New to online dating?
There are a lot of things to consider.
Can you get away with using one of the free sites, or should you use a paid site? What username should you choose? What pictures should you use? What should you say in your profile? What should you say in your first message? At what point can you ask a woman to meet in real life?
Cassie Leigh has all these answers and more.
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DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK IF YOU ARE SOBER!
I will not try another book from Cassie Leigh
She has made me weary of spending my money on an online dating book based on her remarks about people in Recovery.
I thought Erin read the book fine.
I dont know
I was listening to this book and it gave some decent advice then it got to the point about dating sober members of AA . Online dating is important to AA members because we usually don't frequent party places and it is a safe place where we can write we do not drink in our profiles. She said if the reader encounters a person in recovery that they should run. I was appalled, according to Douglas Main of Newsweek,"Nearly one in seven adults have struggled with an alcohol problem in the last year. Across people’s entire lives, nearly one-third have suffered an alcohol-use disorder." This means that the person you meet online has a 1 in 7 chance of being a problem drinker, that being said I felt that the author was ok with problem drinkers unless the were self proclaimed in "recovery'. She used an illustration of falling back into drinking because of a loss of job stating her father was a drunk who couldn't or can't get it. I personally have been sober 13 years, I am financially secure, have a great career an amazing life and friends. To imply that dating the one in seven is ok unless they are in recovery is an uninformed statement-though I might not recommend dating someone early in sobriety, I would surely recommend dating someone that is sober. The person in sobriety is self-aware where the active drinker will do everything in their power to defend their lifestyle . Again, I was shocked that she said the latter was the better choice.