I also believe what I’m writing might offer some help to single women in any situation, recovery or no recovery.
But even if you can't live without your happy hours, it doesn't have to be a deal-breaker, according to a guy who has sworn off booze. But it's not easy being the soda drinker in a party of two.
He admits while women seem on board with dating someone who doesn't drink, they don't always know what they are getting themselves into."I'm completely comfortable with the person I'm dating drinking, and even drinking around me," Ron says.
But he also confesses that he's not okay with dating a big drinker.
Ron says there are a few rules to follow if you're considering getting into a sober/non-sober relationship, especially if the guy is relatively new to being a non-drinker—because it really makes a difference.
Plus, Ron admits that being around booze makes sober guys pretty uncomfortable.
"We're dealing with all these issues with alcohol and it's like you're putting your own onto us," he says.
"Even if it's not that deep, it goes there.""With me, wine with dinner or a cocktail or two is fine but I'd prefer not to see a girl falling over herself," he says.
According to Ron, the longer you're sober, the less weird you feel about not drinking when everyone else is.
First, "remember that we are always sober," he says.
So if you've knocked back a bunch with your girls and then visit your sober guy, he's going to remember all the crazy, wacked-out stuff you say.
And even if it's super cute (obvi), he's probably not going to be into it.