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Apparently when you’ve found the one, you ‘just know’ – and I thought I knew – but clearly, given I’m single again at 33, hindsight would beg to differ.A few things have changed since I was last dating, the main one being that I’m now a recovering alcoholic, which presents you with a new set of challenges. I believed I had to drink to have fun, to take the edge off and give me a much-needed injection of self-esteem.In the early months of recovery, you’ve given up a lot — your go-to coping strategy, your social network, your approach to life.

Sober dating saves you an absolute packet, too: typically, I’d wake up after a date and fish countless receipts out of my pocket, knowing I’d p*ssed a lot of money up the wall, and spent even more on the crazy golf round I’d booked in an attempt to be ‘fun’.Tatkin has seen many online dating success stories.But, like other ways of meeting someone, he says it’s a “roll of the dice.” It’s important to carefully vet a prospective mate and avoid feeling too familiar too quickly.I have had women ghost me after I’ve told them I’m sober, though. That experience aside, the quality of the dates I’ve had has gone up, and mostly I feel like we have more in common – I don’t tend to match with someone whose typical Friday night involves ‘hammering down Aperol’.One woman responded: ‘I’m sorry to hear that but congrats! Without alcohol clouding my vision, I’m so much clearer on what ‘the one’ looks like to me.

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