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sh3l5
09-28-2008, 02:56 AM
what attracts you to it?....
ive never been a big drinker but im curious on peoples views....


Spoz
09-28-2008, 03:37 AM
Sometimes weather people realize it or not they're very unhappy and alcohol boosts their confidence, allows them to have a good time and helps them escape for a while.

KateRN
09-28-2008, 04:30 AM
i used to use it as a social lubricant. i would feel shy, i'd kick back a few - i'd be the life of a party. unfort. if i have any drama in my life (and as i gained weight) it had the opposite effect on me and i'd turn into the depressed crying girl at the bar, calling her mom from the curb asking "why do i always have to be the fat friend of the hot girl!???????????" .... so i totally stopped drinking.
if i'm at a bar, i dont even bother with "just 1" - it doesnt touch me, and is pricier. diet coke for me.
:)


sh3l5
09-28-2008, 04:42 AM
yer? its water for me 9 times outta 10....
how sad am i?! going to a bar and ordering water!....

Spoz
09-28-2008, 04:44 AM
I think that's good if you want to socialize and stay in control and healthy that's great. I used to be like you Kate, and I used to drink ALOT and I turned into that blubbering person and thats why now I rarely drink and if theres the slightest sign that I'm getting out of control I quit it.

Smiling_Sara
09-28-2008, 10:19 AM
what attracts you to it?....
ive never been a big drinker but im curious on peoples views....


nothing attracts me to it. i might have a drink every couple months. i'd much rather eat something than drink away my calories in booze.

garstar
09-28-2008, 12:56 PM
I have social anxiety, so it really helps me out a lot with that. That's about it - otherwise I hate it. I should probably get some medication or something, save me the calories! haha

girl anachronism
09-28-2008, 01:26 PM
When it comes to wine and champagne, I simply love the way they taste. :) Other than that, though, I'm not a big drinker. And I only have a glass of wine or champagne once or twice a month.

Taylor86
09-28-2008, 01:41 PM
Wine has always been something I enjoy drinking. I only drink it once a week with my dad and it makes me happy. As for the bars...you can have them. Bars are pointless wastes of money in my opinion. Except for my beloved piano bar.

kelli32
09-28-2008, 01:50 PM
I love the taste of beer..

Mostly what I guess "attracts" me to drinking is that I'm a very mentally organized person. I'm constantly thinking about goals and life, if I'm not studying or something. When I drink it relaxes my mind a little bit, gives me a break from my own head. I don't drink everytime I go out though, and I go out about every other weekend.

shrinkingchica
09-28-2008, 02:15 PM
Nope, I'm no drinker.....never been an attractive thing for me really and besides, I really prefer to eat my calories. Or, if I am drinking them I want something yummy with a bit more sustanence, like a smoothie. :)

Annita
09-28-2008, 02:22 PM
i've never drank beer, i don't like wine's taste. So basically im not attracted to alcohol. So i'm curious as well why people would like it ^^

BellaHTH
09-28-2008, 04:14 PM
I have social anxiety, so it really helps me out a lot with that. That's about it - otherwise I hate it. I should probably get some medication or something, save me the calories! haha

I second this, mostly. It isn't that I like the taste, but I love the way it makes me feel relaxed when *trying* to be social. And that is dangerous for me because I could easily let this get out of control. But I haven't been doing much socializing as of late, so it hasn't really been an issue and I rarely drink alone so...

garstar
09-28-2008, 04:19 PM
I second this, mostly. It isn't that I like the taste, but I love the way it makes me feel relaxed when *trying* to be social. And that is dangerous for me because I could easily let this get out of control. But I haven't been doing much socializing as of late, so it hasn't really been an issue and I rarely drink alone so...

When I first started college, I used to go out and get black-out-drunk every time i went out because I was so nervous. Now that's out of control. I'm much better now, I learned from my mistakes. It's hard to keep drinking under control when I have such high anxiety! I love to go out with my friends, but it's just scary. Agh.

PhotoChick
09-28-2008, 04:21 PM
I actually just like the taste of some drinks. I don't drink a lot and rarely rarely get drunk. I like the taste of a good martini, a really well made whiskey, and a good red wine. And there is nothing like the flavor and fizz of an icy cold beer on a warm summer afternoon - or while eating hot chili on a Sunday afternoon while watching the ball game.

I don't drink anything I don't like, just because it's alcoholic and there are plenty of times that I will have something non-alcoholic instead, just because it's what I'm in the mood for.

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Apple Cheeks
09-29-2008, 12:19 AM
For me, it helps bring out the more social, fun-loving side of myself that doesn't come out in public because I am too shy normally.

That doesn't mean I drink myself into oblivion just to have a good time, though. A few drinks (2 or 3), and a pleasant little buzz are enough.

Alcohol is liquid courage!

And on this subject....

I have a theory about alcohol that I have shared with others: it brings out more of what you already are, or have hidden, inside. If you have dark things you haven't dealt with, then it will come out. Conversly, if you have a repressed wild side, or are a hidden social butterfly, that will come out too.

Just a theory..... :^:

nicoledg
09-29-2008, 12:23 AM
nothing attracts me to it. i might have a drink every couple months. i'd much rather eat something than drink away my calories in booze.

I totally agree...although last night I specificly saved some ww points to have a glass of wine...3 points actually...I regret nothing lol

garstar
09-29-2008, 12:24 AM
I agree - we've all seen that one girl who completely breaks down and starts to cry when she's drunk...

sh3l5
09-29-2008, 02:13 AM
i also believe it brings the truth out....
peolpe talk more when they are drunk and tend to be honest too....

kelli32
10-01-2008, 12:13 AM
I tend to get creepily clever and make up ridiculous stories. I'm an extrovert to begin with and it just keeps comin when I drink.. I think some of my friends only like me when i'm drunk lol

mariarose
10-01-2008, 10:21 AM
I really enjoy the taste of most red wines and beers, and the experience of drinking them. I hate to get drunk (too many bad experiences), but having a beer or a glass of wine in a social setting is very pleasant and relaxing.

Spoz
10-01-2008, 10:56 AM
i also believe it brings the truth out....
peolpe talk more when they are drunk and tend to be honest too....

In some cases yes but you'll also be amazed at how much crap comes out too :D I guess the key is moderation like anything.

With social anxiety at first it helps but like food or drugs, a substitute can only do so much and that is when you become the blubberer at the bar.

JamieJo
10-01-2008, 11:11 AM
I am like the gal who seems to have a ton of things going on constantly between everything going on I like to go out about once every two weeks or so and usually end up tying one on! I love the taste of beer, wine, and rasberry sky vodka mixers so I tend to over-do it when I go out. And the majority of my friends still go out a lot. And they love to get me buzzed because I turn into the "I love everyone and everything" person and apparently it's amusing.... :) I don't do anything crazy...most of the time! :) But I do enjoy going out when it's the towny bars full of people I've known since we were kids. It's fun to be crazy and where that outfit that I shouldn't be wearing...or getting up and thinking I can actually sing...or dancing the night away as if I'm J-Lo.... :)