[[caption-width-right:200:You don't mind sharing with the title logo, do you?]]

What is a good way to express your affections for your lover? By buying a malt, getting two straws, and just sipping it together. This trope was really popular back in the '50s, when diners were all the rage. It has made a comeback in Asian metropolitan societies, which have an attachment for cutesy love displays.

It is a sign of an [[SickeninglySweethearts over-the-top romantic relationship]]. Often accompanied by a HeadbuttOfLove.

See also IndirectKiss, ThroughHisStomach, DateCrepe, and SpaghettiKiss.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Various romance animes may involve this as a float/parfait with an elaborate glass to serve it on for lovers.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Between Negi and Konoka. Interestingly, this was mostly from a [[LikeBrotherAndSister brotherly-sisterly]] perspective since Negi is only ten. As for Konoka, [[LesYay she probably has other interests]].
** In chapter 252, [[SchoolgirlLesbians Konoka had this with the other interest.]]
* In a promotional piece for the MahouSenseiNegima and Manga/HayateTheCombatButler movies, [[MahouSenseiNegima Asuna]] [[{{Crossover}} and]] [[Manga/HayateTheCombatButler Hayate]] are sharing a drink like this. It's toward the bottom of [[http://negima.kc.kodansha.co.jp/news/index.html this page.]]
* When girl-type [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] is forced to go on a date with Kuno (he's possessed by a cursed tree), they engage in SweetheartSipping. The plastic straws are even bent to have heart-shaped loops in the middle!
** Happens earlier then that. Now let's see... was it the Mariko Kuonjo story arc (Ranma went on a date with Kuno to prove "she loved Kuno more")? Or the Wishing Sword story (Ranma went on a date with Kuno to either steal the wish-granting sword or get him to make a wish that would cure Ranma's Jusenkyo curse)? Or even both? And then there was Harumaki, whose astral projection terrified Ranma in his dreams for about a week until Ranma agreed to go on a date with him in exchange for the old lech knocking it off.
*** [[ItMakesSenseInContext Don't forget the time when Gosunkugi and Ranma went on a date...]]
* In ''Manga/FutureDiary'', Yuno convinces Yuki to shelve his embarrassment at doing this at a theme park.
* Usagi/Serena of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' does this with Umino/Melvin at one point. (She squicks herself out when she realizes what she's doing.) [[http://sailormoonnews.com/2014/06/30/sailor-moon-episodes-15-and-16-are-now-available-on-hulu/sailor_moon_episode_15_usagi_and_umino_on_a_romantic_date/ View here.]]
* ''Anime/StarDriver'' makes use of the typical version...except that it involves [[OneTrueThreesome Takuto, Wako,]] ''[[OneTrueThreesome and]]'' [[OneTrueThreesome Sugata.]]
* This is something ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'' wants to do with Nakahito.
* PlayedForLaughs and a little bit of ShipTease in ''Anime/AquarionEvol''. Cayenne and Shrade are teamed up with Sazanka, the resident YaoiFangirl by the teachers who think love is bad. Because she gets her...reactions from watching two {{Bishonen}} be all lovey-dovey with each other, the "date plan" for their special training session includes going to a restaurant. Food is pre-ordered and yes, there is only one drink for the boys.
* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' does it... well, their way in chapter 68, between [[spoiler:[[CasanovaWannabe Shimada]] and Ryou [[MobileSuithuman (who is a girl outside but a guy inside)]].]] The latter has an expression of utter despair, while the former makes a ''really'' creepy smile during the scene.

[[folder:Comic Book]]
* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' popularized this trope. It's surprising that reading their digests today, you can still see this being used.
** He's even been known to Sweetheart Sip with ''both'' BettyAndVeronica [[http://gocomics.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c5f3053ef01156fbe877f970c-500wi simultaneously]].
** A non-romantic moment occurred when three guys shared the same glass...because they couldn't afford two more drinks.
** Archie, Veronica, Moose, and Midge found themselves having to split a drink four ways when Archie and Moose became unable to take the girls on more indulgent dates.
* Indulged in by Bruce Banner (TheHulk) and Jarella (a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe from a subatomic world). (''Incredible Hulk'', Volume 1, Issue 205)
* {{Superman}} and Lana Lang did this. See the cover at SuperDickery [[http://www.superdickery.com/?s=malt+shop here.]]
* A [[Magazine/{{MAD}} Don Martin]] cartoon had a couple of teenage mosquitoes doing this with a juicy human arm vein. Yes, we know [[InsectGenderBender male mosquitoes don't drink blood.]]

* Subverted amusingly in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0tDjJwtLh0 this]] 7Up commercial.

* In ''[[Film/{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S.]]'', Lucy and Amy share a shake.
* In ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'', Professor Hill gives Tommy and Zaneeta Candy Kitchen money when he first meets them, and later on he personally sets them up in said Candy Kitchen, blindfolded, with one giant ice cream sundae and two spoons. It doesn't last long, as Mayor Shinn bursts in to break them up. Marian is also there, coincidentally, in a gigantic hat, and questions the Professor about the Think System over a strawberry phosphate.
* The movie ''Film/ShallowHal'' parodied this, having the overweight girl drink the entire milkshake in about two seconds.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Marshall and Lily sharing a pint of beer because it saves money. They're the token HappilyMarried couple, though, so it counts.
* Cody and Bailey attempt this in ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', only for Zack to stick his own straw in and suck up all of it. (Too bad for Zack, it was a [[PottyEmergency high-fibre shake...]])
* In the ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' episode "Beauty and The Screech", Kelly does this with ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext Screech]]'' of all people, complete with [[{{Narm}} gratuitous shoulder bobbing by her.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' has an item called the Couple's Cake, which is an enormous, sundae-slash-cake-slash-root-beer-float type dessert monstrosity with two straws and spoons, explicitly described for sharing between couples. (One Side Quest even has a Goomba with a crush on Goombella giving one to her.) It can only be used in battle, and Mario and his partner share it. [[HoYay Some of them are male, though...]]
* In ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'', one of the Private Actions can result in Claude doing this with [[HoYay Ashton]].
** Then with [[OfficialCouple Rena]] in a PA that follows.
* In ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', if they have a [[RelationshipValues very high love relationship together]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Priscilla]] (who wanted to try this) and the Asian (aka the player avatar) get to share this way a cream soda in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLafyg--Dwo#t=8m27s a Special Event at the Coffee Shop]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'', this is one of the things Mao theorizes Almaz wants to do with Princess Sapphire.

* [[http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/8051/nanorr39translatedps9.png One of the scenes]] in the ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' FanWebComic ''[[http://www.entropymax.com/ Nanoha R'r]]'' after certain events initiated by a sleeping and unconsciously moving Nanoha causes Fate to cheerfully believe that they are now officially a couple.
* In ''Webcomic/KidRadd'' [=Sheena2=] daydreams about doing this with Bogey. This annoys Sheena1, as they share a body and she's in love with Radd. Plus, y'know, Sheena's a human character and Bogey is an armless plant creature. See it [[http://www.bgreco.net/kidradd/comic435#p3 here]].
* In Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily, Ganondorf does this with the Triforce.
* ''Webcomic/FurryExperience'': After Hunter spills a smoothie on Cat, he offers to buy her one, then suggests they share one. [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1224849/page-141/ Cat imagines the two of them doing this]] and [[AllergicToLove bolts]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'''s 8th episode "RomanticFalseLead" Tom and Porngirl share a milkshake this way during the FallingInLoveMontage.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Strangely enough, this was done by Jonesy and Nikki on ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}''. Strange given Nikki's personality. "Cute" isn't exactly her favorite word.
* Parodied by the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Roswell That Ends Well." The diner in the 1940's has a sign reading "ONE TEEN TO A MALT."
* Chiro and Jinmay share a drink this way in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' "The Odd Couple" done between Vicky and Ricky.
* In the 1980's series, [[WesternAnimation/CareBears1980s Share Bear's]] symbol was a milkshake with two straws, but with the series was [[ContinuityReboot rebooted]] in [[WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot the 2000s]], it was changed to two lollipops, so as not to encourage kids to spread germs.
* Zuko and Mai from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' are shown doing this in the third season episode ''"The Beach."''
* In ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', Flora and Helia do this in season four at the Frutti Music Bar. Later, in a variation, Kiko, Artu, and the fairy pets share a bowl of juice.
* The main character of the ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' segment "A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing" does this with her "[[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend best friend]]" at the local MaltShop.
* In ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', Cuddles and Giggles do this in [[Music/FallOutBoy "The Carpal Tunnel of Love"]]...then immediately spit out what they just drank. As foam clears, it becomes apparent that their straws were in ''an eyeball''.
** In "Youtube 101:Subscriptions" Cuddles sees a video of [[YourCheatingHeart Giggles and Disco Bear doing this]], angering him. [[spoiler:It turns out Disco Bear was using a cardboard cutout of Giggles]]
* Arnold and Helga does this briefly on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' in a plot to make Lila jealous in the episode "Weird Cousin".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' loves making use of this trope to suggest a (platonic) friendship between two males, or even between two groups of people or societies. They once featured a closeup of a fictional magazine from 1986 that showed [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Uncle Sam and Saddam Hussein sharing a milkshake]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Tourist" has a platonic variant between Wander and [[TheNotLoveInterest Sylvia]]. The two keep abandoning their Flavarian Float in favor of Wander's escalating rivalry with a fellow explorer, to Sylvia's increasing exasperation. When he finally ditches her, she goes back to get her drink…only for Wander to appear and [[FriendshipMoment request another straw]].