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5 Perks of Sober Dating

Before you think you’re dating life is over now that you’re sober, take a second to reflect on some of those past dates… The hangovers, the “sharing too much information”, the beer goggles, and of course the dreadful, “God, what did I do last night?”

Remember now?  Sober dating has benefits for a multitude of reasons. Here are five things to look forward to for your future sober dating adventures.

 

[su_dropcap size=”2″]1[/su_dropcap]Saving money

Happy hour is only a deal because alcohol nearly doubles the bill at the end of night. You can ease your conscience when buying that new pair of shoes knowing that a huge chunk of your social spending no longer needs to go toward cocktails and wine.

 

[su_dropcap size=”2″]2[/su_dropcap]No more hangovers

A great night now can lead to a great next day. Imagine what more can be accomplished when you don’t feel awful in the morning! Take advantage of the day!

 

[su_dropcap size=”2″]3[/su_dropcap]Clear conversation

A clear mind equals clear communication. Now you don’t need to worry about divulging too much information or blurting out something you may regret later. The great thing about being sober is being able to communicate in a direct and meaningful way.

 

[su_dropcap size=”2″]4[/su_dropcap]Drama-free dating life

You know exactly what I’m talking about! No more alcohol-fueled poor judgments or over-exaggerated situations. Having a clear head means good judgment and self-control. Plus you remember everything!

 

[su_dropcap size=”2″]5[/su_dropcap]Sharing common interests

The most compatible counter part is someone who shares and can appreciate your values, interests and lifestyle. The great thing about dating another sober person is the familiarity in both past and present experiences. Most people working recovery programs change their lifestyles as a result of getting sober. Right out of the gate you know the person you’re dating shares a similar lifestyle as you.   Now, that’s a good start to possible second date!

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