Oh, there’s plenty of truth to drunk dials. In fact, that’s all there is– pure, unadulterated truth. Booze has a way of turning even the most reserved person into MC Sharetoomuchalot.
Alcohol lowers inhibitions– and heightens emotions—making everything SUPER DRAMATIC AND IMPORTANT. After too much booze, drunk logic kicks in: of course my high school girlfriend wants me to call her at 3am and apologize for being a big jerkface 10 years ago. Thus, the drunk dial. Or drunk text. Or drunk Facebook message, drunk Tweet, etc. Facebook-ing while super drunk is never a good idea. You end up writing insane, poorly spelled status updates and sending FarmVille requests to all of your friends even though you don’t actually play FarmVille.
But while Mr. Drunk-y Pants might spill his heart out after a few too many draft beers, he probably won’t remember what he said in the morning. So, take everything the drunk dialer says with a grain of salt. Deep down they might mean what they say, but they also might not to be ready to fess up to those feelings. Feel free to play back the message for him and ask if he meant what he said, or if it’s just the sound of four rum and cokes topped off with a kamikaze shot.