Hey Dan, I agree with you that it's hugely cultural. As a Brit, going out drinking is something we do to socialise. It really doesn't mean we're "crazies". My girl friends and I go out occasionally and while we have party and have fun, we've never hooked up with anyone on our nights out. We enjoy dancing in our group and we don't even dress up for the ocassion - just comfy clothes we could move freely in. I see so many guys in the comments agreeing with Chase but these are also the same guys who always glosses over the quiet ones in favour of the scantily-dressed girls begging to be kissed. At the end of the day, partying is whatever you make it out to be. Not every girl is the same.