I met my wife at the '96 NHC in NOLA. She totally gets it.
I only remember one girl being at that conference.
Maybe that's why you met her.
The '96 NHC was also our 20th wedding anniversary and my first conference. My lovely wife was totally disappointed that I actually wanted to go to the seminars and not be with her. "Nobody goes to the seminars!" We almost didn't make it to our next anniversary.
She does not drink beer except for the samples I shove at her to get her sensory analysis.
btw one of her pet peeves is that whenever anyone wants to give a female non-beer-drinker a beer that she will love, they hand her a fruit beer or something overly sweet. Why is that? My wife drinks single malt, gin and tonics, vodka and bubbly water, and chardonnay. No real reason for her to like beer. Besides all the more for me!