There are over 30,000,000 members on POF. Many of them have herpes. I know this because I‘ve seen faces from the Herpes Dating Sites on plenty of fish …… but do you think that they mention herpes in their profiles? Not hardly.
There’s more than 600,000 people on PositiveSingles.com and a large part of them have herpes because it’s an STD dating website. Maybe one of the biggest problems with the Herpes having such a stigmatized reputation is those people without herpes are always talking negatively about something that they never know about. Some of the people who make hateful remarks will end up contracting the virus regardless of what they say since 1 in 4 Americans will get an STD in their lifetime. Also, between 75 percent and 90 percent – don’t know they are infected herpes because they don’t get, or don’t notice, herpes sores.
Many people that have herpes are in fear that if they disclose their secret nobody will accept them. The most common symptom of Herpes is “the itch” so how in the world are all these people catching Herpes? If you do NOT have Herpes I’m not really interested in your comments about how it’s getting spread. I’ve had several long-term relationships with great negative girls who thought I was worth the risk because they knew that I would do everything I can do to keep them from infecting it.
I was with a woman for many years and she never got it because I was diligently mindful of being careful. I’m glad I treated her that way because we obviously got divorced. She was capable of going on with her life and not having to worry being infected. Most of the stories I hear regarding new people acquiring Herpes has more to do with selfish people who do not have the self discipline to abstain from sex when they might be contagious.
I’ve had Herpes for more than 20 years and though I may not know everything I certainly know more than your average duck about Herpes. They didn’t have Valtrex and other “suppressive” medications when I got Herpes.
I would prefer to dating a woman that has herpes so that we can be more spontaneous about sex …….. but all the other attraction chemistry has to be there otherwise. So if the US has an average infection rate of 20% being infected, where are you guys?