By Kelly Burch You’ve put in the hard work, going to meetings, resisting temptation and redefining your life as positive and productive.But now, you want someone to share all that progress with. Going to the bar to meet someone is out of the question, and even the mainstream dating sites are likely to garner suggestions to meet for drinks after work.Addicts should also be aware that while dating someone else in recovery can be a great support system, it can also lead to being triggered to relapse by your partners behavior.“Love sometimes takes over, and it is difficult to recommend it one way or another,” whether former addicts should date others in recovery, Stratyner said.“When you’re dating you always have to have that conversation [about recovery] eventually, but online it’s almost immediate,” he said.“There’s an immediate understanding of where you are.
Harris Stratyner, clinical regional vice president of Caron Treatment Centers in New York.
The site is free as well, and allows you to connect with over 11,000 sober singles across the country.
12 Step Match 12As it’s name implies, this site is for anyone working the 12 steps.
’ is first thing you’ll hear,” said Paul Kole, cofounder of
“But if you’re on a sober site it’s more of a fellowship.