Drinker dating a non drinker
The rules of dating had shifted completely since I was a young lass and, without the social lubricant of martinis or wine, my old-school M. of getting wasted and ending up in bed with a cute guy from the party clearly wasn’t an option. Insensitive, I have gone on hundreds of dates—a handful with guys from the rooms but mostly online finds, generally social drinkers. So I decided to look into what’s worked for other sober folks, and to see what experts had to say about the matter of dating in recovery.
He doesn’t take you out to fancy dinners because it’s out of his price range, but if you suggest that the two of you hit the bars, he’ll pick up tabs all night.It seems like everyone drinks when you go out and everyone drinks when they stay home—so when can someone’s relationship with alcohol be classified as “unhealthy” and how do you know if you in a relationship with one of these unhealthy people?This could be the most obvious sign or the easiest thing to overreact to—people drink at home, it doesn’t always mean that the drinker is a blackout mess, but if you make plans to hang with this guy and when you get there he’s three quarters of the way done with a bottle of wine he cracked open a couple hours ago, it may be a regular thing.The synonyms have been arranged depending on the number of charachters so that they're easy to find.If a particular answer is generating a lot of interest on the site today, it may be highlighted in orange.