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These 4 Amazing Sober Dating Hints Will Surprise You

It’s a natural progression these days to meet people who then want to go out on a date for ‘dinner and drinks.’ When you’re sober, you need to find another alternative to what seems like mainstream dating culture these days. There is a daunting feeling about the idea of dating without cocktails, but it can be done. Check out these amazing sober dating hints to consider.

No Time Wasters

When you’re sober, there’s less to hide. The substance that made you feel more confident, sexy, attractive, talkative, funny, or any other way of being is gone. Now it’s just you and your full personality on display. You get to make better choices and look for what you really want in a person without worrying about your judgment being clouded.

Fewer Morning Afters

Many people who go on dates have a dating hangover the next day, wondering why they said what they did, did what they did, or feel shame around how the night ended. Sometimes it ends up being a situation where the other person comes back to your place or vice versa and the next morning you’re not sure why it happened. Now being sober you have your wits about you and can focus on what you’re doing without regretting it in the morning.

Clearer Boundaries

When going on a date with someone, you just never know who you’re meeting or what you’re going to find. As a sober person, you are more able to say no and ask for what you want without worrying about alcohol clouding judgment during and after the date. You get to approach the date with a sense of agency, that you are in control of yourself and you can set the boundaries for yourself.

Deeper Connections

Instead of being scared, your heart is wide open to new things. Vulnerability takes a significant amount of courage, and is of high value to others who want to date you. For instance, when sober, you will not have blackouts where you cannot remember the things you did. You will be able to have fun, go on adventures, and enjoy your time rather than think about what you don’t recall. It brings so much more peace into a potential relationship when you realize that deeper connections are being built out of trust, vulnerability, and honesty.

Sobriety is one of the best ways to approach dating. No more hiding behind the bottle or pretending to be someone you’re not. If you are struggling to open up and be vulnerable because addiction has taken hold of your life, call us. We can provide a safe space to detox and heal from addiction.  Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 844-339-6964