We talked about this on the morning show this morning: Would you date someone who didn't drink? Gwen's view is that she would--even if they didn't want her to enjoy a beverage when she was around them. I am not a big drinker--I do like a beverage or two in social settings and with dinner but I don't drink to get completely sloshed like I did in my twenties. I think for me it would depend on a few things. First--if they aren't a drinker at all-I would ask why. Is it because they have issues with it and self control or are an alcoholic? Is it because of religious reasons or beliefs? Is it because they just don't think it's the right way to enjoy life?

Once we got the reasons out on the table, we go from there. If it's a situation where they are an alcoholic and have problems and don't need to be placed in a situation where there's any kind of temptation--then as the other person in the situation you have a choice to make. You can either accept that as the new norm for you going forward if you really want to be with this person, or you can choose to walk away. But once you make that choice you have to keep in mind that if the relationship progresses and you both get closer over time and down the road end-up married--it means you've sworn off having a drink for the rest of your life in support of your significant other.

Then there's the whole "I'll enjoy one when I'm out with my friends without them" approach. Not sure how much time you get with friends away from a significant other--usually you end-up including your partner when you go out as a group eventually so that choice may work at first, but down the road it'll need to change. Lots of things to consider and how much you are willing to adjust your own lifestyle for someone else's issues or beliefs. I guess it all depends on how much you want to be with them. Like Carly Pearce says in her song "Next Girl"--"You overlook a lot when he looks like that". And looks are FAR from everything. When you get older you realize that but when you're still young, that's what it's all about. I'm so happy that I'm out of that whole scene and I have a partner that enjoys one or two like me and views things the same as I do. I hope you're that lucky too!

What Are the Signature Drinks From Every State?

What Are the Signature Drinks From Every State?