I really don’t get why not drinking is such a turnoff. I mean, I realize it’s a huge social thing in our culture, but who CARES if someone doesn’t drink? What happens if you don’t drink? Oh, right. Nothing. Not to mention, there are any number of reasons why people choose not to drink. I’ve known people who didn’t drink because they hadn’t found any alcoholic beverages they liked the taste of, people who didn’t drink for health reasons (it’s such a turnoff when people don’t want to drink themselves into the hospital, you know?), and people who didn’t drink because one of their parents was an alcoholic. Then there’s the obvious reasons of religion and being a recovering alcoholic. Why in the world should you look on someone negatively for ANY of those reasons (though I know the last two may be deal-breakers for many)? My only guess is that it’s related to the fact that 40% will only drink if their date does, that maybe on some level people feel uncomfortable drinking around sober people. Not sure why, though. If you aren’t drinking to get drunk, it doesn’t really matter, and if you are…well. After a certain age that becomes sort of sad/a sign of alcoholism, but do what you want, I guess.