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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.
But I'd ruined my sole romantic strategy: get drunk, see what happens.
I had no idea how to get close to a man without alcohol.
Finding love, dating and romance in real life is daunting enough; now throw in the fact that you don't want to go to a bar or club to establish a relationship and you know what we mean!
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“But if you’re on a sober site it’s more of a fellowship.I have been completely sober for three years now, and even though dating was a dreadful experience before, it has just become exponentially more difficult.I started graduate school back in September in a new city, and I really feel like an alien species. In fact, it sounds to me like you've tried the old-fashioned dating experience (going out to bars with drunken friends) over and over with lots of horrible results — whereas you're ruling out online dating because of one bad experience.Booze had given me permission to do and say anything I wanted, but now that I was sober, the only thing I wanted most days was to watch Netflix.It's not as though every intimacy in my entire life had been warped by drinking.
And before you say anything about going online, I had a rather terrifying experience with online dating, so I'm not that eager to try it again. I went on an online date once and the woman didn't even wait to get drunk on the date; she showed up hammered and nearly fell down as she sat down at the bar. When you do, make sure you meet in a public place and keep the first date short.