Meetpostives.com, an online dating website, has been helping people who have herpes cope with the pressures of having the disease, and be able to live their life to the fullest. Meetpositives.com is one of the many herpes dating websites that have allowed people with HSV to live a normal life.
Having an STD such as HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) can have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those affected. According to the Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), nearly one in six people in the United States, aged between 14 and 49 are infected with type 2 Genital Herpes. That is a large part of the population suffering from herpes, and the physical and psychological issues that arise as a result. Dating is one of these issues as relationships are difficult to initiate and maintain for someone with an STD. People usually tend to avoid contact with others who have herpes for fear of the virus being transmitted to them. As a result, people who have herpes also suffer from isolation, social rejection and ultimately depression.
The idea behind herpes dating websites such as MeetPositives is to help people deal with the social aspect of having an STD. These platforms connect people with the same STDs, so both parties can enjoy each other’s company without having to worry about getting infected. It’s a community where users find others who can relate to their issues, thus helping them deal with a disease more effectively and live a better life.
"When you are positive for STD, such as herpes, HIV, or HPV, it can be difficult to date,” says Jack Lombardi, a spokesperson for the company. “You may feel like you're alone in the world, like no one else has your issue or will ever want to forge a long term relationship. That's why we are here. Our community is warm and inviting. You will feel right at home, you will feel confident and you will finally feel comfortable in talking with singles. This is a wonderful chance for you to finally be yourself and our trusted dating site is safe and secure so you never have to worry about your information being used anywhere else."
Another aspect of living with herpes is the unavailability of other people who also have the disease. In the long run, this causes an increased rate of spread for these infections. MeetPositives aims to change that, and its users are also highly appreciative.
“I love it because you can find people who are in the same predicament you are,” reads one testimonial. “It is hard dating in the “real world” because you find someone nice and then you have to have this big reveal that says, “you probably won’t want to date me after I tell you this.” Then, when they don’t want to date you, it hurts both people. Plus, sometimes I just want to hook up, something that I wasn’t able to do prior to MeetPositives. Now I can find other herpes-positive singles in my area that want to date, or just want to hook up. I completely feel like I have my dating life back.”
Having an STD such as HSV should not take away the privilege of living live to its fullest. MeetPositives, and many other websites like it, are making it much easier for people with Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Hepatitis B, Genital Herpes, HIV, Syphilis, Trichomoniasis and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to find love.
“Our goal is to make the world a more open place,” says Lombardi. “We will continue to improve our services and make them more accessible so that people can find love easily. The algorithms ensure that not only people with the same interests and conditions are matched but also the relationship between them lasts longer.”
MeetPositives is available as a website accessible over mobile or desktop devices. The registration process is simple, and anyone who has been tested positive can register. The system matches people with the same condition(s) and filters by distance and by personal preference.
More information about the dating with herpes platform can be obtained by visiting their website or social media channels.
SOURCE: Press Advantage [Link]
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