Since I’ve been sober, I’ve dated both sober and non-sober people – both have their challenges.
At first, I followed the sage advice banded around the rooms of AA – of staying single for the first year. But I did abstain from any romantic entanglements for a while and it was worth it.
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Now that getting loaded and hitting on anyone within a 10-foot radius is no longer an option, dating in sobriety can be tricky.
Just as I’m quite sure it’s a challenge to date someone in recovery. But what has become important to me is meeting someone with the same values, boundaries, communication style, and lifestyle that meets my needs – and I meet theirs.
In fact, some of us have never learned how to do “relationship” at all.
“It’s created by people in recovery for people in recovery.” Shea promises the site—which just launched last month—is also very LGBT-friendly: “It’s hard enough to meet somebody in recovery if you’re straight, but trying to meet someone in recovery if you’re gay or transgender, where are you going to go?
There are ups and downs and glaring omissions only understandable to people in recovery.
Here are some of the main challenges I’ve faced dating outside the recovery circle: In my experience, there are pros and cons of dating someone sober or non-sober.
” The site is also unique in that unlike major dating sites like or e Harmony, users can see everyone else’s profiles—not just the ones a computer has deemed compatible with their interests.
The idea for the site came from co-founder Paul Kole, who faced his own struggles while trying to date during recovery.
Sometime all it takes is a bit of inspiration to come up with a good personal ad of your own. I am self-sufficient, independent, honest, I have a great sense of humor, & family & friends are very important to me. I have a couple leads that give me hope that it may have been found, including a vague description.