Online Dating: Dos and Don'ts That'll Get You Noticed!

Up your luck on the online dating scene with these 5 profile-writing tips.

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I am interested in knowing when to mention that I am recovering from alcohol? I do not ever see this addressed. I have a coffee date tonight, (no, I will not mention it first night) and I am curious about what other people think. I am 54 years old and I have not had a drink in 16 and 1/2 years.
Well, August 18, 1996 is my "birthday" in the recovery program of AA.
Any ideas? Some people do not get it. One man who was interested online (on the questionnaire I filled out I answered to drink alcohol, "never or not at all") said, but surely you can have a glass of wine with your beloved?
No, I cannot have a glass of wine, a shot of tequila, a schooner of beer, a pint of ale, none of those things. This did not deter him. Finally, I said. Alcoholics do not drink. I have not had a drink in over 16 years, and he still asked me to share some wine with him?!?!?!
anyway, my point is, when to bring it up. quickly,, like ripping off a bandaid?

Beth (still in recovery and lovin every minute of it!) on 2013-05-15 10:09:35

Thanks for the advice. There's a few things I need to change. I'm a 63 year old man who's on Match and Senior People Meet. Point #3 mentions the book "50 Shades of Grey." I'm assuming this book was written for women, but would a man like me gain any insight into a woman's mind by reading it? In other words, would it help me find that "last love" of my life?

dennismiera on 2013-02-05 10:28:35

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