I cannot and will not drink red wine in public because 1) I don’t like it and 2) it will turn my teeth and gums vampire red.
He was definitely put off that I (politely) declined his offer.
Expect to be called mushy nicknames like "dear," "duckie," "sweetie" and other pet names that might offend you if an American guy called you these same cheesy names.
In British dating, this is a normal sign of affection.
I was on a first date in Lower Manhattan with a young accountant from Liverpool.