I’ve been in and out of 12-step recovery programs (like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous) for almost 20 years.
I’ve had many periods of sobriety, from a paltry four months to a lengthy seven years (and everything in between).
Sam continues, “Dating in the program is obviously nice, because you speak the same language and you don't have to hide your ugly past.
These include a Twitter-like feature, which allows users to post short updates, as well as a Facebook-like friending and messaging feature.
Users also have the choice to post their sobriety date and availability to sponsor other users.
“The pros of dating in the program are that, chances are, the guy won't leave me when he finds out some of the things I have done.
Or how many people I have slept with,” she says, half-jokingly.
During her sobriety, Sam’s had two relationships with fellow sober addicts, but both ended because of their relapses. Dating a fellow addict can feel a bit like betting with the odds against you.