Sending a hottie a drink is an old stand-by among pick-up artists. However, this move may be interpreted as "cheesy" rather than "kitschy" in certain irony-free zones - Idaho, perhaps, or Long Island - or by women who are frequently sent "Slippery Nipples." Thus, we can only recommend this maneuver in good faith to a gal who is buying for a guy. If you ignore this suggestion - and we know you will - then at least follow this rule: Offer to purchase an entire round if the hottie is among friends. If drinks are delivered to all members of a party, then it would be rude of said hottie to refuse them - not to mention stupid, in the middle of a recession.
If, on the other hand, someone tries to buy you (and not your entourage) a drink, and you'd rather tweeze your nose hairs than spend five minutes in conversation with the buyer, then graciously decline the cocktail. That said, never assume that a drink means that something (time, conversation, digits) is owed. However, it'sRead More »from How to Buy (or Accept) a Drink at a Bar