Dating websites for people in recovery
But I'd ruined my sole romantic strategy: get drunk, see what happens.
I had no idea how to get close to a man without alcohol.
It's not as though every intimacy in my entire life had been warped by drinking.I said no to the smart guy who wasn't attractive to me. I said no to the graphic designer who tried to kiss me one night. I ran the pool table (twice), and his eyes roamed along my ass as I lined up my shot, and I was surprised to find I liked that.But he slurped down three bourbons in 90 minutes, and when he leaned forward to kiss me, I was grossed out by the sour smell of his breath, the slump of his eyes, and I ducked. It was a revelation to me how unappealing men were when they were drunk.One of the great, unheralded aspects of Internet dating was that the word was in the title, thus eliminating any ambiguity. Occasionally I would e-mail one of them, and they never wrote back, and I got it.Back when I was drinking, I wouldn't have responded to me either.