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.
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It’s always a little awkward when a potential date wants to “meet you for a drink.” Telling them you’re sober feels like confessing to some horrible chronic STD.One thing I know for sure is that I don't know anything. I guess I'm trying to say is that I have heard some people say that they have used dating sites and things turned out great. I've met a few relationships f2f and it didn't turn out so good either, so I sure can't advise anyone on that score. Hi all, I was giving this some thought after carefully reading the responses.After I got up off the floor from laughing so hard - really.I think knowing on the front-end that someone is living sober and has/is working the steps would take that concern away from me and allow me to be more open and hopeful with the potential of the relationship.It would also be comforting for me to know that if I were to become involved with a fellow recovering alcoholic that he would understands the struggles and the work involved in living sober and it seems like having a partner in the program would make it so much better than working the program on your own! Kelly There are a couple of Recovery Singles sites out there, but I haven't joined.