I Don’t Drink: How It Affects My Love Life
Um, I Don’t Drink
I don’t drink. But I sure used to drink, a lot. Recently I remembered a soiree I went to during the hard-partying days in Montreal. It was at a friend’s place (actually the dude I had lost my virginity to several years prior. He was so wasted that night in 2005 that afterward, he put his pants on backward! True story, you guys). Anyway, so we’re at this dude’s hipster party in Montreal and, quite predictably, I decided to take off all my clothes and have a bath. What can I say? It seemed normal at the time. I even invited a couple of hot hipster girls to bathe with me, but that’s basically the last thing I remember.
So, like I said, I don’t drink. But I used to. When it was still kinda cute, that’s what it looked like. But over the years it got less and less cute and eventually, I got desperate enough to ask for help. Long story short, I don’t drink anymore. As a result, dating is pretty different. (Read: the fact that you have a penis is no longer by itself a good enough reason to sleep with you). But I digress.
Last week I went on a date with a dude who was stoned out of his mind. I knew as soon as we started talking but wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. “Maybe he just has bad allergies,” I reasoned. But when, in the midst of a 20-minute monologue, he shared with me that he was planning to be the US President in a few years’ time, I pretty much knew we were done.
After parting ways with our soon-to-be President, I decided to check out some sober dating sites. It turns out there are a few. Check out Sober Dating on DatingPerfect here. Hopefully one of the sites has a function I can use to screen out dudes with unreasonable presidential aspirations?
Dating sober can be awkward at first. But in my few years’ experience, it ends up being way more fun. For me, it helped to spend some time solo while I was drying out. But once I was ready to start dating, I naturally gravitated toward the people who didn’t drink. Are you dating sober? What’s your experience been like? Have you checked out any sober dating sites? We always want to know what you think! Let us know in the comments section below.
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