“What I had found to be the common denominator in all of this was that I was having to build my social circle every time, and that I had lost almost all my close friends or not made any lasting connections over the years,” Nauleau said.“With my background in software and tech, I started forming different ideas around how I could use it to help others in my situation, as well as myself.” The hope is that the app will be used to create a community, somewhere to share thoughts, ideas and socialize for people of all walks of life with one common denominator—addiction and recovery.Showing off his slimmed down frame in cream chinos and a fitted navy polo shirt, Arg grinned across the table at his date, who looked lovely in a black mesh dress which featured pink roses on the front.
“I think society has come a long way in regards to addiction, but that we still have a ways to go,” Nauleau said. The numbers are growing, and it’s affecting everyone from kids, to grandparents, and third world countries, to the most affluent parts of the country.
We can’t just turn a blind eye to it anymore.” As is the case in many organizations, AA and the recovery community have had to adapt to modern technological advances.
I couldn’t believe my luck in finding such a real, honest, sober guy who was just like me. The problem was that I wasn’t about to launch it even though I am clearly completely capable (not! I figured I would wait for some other mastermind to come up with the idea. Now there’s a new Tinder in town—meet Sober, a Tinder-esque, location-based, social networking app targeting the sobriety community. Though similar to Tinder in its use of swiping right to “like” another user, the app also incorporates aspects of other social media platforms.
These include a Twitter-like feature, which allows users to post short updates, as well as a Facebook-like friending and messaging feature.
I’ll admit, I was also thinking that maybe it would inspire a young, sober guy to message me.