I haven't been to a meeting in 20 years, NoAAUK. Even back then I heard "don't get into a new relationship within the first year", but I had also read the Big Book and I knew damn well that was not part of the program.
As it went, I did not start up any new relationship until year nine. It wasn't because of anything anyone said or didn't say to me. It's because I wasn't interested.
You people can think for yourselves, right?
“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”
― Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian