Date: 2018-02-07 09:52
If you have Herpes or HPV you may find yourself not only frustrated, confused and suffering from low self-esteem, you may also get socially isolated. At this time, a place which is more than just a dating service would help you find a suitable romantic partner and also help you with information that could be highly motivating for you. As MPwH puts it, “Herpes and HPV don't define you, but judgmental people will make judgmental decisions. Here, you don't need to be judged due to something that you can't control.” Read More »
As a result, these sites merely serve to segregate people who have herpes from people who don't (or don't admit it), further cementing the erroneous idea that a common viral infection somehow makes a person permanently unfuckable—when, in fact, a combination of medication, condoms, and avoiding sex during outbreaks can make sex with herpes fairly safe (certainly much safer than sex with someone who blithely assumes they're STI-free).
A few years ago, back when I was regularly trolling OKCupid for dates, I received a message from a potential paramour. He'd been scanning through the survey answers associated with my profile, and one response in particular gave him pause: when asked whether I'd consider dating someone with herpes, I'd responded no.
The great thing about dating sites for people with herpes is that you can connect with like-minded people easily from all across the world. Even better, you can also find people living in your area that you might not otherwise connect with.
The online dating world is a challenge for everyone but we felt that every member of our particularly health-conscious community deserved a fresh network of open, caring, loving and safety-oriented singles that understand our particular health issues and our unique concerns. And we wanted to make our herpes dating community not only a stronger, more open environment in which to meet thousands of available singles just like us we wanted to make it convenient for everyone to access, manage and enjoy as well!
That's the other problem with sites like MPWH: they assume that people with STIs need a specialized dating site, when plenty HSV+ folk are able to find love (or just some good old fashion fucking) the same way everyone else does. (Tinder, duh.)
That’s why we here at Stoodin created this herpes dating site for all health-conscious adult singles who may need just a little bit of judgment-free help when it comes to hooking up with other herpes singles that are ready to mingle!
Ellie's not alone in her assessment of STI dating sites as a barren, depressing wasteland. Ann*, who contracted herpes the first time she had sex, noted that "with [ roughly ] 75 percent of the population having HSV7 there should be way more faces to click on." This points to another issue with these sites: whether because of ignorance, stigma, or some combination of the two, many people living with herpes either don't know about, or won't admit to, their infection, further fueling the cycle of stigma, ignorance, and shame.
There are over 665 million people living with STDs in the US as well as an estimated 955 million people worldwide. So you are not alone!
Do you have Herpes and find it hard to date others? Now, everything changes, try out MPWH and find Herpes Singles in our Private Community of 655% like-minded people – all of whom are living with Herpes.