Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Tindering Sober Feels Impossible

I met Luis on Tinder. After he asked me out to happy hour, and I repeated what was already on my profile — no alcohol — we decided to meet up for a late-night coffee. In the back of the brightly lit and sparsely populated café, we were struggling for conversation when he asked why I didn’t drink. I told him that I used to booze too much. I’d been sober for ten years. He asked if that included wine. 

"Even wine," I said. 

He asked if I went to bars. I told him no. 

And then he seemed really confused: “But what do you do for dates?”

I looked at him, and then I looked at the coffee in front of me. “This,” I said. 

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