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While some are in recovery, an increasing number of women are going sober as a wellness and lifestyle choice. Still, there's something daunting about the idea of dating without cocktails—for better or worse, booze can be an ally when it comes to awkward moments. The good news: Dating while sober can be just as good, something I found out firsthand when I gave up drinking and continued going out.
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In fact, sobriety can lead to a much bigger and more colorful social calendar. The problem is that social networks like Facebook and dating apps, which have revolutionized the way we socialize and date, can be challenging and even alienate non-drinkers. A new wave of sober social apps, Sober GridClean Fun Network and Soberare setting out to make the online territory a lot easier for non-drinkers to navigate. These apps also spare you the discomfort of revealing your own addiction struggles in an increasingly transparent digital world.
Many people use apps like Tinder, OkCupid and Grindr to find romantic relationships or make new friends. On the other hand, meeting new sober people who are just like you can provide another level of support, and even the chance for a lifelong connection. Luckily, one year-old San Francisco man has developed an app for just this purpose.
It was a refreshing break from my last few first dates, all of which took place in the shadowy glow of dive bars around town. On those dates, the routine was to immediately order drinks and watch the night descend into a blur. I immediately felt my stomach sink a little bit.
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There are a million different reasons a person might choose not to drink alcohol, and every single one of those are valid. Still, alcohol plays a very big role in dating culture, and those who don't partake in a couple cocktails are presented with a unique set of challenges in the quest to meet someone special. Dating while sober may feel exponentially more difficult, but it can lead to healthier, more fulfilling relationships.
I logged into my first dating app a little over two years ago after moving to Austin, TX. At the time, I was living it up on the social scene and meeting a match out for a drink was the norm. Then, in January ofI decided to do an extended period of sobriety.