Dating while getting sober
I had no idea how to get close to a man without alcohol.Booze had given me permission to do and say anything I wanted, but now that I was sober, the only thing I wanted most days was to watch Netflix.
But I'd ruined my sole romantic strategy: get drunk, see what happens.This time, the process of finding the right person on the site was more honest, but it was also slow. A lot of dudes in camo posing in front of their giant trucks. Some days I thought about finding a random dude and just banging him. Why did I think sex was something I needed to get over with? When he offered to make me a lavish meal on Valentine's for our third date, I knew the only proper response was to gently fold up the tent on our time together.My first online date was with a divorced father who was an immigration lawyer. He deserved to spend that holiday with someone who felt differently about him.I got several messages on the site that day, but two stood out.One was from a successful businessman with silver hair. Having portrayed myself as the overthinking hedonist's Marilyn Monroe, I could not bear to disappoint them.