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Could being a teetotaler inhibit me socially? watch

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    I am a 24 year old guy and am for all intensive purposes a teetotaler. I won´t say no to half a glass of champagne at a birthday party, however that is the extent of how much I will drink.

    As we live in a very alcohol infused society where most social activities have some degree of alcohol involved, I know that I stick out like a sore thumb.

    Does anyone think that this could perhaps inhibit me socially, either getting along with other guys or meeting girls? (not that I would start drinking just because of it)

    I know that most people frown on excessive drinking, however ´the norm´ still is to drink a bit. I know its very customary for guys to enjoy beer, however I can hardly imagine a liquid worse tasting than that. Neither do I enjoy wine (which kind of rule out a romantic candle lit dinner over a glass of chardonnay).

    I am just afraid that because of my going against this social norm in our culture (lets set the Muslims and other non drinkers aside for a minute, we all know that they are a vast minority) I could be seen as a bit weird and that could cause problems with me interacting withe people socially.


    Honestly? I wouldn't worry about it.
    I'm 23, and rarely drink. I have no problem with those who do, or any opposition to getting drunk. I just don't happen to drink that often.

    At 24, you should have an idea of the sort of person you are, and be less easily swayed by peer pressure.
    There are always people like yourself at uni, it's just a matter of finding them. Even among the drinkers, a lot of people really don't care whether you drink or not. Those who do, and who try to pressure you into drinking, aren't worth it.

    So don't worry about it. Just go to uni, be yourself. You'll be fine.
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