Dating when sober
We exchanged numbers and agreed to meet up, but I figured she was just being friendly.Wedged into the booth side of a comically undersized table, I listened as Kate spoke and our conversation flowed easily.It’s sound advice that absolutely none of the people I spoke with adhered to, though all of them wish they had.“I think that if you're newly sober it would help to be—and I hate to use this term—mindful when dating. “I definitely tried to replace drugs with people, which just damaged the relationships.
At first it made me feel like a burden, like I had been excluded from a part of society everyone else seem to really enjoy, and it’s taken some heart-to-hearts and serious introspection to to reframe my thoughts.
Putting some thought into the location also shows that the date matters to you.