I agree - hopefully it isn't ever cool to get smashed. I'm sorry but I have a son who is an alcoholic and have had several brothers-in-law who were alcoholics (now deceased) and while I am all for having a drink or two, getting smashed rarely puts anyone's best foot forward! It just muddles up life and gives people the wrong impression in my humble opinion. It also shows a lack of respect for one's self because inebriated or stoned, you can 'be' someone whereas on your 'own' you can't? I know I'm a bit dotty on the subject but have seen too many good lives go down the tubes because of drugs and/or alcohol.
Oh yes! You are sure to win friends and influence people -- not necessarily your date, but what the hey. You will likely you find someone who looks more appealing and ditch your date anyway. If he doesn't ditch you first.