Dating sober people
By Kelly Burch You’ve put in the hard work, going to meetings, resisting temptation and redefining your life as positive and productive.But now, you want someone to share all that progress with. Going to the bar to meet someone is out of the question, and even the mainstream dating sites are likely to garner suggestions to meet for drinks after work.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.Here’s Renew’s guide to sober dating: Looking for love in all the right places “If you’re on a traditional dating site, ‘Hey how about we meet for drinks?’ is first thing you’ll hear,” said Paul Kole, cofounder of “But if you’re on a sober site it’s more of a fellowship.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 really wanted to find someone who is likeminded, for whom recovery is very important.
But I don’t like to date within the meetings because if it doesn’t work out it makes it odd and it can be uncomfortable,” he said.