“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Not drinking won’t affect your sex life
There’s a frequent myth that I hear. It goes something like this: “If you don’t drink you’ll never get laid.” It gets touted around with enough frequency that people assume it to actually be true. I know a lot of dudes who rationalize their drinking by citing that its fun and that they occasionally get girls from it. Despite the fact that alcohol has a whole slew of negative consequences, people continually defend it by claiming that it makes you more social and better with women. As someone who doesn’t drink but still goes to a lot of bars and clubs, I can honestly say that I’ve never seen alcohol really improve anyone’s sex life.
The stigma of not drinking
Sometimes I like to go out solo. If my friends are doing something that I don’t want to do I’ll go out instead. Of the thousands of times, and half a decade, of going out, I’ve only caught serious flack for not drinking on one occasion. Some drunk dude, who was making everyone mad anyway, kept trying to fight with me because I wasn’t drinking. That’s it. I’ve gone out in several major cities and multiple countries, only one person ever go really upset about me not drinking.
With that said, a lot of people do ask why I’m not drinking. I used to try and come up with clever or creative answers, but now I just tell them the truth. I don’t drink. On occasion someone will ask why, or make a comment, but that’s as far as it ever goes. Aside from the odd joke or having to answer a few questions, most people could care less.
Two years ago I was hanging out at a bar and started talking to some random girl. The girl was all over me and I thought I was Mr. Super Player. For whatever reason she had to go somewhere in the morning so I had to settle for her number when closing time rolled around. She had me text her before we left so that she’d have my number too. About 30 minutes later I got a call from her. She was screaming and yelling a bunch of inane nonsense about who I was and how we met. Eventually her friend got on the line and explained that this girl went crazy every time she drank and accused dudes of harassing her. After that I started avoiding drunk girls.
At the risk of sounding like some white knight who eats Ball Park Franks out of Lindy West’s bellybutton, I’d advise most dudes to avoid girls who drink a lot. Most of them end up looking like trash within a very short time anyway and they are a liability waiting to happen. You’d be better off turning your attention elsewhere.
There’s also a classic myth that party girls are the hottest girls. While they can usually look good while covered in makeup and camouflaged by the glow of strobe lights, they tend to get a lot worse when exposed to daylight. Additionally, many of them don’t have a lot of activities aside from getting drunk. There’s a huge difference between a girl who plays volleyball drinks healthy smoothies, and a chick who surfs Instagram and does shots every night.
Despite what dorky PUA guys on message boards say, most men will actually cold approach girls and try to hit on them. However, they’ll usually only do this while drunk. Go to any bar on a Friday night and do some people watching. It’s actually kind of fun. At some point you will see a bunch of dudes spit out stupid lines before sulking off to grind on some gross fatty.
I know a lot of dudes who sabotage themselves by drinking. They end up saying something dumb, throwing up on themselves, or passing out. While they do occasionally get laid from drinking, it’s usually nothing that they should be bragging about. Anyone who has ever read a Tucker Max book will remember that 90% of the girls that he hooked up with were beasts. Getting “Tucker Max Drunk” isn’t going to do you a whole lot of good.
Quantity of life
Lastly, the health benefits that accompany sobriety far outweigh whatever chubby hamshamblers you might pass up. Being able to wake up early, focus on your side hustles, and hit the gym. If you’re getting drunk three or more nights a week, you’ll be missing out on a lot of self-improvement. A lot of basic issues in your life can be solved with money and discipline. Hitting the bars every week won’t bring either.