"I'm completely comfortable with the person I'm dating drinking, and even drinking around me," Ron says.
But he also confesses that he's not okay with dating a big drinker.
I don't know your history, nor am I aware if you or another family member has ever struggled with an addiction.
But many, many folks who were raised in families where alcohol was a problem find that they are attracted to alcoholics in their romantic relationships.
And even if it's super cute (obvi), he's probably not going to be into it.
Lindsay asks: "I just met this guy who seems perfect on paper.
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