Aside from joking reasons,A) He probably didn't mean it (He got a little too flirty while drunk).B) He really meant it but he is embarrassed (because he didn't want something he felt to come out while intoxicated).Your only real way of knowing is if he confesses that to you.
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I didn't ask him specifically about it. We were talking about compliments and he said I give a load of compliments when I'm drunk, did you not notice that I was drunk when I said that thing to you and I said no
Actions are different than words.
@been_waiting both are driven by a thought process, alcohol impairs this process.
Alcohol is today's truth serum.
I agree with this. My brother was just in my room here drunk being all super nice and shit but he's drunk and I can tell, slurred speech and everything, bumping into shit (it's actually kind of funny sometimes lol) The rest of the time he's a total asshole