Whether you're on a blind date, Tinder date, or in a long-term relationship, guess what? Your bartender probably knows as much about your relationship as you do -- or more. It's our job to watch people, read people... and, subsequently, judge people. We're working off tips, remember? Sorry to break it to you, but we need to decide if you are worth our time or not. And sometimes, we’re just entertained by the interpersonal interactions unfolding in front of us.
Here are the most common tells about your relationship we're picking up on.
Your body language tells us everything
Body language is key to judging any situation. From the moment a couple walks into a bar, I can tell if they are truly together... or destined for separate futures. One night, I noticed one of my regulars sitting with three women. He and I exchanged hellos, and I went about my business pouring drinks and chatting with him and other customers. This entire time, the man had his body turned away from the women; and the woman directly to his right had her back to him. Turns out, these two were a couple. Other than one or two kisses and verbal interactions, there was zero contact.