Tips For Dating Someone In AA

Tips For Dating Someone In AA

The great thing about dating someone in the program is that you don’t have to worry that they won’t understand your life or where you currently are in your recovery. You know that you’ll be with someone who, if they haven’t had your exact experience, has had something similar in their life. You also don’t have to worry about a sober date wanting to go to a bar or not thinking about putting you in a situation that puts your sobriety at risk.

The downside of dating someone who is also in the program is that there is a much higher chance that they may relapse, and put your recovery at risk in the process. In fact, a survey of AA members showed that more than 50% of the members who responded, relapsed within five years, and only 36% maintained their sobriety for at least ten years.

This is why many people who date within the program have reported feeling like they go into new relationships thinking about when the other shoe is going to drop.