The old “I’ve wrestled with my demons and won” line? How about a simple, “I’m a pretty hot colossal f**k up”?
Natasha says, “The main con is that it is guaranteed that this person has a ton of hang-ups and emotional baggage.
They may well be using other ways to 'act out' now that using or drinking is off the table.”My own experience with the program is that other addictions sometimes run rampant, morphing into other areas of their lives. Many people, when they finally get sober, develop issues with food, gambling, sex, and spending.
We went to an AA meeting on our first date, went on to have a few more dates, and texted and spoke on the phone constantly. But, I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t crossed my mind that a Tinder for the sober community would be a brilliant idea—not necessarily for dating, just for the sake of meeting new people like myself.
I couldn’t believe my luck in finding such a real, honest, sober guy who was just like me. The problem was that I wasn’t about to launch it even though I am clearly completely capable (not! I figured I would wait for some other mastermind to come up with the idea. Now there’s a new Tinder in town—meet Sober, a Tinder-esque, location-based, social networking app targeting the sobriety community. Though similar to Tinder in its use of swiping right to “like” another user, the app also incorporates aspects of other social media platforms.
I’ve been in and out of 12-step recovery programs (like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous) for almost 20 years.
I’ve had many periods of sobriety, from a paltry four months to a lengthy seven years (and everything in between).With somebody not in recovery, can they really ever understand your plight or your background? For those of us who are lucky enough to have escaped addiction to drugs or alcohol, there’s still a lot of things to negotiate.Nothing is cut and dry, and love is messy wherever you find it.“Listen, before we do this, I need to tell you something...”I agree.That’s one of the main upsides to dating somebody who’s also sober.These include a Twitter-like feature, which allows users to post short updates, as well as a Facebook-like friending and messaging feature.