I don't drink and therefore feel too awkward to go to a nightclub, (I'd rarely go to a nightclub anyhow.) But it seems as though all university students do is just drink and party all the time and for those who don't do it, it is almost impossible to have a social life.
Most Helpful Guy
I know what you mean. Lot of cultures have alcohol heavily embedded into them so choosing to not drink makes you look like you rebelling or going against social norms. It's annoying when you see the reaction from those who find out that you don't drink.
It's even more annoying when people have this notion that those who don't drink are boring. I have had instances where people think I silently judge them for drinking or they flood me with so questions as to why I don't drink. Those instances are what makes things awkward because people won't shut up about it.
People like to drink because it eases stress and allows them to let loose. I don't need alcohol go crazy at nightclubs and dance my ass off throughout the night. Funny, because people were surprised when they saw me let loose at the club because I am kind of quiet and I am not very outgoing.
If you really feel awkward about going to nightclubs because of the pressure to drink. Then simply don't go. Don't be friends with those who judge or uncomfortably pressure you to do things you don't want to do.2
Most Helpful Girl
It's big because you can forget all that daily drama that you have to go through.
And you also unlock your drunk personality, kinda sets you free from insecurities, you just forget about the differences and fears and you talk and flirt and have so much fun.
You don't have to be drunk certain people just go talk and have fun with what's happening around.
Partying is good if you don't go overboard. But if you feel like it's not for you then hang with people that prefer to stay in.1