MEMBERS' DATING ADVICE & SAFETY TIPS (1,400+)

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  • Don't close your eyes to wonderful people for fear of rejection
    I remember last summer when I found out I had HSV I was crushed. I felt like I would never be able to have a "normal" dating life and that no one would ever want to see m ... For detail, click here.
  • Don't hesitate to post your pictures on Positivesingles.com
    I too hesitated to put pictures of myself on a website such as on Positivesingles.com. But it's hard to believe an account is legitimate without them. After all we're all ... For detail, click here.
  • Don't let your STD cripple you mentally
    Your mind is a powerful thing. And when traumatic or extremely confusing issues arise such as contracting an STD, there are a million thoughts running through your head a ... For detail, click here.
  • Don't make your STD the major topic of conversation when dating someone on PS
    When meeting someone on Positive Single, don't make your STD the major topic of conversation. Let the person you have meet get to know you for who you are not what you ha ... For detail, click here.
  • Don't misrepresent yourself because of your condition
    It is so hard to get out there and meet new people, and it may seem overwhelming with our given condition, BUT! it is important to not misrepresent yourself, esp ... For detail, click here.
  • Don't reject a potential partner simply for a different STD.
    Don't be one who rejects a potential partner if he/she has everything you're looking for in a partner except that he/she carries a different STD than you do. This could be an ... For detail, click here.
  • Don't settle because others have the same condition
    If you meet someone and you click... there is chemistry... and you think that just because he or she has "the condition" that you have or similar, you are made for each ... For detail, click here.
  • Express our feelings without worrying about explaining our situations
    One of the biggest things on ones mind when having a STD, when meeting a person is how am I going to tell he/she that I have an STD. Sometimes we just don't pursue conve ... For detail, click here.
  • Firstly, do not be afraid to be honest (about test results). It's more common than most people think.
    Do your research first. Be prepared to answer any questions that might come up. The more you can clear up for your partner, the better. If at first they don't accep ... For detail, click here.
  • Four dating tips for STD people
    1. Be honest, but not brutally so --- you need to tell a date that you have herpes and give them enough time to absorb and think about the information before havi ... For detail, click here.
  • Four things to do after diagnosis
    1. After you are diagnosed take time off to evaluate yourself. You will feel all kinds of emotions( loneliness, disappointment, ashamed, etc). The best thing ... For detail, click here.
  • Getting involved with "Giftless" people
    Positive singles is a great way to start feeling normal again, meeting people that are going through or have gone through the initial scare of being on the other side of ... For detail, click here.
  • Give the person you are trying to be with the choice even if that means you may be rejected
    A guy that I had been checking out prior to my diagnosis finally had become available. We went out on a few dates and because we had associated as friends for a couple ye ... For detail, click here.
  • Go to a clinic and get tested together before anything happens.
    Even though you may meet someone online that claims to have the same STD you have, does not mean it is the "all clear" and the same precautions should not be taken. Many peop ... For detail, click here.
  • HIV honesty and knowledge
    So many people are knew to the HIV World and don't know how to approach talking to people about stuff like this. My experiences are that of talking to people and educati ... For detail, click here.
  • HPV - Just as important as everything else, no matter how common
    Sometimes you may feel like HPV is treated as almost a joke compared to other STD's. I say that because everyone has heard of the other STD's... HIV and Herpes in particu ... For detail, click here.
  • Have Fun and Relax
    My advice to someone who is going on a first date with someone who does or does not know about their STD status is to have fun, relax and enjoy spending time with the pe ... For detail, click here.
  • Herpes isn't the end of the world, in fact it can be completely the opposite, the start of a new you.
    Herpes isn't the end of the world, in fact, it can be completely the opposite, the start of a new you. Perhaps, previous to infection you have lived a less than healthy lif ... For detail, click here.
  • Honesty is important
    One thing that i think is really important when starting a potential relationship is to tell your partner about your std BUT at the right time.. Make sure you don't tell them ... For detail, click here.
  • Honesty is the foundation to a successful relationship
    It's not always easy but trust me I know the feeling. I'm in my early twenties single mom of 2 and attractive. And not to long ago I was told I had herpes and for a momen ... For detail, click here.

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