The biggest one was that you shouldn't date for your first year of sobriety.The way I see it is that you can't stop living life. I know this is only my opinion but I feel pretty strongly about it.Just because you're sober doesn't mean a relative won't pass away in the first year or that you won't lose your job in the first year. Jay- I didn't date in my first year, I needed some time to work on myself.I just went out on my first date about 2 weeks ago and it was great.Looking back, I was sort of following that rule, but I should have done it much sooner.I think it depends on the person and how you are doing in your recovery.
Those sayings and "rules" come from rehabs and detox centers and whatever else, but not from AA.
But dating is an event that you choose for yourself, not one forced on you like losing a job, death/illness of a loved one, etc.
Why would you want to make things harder for yourself deliberately?
In fact, as someone who quit drinking a long time ago, my own "rule" when dating was not to date a formerly addicted person unless that person had been comfortably abstinent for at least five years.
Someone's gotta be the first to say it, so I guess it might as well be me: AA doesn't have a rule about dating.