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    I'm in the same boat as you and let's not forget how bloody expensive alcohol is!
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    (Original post by otter_t)
    I'm off to uni soon, and it seems that drinking and clubbing are synonymous with student life.

    Problem is, my brain literally cannot process what is good or fun about drinking alcohol or going to a night club.

    I hate the taste of alcohol, and I hate queuing for ages, paying lots to get in, headache inducing music and hangovers.

    Students, what is it you like about drinking alcohol or clubbing? Right now I'm feeling weird and I have no idea how I'm going to socialise at uni.
    you get to grips up some honey's batty then take it home and pour honey over her nips.
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    Alcohol just loosens your inhibitions so you're more comfortable dancing with loads of people and talking to people you don't know or doing silly things. Clubs are just large spaces filled with music where you can dance and have fun with your friends and meet new people (if that's your thing). Alcohol just makes you more comfortable there. If you don't like dancing, don't like loud music, don't like other people then don't go. If alcohol won't help you enjoy those things then don't drink. It's really that simple. But a lot of people do like those things and where best to dance to loud music with pals than a massive space used for that exact purpose. There isn't that much to understand, it is very straightforward.
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    (Original post by bobbieare)
    I'm in the same boat as you and let's not forget how bloody expensive alcohol is!
    i'll buy the drinks. then it's back to mine for slamming.
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    (Original post by slickrick666999)
    i'll buy the drinks. then it's back to mine for slamming.
    If you're definitely buy the drinks then sure
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    I enjoy the confidence that alcohol gives me and the other feelings it gives me too. Mostly it makes me love everyone and everyone is my friend. I enjoy a lot of music so I usually like whatever's being played in a club/pub and be able to dance to it. Going out is overall just a fun night for me because I can have fun with my friends as well as meeting new people.
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    As an avid drinker and clubber, I completely understand how someone might like to stay in or socialise at a pub, so I'm not sure why you can't see it from another perspective. There are plenty of people who are in the exact same boat as you - you'll find them. Join societies and sports as a way to broaden the chances of bumping into someone who doesn't like getting plastered.
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    (Original post by SnoochToTheBooch)
    people don't drink booze for the taste, they drink it for the effects, which can make an evening more enjoyable. It's not popular for nothing.
    I think it's a bit strong to suggest that no one likes the taste of alcohol and only drink it to get drunk. (though no doubt a lot of people do, do that)

    There are lots of alcoholic drinks i personally really like the taste of. In fact i often drink just 1 or 2, therefore not getting drunk simply because it's a nice tasting and relaxing thing to do.

    To the OP, yes drinking and clubbing is often done by students and more people will do it than wont but it's by no means all there is to uni life. There will undoubtedly be non regular drinkers who want to do other things once you get to uni. It's just a case of digging them out, joining clubs etc

    The generic clubbing night isn't great i agree, however with the right people i find i can have a good laugh and the people make the night. Even if the music is poor and it's way over priced.

    I do prefer gigs, pub nights, certain non-generic type clubs (playing house music etc)

    My point to all this rambling is if you don't enjoy it, don't do it or at least avoid it as much as possible, fill your time with other things as there is no shortage of "other things".
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    I love drinking and clubbing but no one's going to judge you if you don't.


    In saying that there is no doubt that it's the main social activity enjoyed by students throughout the country and you may struggle to integrate if you don't do it.


    All I'd say to anyone is don't knock it until you've tried it. If you have and don't enjoy it then fair play.
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    Clubbing I agree is just weird, I believe it's just for people to find other people to have sex with. As that's all people try to do when they go there.

    Drinking however, is a social thing. I love going to a pub with a few friends for a chat, catch up and just to get out of my flat.
    I doubt you've tried all types of drink, I never liked drinking then discovered whisky so try some others.
    You'll most likely find some friends who are like minded.
    I also know 3-4 people who don't like drinking, are cutting down or just don't do it but still have fun at the pub when we go, clubs they don't enjoy as much but one of them does.
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    (Original post by Rarrgh)
    Clubbing I agree is just weird, I believe it's just for people to find other people to have sex with. As that's all people try to do when they go there.
    Without ignoring the fact that , this is what a lot of people go clubbing for there are those who don't. Those who go out as couples for instance. Outside of generic dance clubs you'll find a lot of often less well known clubs that specialize in certain types of music.

    These clubs are full of people who go for the music, dancing and to meet people for other acts other than sex. As i say i'm certainly not saying a lot of people don't go out just to hook up but it's by no means the sole reason that all people go out for.
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    (Original post by dave_123)
    Without ignoring the fact that , this is what a lot of people go clubbing for there are those who don't. Those who go out as couples for instance. Outside of generic dance clubs you'll find a lot of often less well known clubs that specialize in certain types of music.

    These clubs are full of people who go for the music, dancing and to meet people for other acts other than sex. As i say i'm certainly not saying a lot of people don't go out just to hook up but it's by no means the sole reason that all people go out for.
    Wouldn't deny that, but personally I have never met a couple who think a good night out is clubbing.
    If it is a specialized club for certain music then I can understand as I go to a few metal club's, but they tend to be more pub themed but with just louder music.
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    I like going to the dancing but I'm now third year at uni and have been going out since S6, so it's a bit boring now more than anything. If I go with a good bunch of folk and to somewhere that isn't just RnB but a mix then it's all good.

    Usually we just go to bars til closing and drink there and maybe go to a club if we have free entry

    But I've went out and had maybe one drink and still had a good time and none of my friends comment, their my friends for a reason they don't judge me.

    Just make sure you make good friends and you're set :awesome:
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    (Original post by otter_t)
    I'm off to uni soon, and it seems that drinking and clubbing are synonymous with student life.

    Problem is, my brain literally cannot process what is good or fun about drinking alcohol or going to a night club.

    I hate the taste of alcohol, and I hate queuing for ages, paying lots to get in, headache inducing music and hangovers.

    Students, what is it you like about drinking alcohol or clubbing? Right now I'm feeling weird and I have no idea how I'm going to socialise at uni.

    I tell you alcohol is so popular-so that ugly people could get laid.

    and some say that they enjoy after getting drunk, if they call rowdiness fun then they need help.

    You can go to house parties at Uni, and also parties arranged by Uni societies are better than going to random clubs where you never know who is dancing next to you.
    Atleast in Uni you know all are student-mostlY!
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    I hate clubbing too, it's just an awful waste of time. Though i do love drinking, I just hate the way students do it. I think a bar or pub is much better.

    Not everyone will be into those things but I'm afraid the majority are. Try joining clubs or being active at your union etc until you find similarly minded people.
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    (Original post by otter_t)
    I'm off to uni soon, and it seems that drinking and clubbing are synonymous with student life.

    Problem is, my brain literally cannot process what is good or fun about drinking alcohol or going to a night club.

    I hate the taste of alcohol, and I hate queuing for ages, paying lots to get in, headache inducing music and hangovers.

    Students, what is it you like about drinking alcohol or clubbing? Right now I'm feeling weird and I have no idea how I'm going to socialise at uni.
    The idea of "pulling".

    Although I have heard some people supposedly like to "dance". Or something.

    To be geeky, there is a certain network effect. People like to get drunk (for whatever reason) and they like to socialize and at clubs you can do both and everyone else is going so you should go too. I was in Berlin summer before last I think and young folks just hung around outside cafes and drinking and playing music at night. Someone started and everyone joined, same principle.
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    Haha I'm not the partying/clubbing type either...which is part of the reason why I'm on the fence about living away from home..if I don't go clubbing/drinking with them they'll probably think I'm a hermit -__-
    Which obviously isn't the case....I just prefer socializing in other ways that I perceive as fun
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    It's not particularly difficult to understand. You're probably not an idiot, which means you can probably reason through what people like about it. If you don't like those things, don't do it. But it's not a badge of honour to be so indie that you don't like mainstream student recreation. I'm not that fond of clubs unless I can go to really good ones (and even then I'd usually prefer a bar to a club) but I don't start asking why on earth others are so fond of clubs as though it's so base an activity that I can't get my enlightened head around it.
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    You might be gay.
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    Dude, don't go mainstream. If others drink and you don't like it, don't do it. Life is all choices and you have made yours. There are plenty of people like you. You won't be friendless.
 
 
 
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