I've been to MANY an AA meeting, when I dated a recovering alcoholic for a year.And I have a friend who's been sober for 2 yrs and working the program-we just discussed this very topic TODAY even.Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. doesn't matter as long s you know how to control yourself is all that matters to me. It's not just your direction...it's difficult for a drinker to date a non drinker!Hi guys i find the majority of males out there drink as a non drinker it can be difficult at times to date a drinker! All you need is a guy who respects your life choices and doesn't try forcing anything you don't want to do. Assuming you don't mind the gent getting tipsy from time to time and it wouldn't change from "I don't mind" to "I'm going to call you an alcoholic because I'm tired of you drinking when I don't" I think it can work just fine. :) As someone who really enjoys a fine brew or glass or wine, getting giddy and taking a stroll...it's a tough match unless these are aligned, in my opinion. I fully agree with 'revcomissoula'You can have a few drinks on an Evening out without being a drunk, also a happy couple getting slightly tipsy together is great fun in my opinion.But if you're at a party or a bar and you're not drinking, you're going to get pressured. "When you don't drink, people always need to know why. So I've been dating my bf for 6 months now and I knew when we started dating that he was an alcoholic...except he made it sound like it was really no big deal.
I've met one or two 'straight edge' people, and they seem to take themselves very seriously.. Again I point out that it is not based on all night drinking or getting too drunk to walk home, I also accept that it is possible to have fun without alcohol..... I mean, do you not like being around drinking AT ALL?? No one'll like you and you're gonna look like a loser." lol THATS the kind of pressure I'm talking about...He was only a couple months sober when we started dating and but was living in a sober house and going to AA every day.A couple months ago he moved out of town to work for the family business and stopped going to his regular meetings.Spilled his guts a that he drank the weekend before when I was out with my friends and stole pain killers that I had left over (and never took an of) from last summer out of my medicine cabinet. We argued all night Friday, I felt like all our plans and relationship went down the drain. I know it's only 6 months but this is future stuff..he has become my best friend.
I can tell him everything and he doesn't judge me...loves me just the way I am.
Plus, him making it sound like it's "no big deal"...someone truly working the steps would be taking it more seriously, I think. He was only a couple months sober when we started dating and but was living in a sober house and going to AA every day.