But we do not live in an ideal world and many people fall for alcoholics.It can be very hard, especially at the beginning of a relationship,to leave someone you really care for, even love because he/she has a drinking problem.
The serial dater was the one who looked after the alcoholic in their family.
Therefore from an early age they learned to take care of people. This behavior is then taken into adult life and the individual is constantly looking after addicts to 'take care of'.
To be clear, no professional would ever recommend dating in early recovery.
But, we have to be realistic and look at cases individually.
All you can do is inform them about alcoholism (why not direct them to the alcoholism guide), tell them how you feel about their drinking and then let them do what they will with the information.
There are men and women who always seem to choose a partner who has issues with alcohol.
Some might think it strange that such people do not learn from their mistakes and try and hook up with moderate drinkers or teetotalers. Many serial daters of alcohol addicts grew up in an alcoholic family system.
One or more of their family were drink dependent and had to be looked after.
These are behaviors that you will not accept from your date.
Tell your date what you expect from him/her (in a moment of sobriety) and the consequences if the behavior is not followed. But if you want something better for yourself then I would say to you, bite the bullet and get out while you can.
Because the alcoholic already has a date and his or her name is alcohol.