One of my underlying thoughts about this is that pick up can happen any time anywhere.

I know PUA mentality is to avoid alcohol in a possible pick up situations but Iíve been thinking about Pick Up in relation to being socially skilled. Pick Up and excellent social skills may not go hand in hand, but there is certainly an overlap of core ideas.

As some of you know the idea of social drinking is one who drinks for the purpose of avoiding any sort of uncomfortable situation. Why these situations are uncomfortable is another discussion.

It is the idea of social compromise. Showing that one is adaptable to social situations

Understandably being a nondrinker amongst a group of drinkers is an obstacle which can be overcome, but it is still an obstacle.

So my question: Is it better to remain Alpha and steadfast in not drinking should one chose to do so or is it better to be socially adaptable and consume alcohol?