The site respects the fact that most 12-step programs advise their members to refrain from dating in their first year of recovery so that they can focus on themselves.In that situation, the site can be a resource for support and friendship.’ is first thing you’ll hear,” said Paul Kole, cofounder of
“It’s created by people in recovery for people in recovery.” Shea promises the site—which just launched last month—is also very LGBT-friendly: “It’s hard enough to meet somebody in recovery if you’re straight, but trying to meet someone in recovery if you’re gay or transgender, where are you going to go?
” The site is also unique in that unlike major dating sites like or e Harmony, users can see everyone else’s profiles—not just the ones a computer has deemed compatible with their interests.
Now that getting loaded and hitting on anyone within a 10-foot radius is no longer an option, dating in sobriety can be tricky.
And while knocking boots with another sober person may seem like an ideal option, going out with someone from a meeting may be a step (or thirteen) towards disaster.
I think knowing on the front-end that someone is living sober and has/is working the steps would take that concern away from me and allow me to be more open and hopeful with the potential of the relationship.