I'm going to University this September and looking forward to it.
However I quit drinking many years ago. (I never had a problem with drinking I just got bored of it/fed up with it).
I now have no desire to drink or go out but worry that if I don't go out and drink/go clubing (especially during Freshers Week) that I won't make as many friends and people will find me boring?
What do you think I should do? Just force myself to take part and go out or be true to my desires and just stay in?
Should I force myself to drink/go out? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 19-07-2014 01:56
- 19-07-2014 02:03
Freshers is one week, I would say yes just drink during it, it's sociable and just generally what the majority do, if you don't want to after freshers then don't but I think during freshers you should
- 19-07-2014 02:05
If you're having to force yourself to then no. Others' opinions of that are irrelevant.
- PS Reviewer
- 19-07-2014 02:07
Just make friends with like-minded people who would also rather not drink.
- 19-07-2014 02:13
If you really don't want to drink, then don't. There's no point in drinking and going out if you really hate the idea or you're just doing it to "fit in".
It is a good way to socialise and meet people but it's not the only way and chances are, there'll be other people who don't drink. And you'll also meet people outside of those situations (on your course, etc.)
However, if it's just the drinking you're not a fan of, there's no harm in hanging out with people when they're pre drinking, or even going out. One of my close friends never drinks, but she still comes out with us and has fun!