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During her sobriety, Sam’s had two relationships with fellow sober addicts, but both ended because of their relapses. Dating a fellow addict can feel a bit like betting with the odds against you.
There are two types of people in their 20s: Those who use Tinder, and those who lie about using Tinder. Or at least bangable if they’re drunk and have nothing to do on a Saturday night. I’ll download it: Your curiosity gets the best of you. Step 1 and 2 repeat themselves in this microcosm of panic. What did you think was going to happen when you did that? This is the instant gratification that I thirst for on a daily basis. Do you remember as a kid, that if you wanted to buy something you saw on TV, it would take to get to your house? There is NO WAY I would be able to wait 6-8 weeks to find out if a girl thought I was good looking. 8) Trying to figure out what to say: In real life, I’m kinda clever. 9) Starting from scratch all over again, except this time with a ton of self-doubt: Alright, I like way more people than like me back on this thing. During the past two decades, I’ve dated both men in recovery and men who weren’t alcoholics (called “normies” by us in the program).I’m currently single again, a sober divorcée in the strange world of online dating. How do you allude to your past (and present) situations without lying or scaring off a potential match?Sam confesses that her current boyfriend drinks moderately. If there is anything that will jeopardize the relationship, it will be that I don't feel that I can be with someone who drinks as regularly as he does.“Hannah echoes a similar sentiment, “Normie guys are great, I guess, but I think after some time, it would be too easy to convince myself that maybe I, too, could have ‘just one’ glass of wine with dinner.It's nice to have a sober partner to keep me accountable.” There are also some guys who don’t view women in recovery as long-term partners.