After reading yesterday's post, I thought it would be interesting to share how Andy told me he was a recovering alcoholic. It definitely was not planned...
It was our first date.
After communicating on eHarmony for a few weeks we met up at a Thai restaurant in Seattle. After meeting and knowing each other for approximately one minute this is what happened:
Andy: (Takes a sip of his drink which was supposed to be a tonic water--he looks at me with confusion and says) Will you taste this? Does it taste like there is alcohol in this?
Me: (Takes a sip.) Yep...there is definitely alcohol in that.
Andy: (A bit dumbfounded and holding back frustration) Um...well...this isn't typically first date conversation, but I'm an alcoholic and I haven't had a drink in almost 5 years.
Me: (Dumbfounded and a little freaked out) Oh! Wow...um...OK...well, ask me anything...I'll tell you anything!
You can imagine that all the taboo topics one never discusses on a first date was discussed. As hard as this was for me to hear, it opened the floodgates to really vulnerable, awesome conversation. Six hours later he walked me to my car.
The rest as they say, is history.