I am brutally honest and blunt. Instead of waiting until the 2nd or 3rd date to give some BS answer to the question "why don't you drink", I'll just be upfront about the situation. I'm 2 years sober and consider myself a recovering alcoholic. A lot of people don't want to get involved with an alcoholic and they probably have no idea what the word even means. Anyways, if this is you let me save you the first two dates and the excuse you have to give me for not going on the 3rd. I don't feel bad for myself or miss drinking. I consider myself blessed to have discovered this (on my own, nobody told me) at 24 years old. I get joy out of sharing my sobriety with other alcoholics by speaking about my recovery in rehabs, hospitals, and prisons.
Today I am living a life beyond my wildest dreams and I am in complete control. I am very social, outgoing and know how to make people laugh. I work as a Media Analyst at an Advertising Agency and my career is a priority. Anyways, Let's save something to talk about for the date.