I understand what you’re saying, and that’s a valid point. And unfortunately I have to wait another 3 months until legal alcohol consumption in public, but I have no doubt I will take advantage of it then! (Though my high alcohol tolerance will not make it cheap.)
Though at the moment I shouldn’t worry too much because I’m not planning on inviting anyone on a date, and I don’t think anyone asking me is likely in the near future. So that’s a positive at least!