Easy to Use
The website seems rather basic, with a blue and white theme. In terms of navigation, the site is very easy to use; everything you need is located at the top of the page giving you access to search members, read the blog, and view your account or access the FAQs and about section.
The search functions are rather limited, and you are only able to search based on gender preference, age, and location. Although this can be frustrating if you are trying to narrow down your search, it instead gives you a long list of members matching those requirements, so you are able to see and view everyone rather than selecting members based on preference. As a sober dating service, it is understandable that users’ are encouraged not to be too judgmental.
Safety & Security
In order to protect user safety, a list of Safety Tips along with the website Code of Conduct can be found at the bottom of the page, a go-to guide available at any time. As members on this website could be more vulnerable than others who are not in recovery, a list of sober dating tips can be found in the blog section, along with addiction recovery resources. Standard security practices are followed and used alongside firewalls and SSL encryption technology to protect a member’s personal data and card details.
Sober and Single is a unique online dating service dedicated to people dealing with recovery and ongoing sobriety. Created by Mike Reed, an ex-addict, he understands what people like him are searching for when dating, and how sobriety should not be impacted throughout the process. The website has strict rules, and anybody found to be lying will automatically be removed from the site without any warning. The dating service goes above and beyond, keeping users updated and informed on how to date safely and how to deal with sobriety on an ongoing basis. The site feels more like a community filled with people who understand each other and are simply searching for sober love. Although the website does have its flaws, for instance, its basic search functions, these can be forgiven due to the seriously cheap subscription plans on offer. There are many members to view, and you are also told when somebody is online via a green dot or given their last time login so you can see just how active the member is. You can post amongst your photo gallery, and once you have scrolled around searching for a love interest using the free account, you can pay for a membership in your own time when you feel comfortable to do so, in order to send and receive messages. The dating service is great for people dealing with sobriety, with up to date social media postings, a detailed blog with sobriety related posts, this dating website does all it can to keep staying sober on everyone’s mind.