Whether you live in a big city or a small town, you’re probably used to driving at least some of the time. A record high number of Brits now own their own vehicle, according to a recent census, and more and more men are using their cars to get to and from hookups. This does seem to make sense, at first—it puts you in control of the situation, and shows off to this woman that you have enough cash to buy a vehicle of your own. However, we’ve found that using public transport like the Tube is far superior for the purposes of hooking up than driving your own car could ever be—and we have our reasons.
Never Worry About Drinking Too Much
You might be fine to drive after one drink, or you might not. If you’re not going to hook up at the bar you’re meeting at, you’re going to need to get there at some point. If both of you are having a good time at the bar chatting and drinking, you might not want to call it an early evening. If you’re planning on walking, taking a bus, or taking the Underground to your hotel, you don’t have to worry about it. Go ahead and have another drink, but be careful not to overdo it. You still want both of you to enjoy the after-party, after all—and alcohol is not the best way to make sure you’re performing to your fullest abilities.
Never Get Trapped
If you start drinking too much, the bartender is likely to take your keys immediately away. If not, you could wind up having a dangerous crash. Even if you do leave your car at the bar where you’re hooking up, this presents a few sticky dilemmas. If you hook up at the hotel above the bar, what happens if you’re finished with your hookup after a couple of hours, and she wants to leave? You’re likely still intoxicated to some degree, and won’t be able to drive her anywhere. If you’re not hooking up above the bar, you’re going to have to go back and get your car in the morning, which means you’re paying for parking at a place where you’re not even spending the night. Taking public transportation is a much easier way to get around this.