If you’re in recovery, you already know that quitting drinking doesn’t mean quitting fun.In fact, sobriety can lead to a much bigger and more colorful social calendar.The problem is that social networks like Facebook and dating apps, which have revolutionized the way we socialize and date, can be challenging and even alienate non-drinkers.After all, the standard ask-out line on dating apps is “want to grab a drink?The first is that AA as an is not responsible for screening out and separating members.
And it is not so surprising that some men find this irresistible and take it to various degrees. Thirteenth stepping is primarily done by men to women.
You don’t have to explain yourself.” Forest Williams, owner of recoverydate.com, agreed.
“Dating is hard enough, but dating in recovery is even harder,” he said.
I’ve always been an enthusiastic member of the Tinder bandwagon, and I’ve always been vocal about it—the good, the bad, and yes, the ugly. In this storyline in my mind, we would bond over And this one time, it worked.
I even made sure to include the fact that I was sober in my bio, thinking it would keep anyone from messaging me and asking me to grab a drink. Out of the bazillion people using Tinder, I found ONE other sober person (one who was open about it, at least). Long story short, he went back to using, dropping me in the process, and I faced a long road of nursing a shattered heart, knowing that finding another sober person on Tinder was a long shot. Then I met my current boyfriend, and even though he isn’t sober, all is right with the world again.
Luckily, there are plenty of online dating sites specifically targeted toward singles who want to date sober, and share their recovery journey with someone who understand that’s road.