cooking, reading, dancing, antiquing, exercise, etc. Also whether or not you are single, separated, divorced and whether you have children, how many and if you are interested in having children?As well as many other advanced search features to narrow down your search even more. W., if you are a member of Alcoholics Anonymous you can search for members only in AA, and the same with all the other 12 Step Programs.There are so many raw feelings when dating sober (especially when first getting sober when pretty much all our feelings are raw) about acceptance and rejection and the general “dance” people play when dating and yes, drama!
Two dysfunctional, active alcoholics do not make for the best relationship!
I was not sober at the time and not to be cliché but dating is tough!
So in my opinion and having been not only involved in this industry for almost ten years but having been the “pioneer” in this industry, that particular site is basically useless to me as a member.
If I live in Boynton Beach, Florida (which I do) and I do a search, I do not want to have to weed through all the profiles of all members living in the state of Florida!
The Quick search also allows you to search within a certain mile radius (of your choosing) to your own zip code.
Then you have the “Advanced” search feature which enables you to narrow down you selection right down to the height, body style, hair and eye color and lifestyle interests about how you like to spend your free time, i.e.
This particular site will also occasionally offer some “FREE” membership but then they ask for your credit card information at registration and once the “Free” time is over they immediately switch you over to a “subscription” membership where they automatically deduct a monthly fee from your credit card account.
In fact, many dating sites do the same, including the big boys, i.e. All dating sites urge members to create profiles before they can conduct a search. My sober dating sites, 12Step Match.com, Lovein Recovery.com, Sober Gay and Sober Singles function the same.
It is actually posted on the site, “It is suggested by Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 Step Programs that their members hold off one year before dating or getting involved in romantic relationships.” The main reason for that is relationships are the number one reason that members “go back out” – a term frequently used for “relapsing”.