If enjoying drinks is a staple of your social life, consider how drinking would be if your partner isn’t feeling the same buzz.
Would you be fine with that or would you feel like you’re not having as much fun as you would if you were dating someone who was sober?
Online dating wasn't part of the Super Glamorous, 20-Something Life I had once envisioned for myself.
This was before the ubiquity of Tinder — before everyone knew someone who had met a soon-to-be significant other online.
While I had no real evidence for this belief, I assumed people who went looking for love online were people who "couldn't" find it in "real life."Instead, what I found was the beauty of the online profile.
It seemed like a pointless rule at first, and my naturally rebellious tendencies ached to throw myself into a relationship just to spite the "rule-makers." Then, I took about four steps out of the treatment center's front doors and realized I had only 30 days of practice being a sober adult.If you date someone who is sober, you need to clearly ask the following question: “Are you comfortable if I drink in front of you?” Sober individuals know themselves well enough that they will tell you the truth.I would date a series of increasingly handsome, intelligent, and kind men.Presumably, I would settle down with one of them at some point, though my fantasies never really got past the "increasingly handsome men" part. I started drinking when I was in middle school and by the time I was 23, I had to drink in the morning just to keep my hands from shaking.It wasn't the perfectly glamorous life of the 20-somethings we see on TV, but it was even better because it was real. So I could live life fully — with all of its messy ups and downs?