If you’re one of the thousands of Americans looking to date someone while living a life of sobriety, you’re in luck!Introducing Sober: the first social-networking and sober dating app designed solely for those who are dedicated to not using drugs and alcohol.
My first weeks on the site were choppy, but I soon became accustomed to the routine. The coy banter that allowed you to tease out someone's personality.If the relationship goes south, and it’s someone you met at one of your favorite AA or NA meetings, you may not want to go back to the meeting that was keeping you sober.By using a sober dating app or sober dating website, you can meet other sober people who may not go to the same meetings as you.If you’re interested in dating in sobriety and feel like your recovery is strong, you may be interested in going to a sober dating website or using a sober dating app.When using a sober dating app or sober dating website, there are pros and cons that you should be aware of.Much like other dating apps and websites, sometimes sober people aren’t on there with the best intentions.Sobriety is tricky because many people who were abusing alcohol and drugs were using them to fill a void within themselves, and now they’re addicted to relationships while in sobriety.It's not as though every intimacy in my entire life had been warped by drinking.I'd had quiet sex, and giggling sex, and sex so delicate it was like a soap bubble perched on the tip of my finger. I didn't want to watch some guy's face fall when I ordered a Diet Coke and then endure the pecks of his curiosity.I knew such joy could exist between two people, but I had no clue how to get to it anymore. So my "About Me" statement began "I used to drink, but I don't anymore." I've had stronger openings, but this one was good for now.My only directions involved taking a glass of wine to my lips and letting the sweet release show me the way. It was the fate of all single women in their late thirties to stare down a personal profile, and as far as punishments go, this was fairly benign. It allowed me to inch toward intimacy with built-in distance. I understood that not drinking—and not drinking to such an extent that it was the first detail I shared about myself—would turn off certain guys. Those bearded eccentrics with their fluency in HBO shows and single-malt Scotch.