The woman I spoke with tonight said she thought I should have someone with 20 years or more since that is how long I had been sober before I went out. I don't know if that is right, but I'm just going where I'm led.
I find it hard to judge someone on the length of their sobriety. My only prerequisite for a sponsor is 'Do you have what I want'. But of course I may be wrong LOL.
I have seen people that have 20 years sobriety and yes they have stayed sober but they certainly don't seem happy. I've have seen people with 1 year that have found more serenity and happiness than a whole AA group put together.
I look for the people that are obviously living the program, are happy joyous and free, and for a personal sponsor; around my own age and gone through similar experiences.
But then again, the perfect sponsor, could be right in front of you. Just do what feels right.