It's kind of humiliating to recall the ludicrous number of possible love connections I’ve squashed by getting sloshed on a first or second date.
The things that have come out of my mouth—both figuratively and literally, on nights out with strangers, often made me want to crawl into my bed and stay there until Justin Bieber came of age.
But, like I said, I’m not looking to date someone too.... But it's not always a good thing for my romantic life.
I decided to stop drinking when I realized that boozy benders were doing me more harm than good—when it started contributing to the deterioration of both two-hour dates and two-year relationships.
When love and sex get mixed in, the whole shebang gets even stickier. But, sadly, Normal and I clash like hot cider and summertime.
To be honest, dry dating hasn’t been as smooth as I’d hoped. Normal gives me uncomfortable side glances and keeps me at a perpetual distance. I learned this lesson the hard way after dating a man named Craig.
He claimed he was just being honest, and we tried to talk me out of my funk.So it was probably a good thing that I finally decided to stop drinking in the summer of 2006.By then I’d suffered more than my fair share of embarrassing nights out.An alternative to 12-step programs, Gulf Breeze Recovery offers panoramic ocean views in a caring and therapeutic environment.Housing up to 26 residential guests, this luxury facility offers a choice of semi-private or private rooms with or without ocean views.
Most of the men I dated in early sobriety were drinkers. Tall and dark with long eyelashes (my weakness), he was sexy in a skater-boy way (I never got over my sixth-grade propensity for Vans and bowl-cuts).