From the August 2013 magazine.

August 2013: Letter from the Editor

I first learned how to date when I put down the bottle and came to AA.

In my drinking days, I always met people in bars and nightclubs. Once I got sober, with the help of my sponsor and the Steps, I found great tools and suggestions to improve my self-esteem. I learned to show up and began to navigate the tricky world of romance. In this month’s special section, members share their experiences with sober dating.

In the story, “Two Garbage Trucks in the Night,” a newcomer, after waiting a full year, kicks dating into high gear and discovers things he never knew about...