Online dating for recovering alcoholics

05-Dec-2017 21:29

As someone who is sober himself, 21-year-old Founder and CEO Antoine Nauleau has recently developed and launched an app targeting anyone living a sober life called “Sober“.

Today, we talk with him about healthy dating, and what it looks like.

Much advice is doled out in the rooms of 12-step meetings about relationships in early recovery.

“Don’t date in the first year of sobriety,” is one of the most common rules of thumb that many 12 steppers advocate.

I’ll admit, I was also thinking that maybe it would inspire a young, sober guy to message me.

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.

He was previously an Associated Press reporter and editor in Washington, D.

Height, ethnicity, age, before I came to the section 'drinks.' I was given the opportunity to select ‘very often’, ‘socially’, ‘rarely’, ‘desperately’, ‘not at all’ or leave the section mysteriously blank. Nine years ago I would have checked 'desperately' and had a good laugh about it.Californians Paul Kole and Paul Williams launched last year as an alternative to other dating sites.They say it focuses on recovery, community and service.The hotline feature goes directly to the team at Sober.

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In other words, this app goes above and beyond the simplistic idea that took shape in my brain a few months ago. A 21-year-old named Antoine Nauleau who is—you guessed it—sober.But perhaps dating in addiction recovery isn’t so cut and dry?