Start Dating for people with std

Dating for people with std

If in the past you tended to start a new relationship with sex, you now might want to change your approach.

Davis says the number one question they get on The STD Project is about how to tell a new partner.

On sites like Positive Singles and HMates, users are expected to be open about their diagnoses, but because they know everyone else there has an STD, too, it removes a huge barrier—and the question of whether the information will send a potential partner packing.“It’s a great way to see you’re still the same interesting, sexy, desirable person,” Davis says.

Some people put an incognito message in their profiles on general dating sites, writing out 437737—it spells “herpes” on a dial pad—in their profiles.

“I mostly thought, ‘I’m going to die alone, no one’s going to date me ever again,” she tells SELF.

D., an ob/gyn who practices at Southside OBGYN and Franciscan Alliance in Indianapolis, Indiana, tells SELF.

Although telling someone you’re interested in can be intimidating, there are different ways to do it, and you might find one easier than the others.

It can also be asymptomatic, so most people with herpes don’t know they have it, which is a large part of the reason why it’s so prevalent.