with, where we are, or what we’re drinking.
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