New herpes dating site
“I just felt like it was used to make people who felt bad about their illness feel better by putting other people down.” Ellie’s not alone in her assessment of STI dating sites as a barren, depressing wasteland.
“It felt like a dating site for pariahs,” she noted—and one with bad design, shitty UI, and and very few members, many of whom are too ashamed of their diagnosis to actually post a picture on their profile.
And since these sites’ only criterion for joining was an STI diagnosis, members didn’t really have that much in common aside from their diagnosis, which many seemed obsessed by.
Ellie noted that “it was more of a group therapy site than a dating site.
Nothing about it was sexy.” Positive Singles markets itself as an open forum for dating, but in practice can feel more like a cliquey support group.
There are many singles to choose from and you can easily find someone who thinks exactly like you.
When Ellie* was diagnosed with herpes in her senior year of college, she was convinced the infection was a “death sentence” for her dating life. “I was being turned down by men who had every intention of sleeping with me until they found out,” Ellie told me over email.
Meet Your Potential Life Partner at Positive Positive Singles is a great website, one that is ideal for people living with herpes and other STDs.
Dating with an STD is always hard, especially when you have a disease as communicable as herpes.