(Closed) Alcohol… what is average?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How often do you and FI drink?
    Daily wine or Beer : (24 votes)
    11 %
    once or twice a week : (64 votes)
    30 %
    three to five times a week : (48 votes)
    23 %
    once or twice a month : (40 votes)
    19 %
    a few times a year : (19 votes)
    9 %
    rarely : (12 votes)
    6 %
    never : (6 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I drink maybe a total of 12 drinks in an entire year. I can go months without drinking. My boyfriend drinks just when he goes out some weekends.

    I have friends who drink a bottle of wine nearly every night. I think that’s a bit much, but to them it’s just normal. 😛  

    When I went to the UK for the first time, I was absolutely shocked at the amount people drink there, but I have gathered that it’s just part of the culture. 

    Post # 4
    5787 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Probably like 3-4x a week. Like this week, I had a beer saturday while watching a baseball game (at home), I went out to drinks after school last night, tonight I’ll go for drinks with co-workers and tomorrow I’ll have wine with dinner. Darling Husband probably drinks less than me on average since he’s not in school.

    Post # 5
    5220 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would say 2-3x a week for us. More on the weekends  .

    Post # 6
    9732 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We drink every day.  Not to excess, ever, but we do have wine and/or beer every evening with dinner.  On weekend mornings we add coffee liqueur to our coffee (Patron, yum) and make mimosas with brunch.   When we go out we’ll have a drink or two. 

    I was raised in a Catholic Italian family and drinking wine at dinner every night was the norm.

    Post # 7
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’ve always been a few times a year type thing. Probably every few months either a social ocassion where I feel like I should accept a glass of wine or have a few too many on a night out but in general it’s rare that i seek it out. Id much rather save the calories for something delicious  My husband really enjoys a beer at random and probably drinks a beer or two every couple days and maybe four or five on a weekend night out with friends. 

    Post # 8
    826 posts
    Busy bee

    Each of us drinks only a few times per year. I usually max out at a drink or two per session and he maxes out at three. I just like the taste of certain drinks and he likes to just reach the point of feeling a bit goofy and talkative. We’re not into partying or daily drinking.

    Post # 9
    574 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I pretty much only drink wine, so when I open a bottle, I’ll drink it within a day or two.  But, I usually only buy a bottle every month or so.

    Post # 10
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I only drink a few times a year but when I do, it’s balls to the wall. The few occasions that I drink I aim to get hammered so I consume whatever it takes to get me to that point. There are times when I’ll order a beer or two (or five) at a restaurant but those are few and far between. Darling Husband is pretty much the same. Every one in a while he’ll have a glass of scotch at night but for the most part, he only drinks a few times a year, too. We’ve come a long way since when we first started dating. We lived in a MEGA party house and had ragers like 4 times a week. Ahh, those were the days! 🙂

    Post # 11
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @MrsTimmy:  Many people drink 1-2 glasses of red wine each night for the health benefits, particularly those who are at risk of heart attack or stroke.  I think by definition that would be considered moderate, not excessive.

    Post # 12
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We drink wine with dinner once or twice a week, and occasionally Darling Husband will have a beer at night. We usually drink socially when we go out with friends on the weekend–it’s definitely much tamer than it was in our college days, though.

    Both of us enjoy drinking socially, but it’s kind of a take-it-or-leave-it attitude. I never feel like I *need* a drink, I just enjoy having a glass of wine or two.

    Post # 13
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The two of us rarely drink.  Now if you asked me this question about three years ago, I couldn’t survive without a drink.  I was an alcoholic and I’m doing so much better!

    Post # 14
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love wine, and I love a glass of wine some nights. Not every night, not even most nights, but I’d say about twice a week I’ll come home and look forward to a  nice glass of red. Now, if the question was how often do I get drunk, or even buzzed, it would be more like once every other month. 

    Post # 15
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We have drinks a couple of times a month at most. Not weekly, and definitely not daily.

    Post # 16
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We don’t drink at all, but my stepfather is a legitimate alcoholic  and puts away far more than 12 beer a day- 1 or 2 is nothing.

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