I was only on the site for a couple of days and we started to email each other. There were a lot of things about our personalities that made for a nice start for a friendship/relationship. We are meeting for the first
time this weekend and hopefully things will progress with us. I wanted to leave the site because I am not really interested in pursuing too many relationships because my life is full. I also only found three women who were even close to what I prefer. If this does not work out I will rejoin at a later date and see if anyone new has signed on. I found someone very nice using this site and I am very happy.
I'd be more than happy to share our story with you. I wasn't going to sign-up on for positive singles at the time I did. I was in-between jobs (just relocated to the Bay Area), so the timing certainly wasn't the best, but I felt that "you never know" (hence the screen name), so I did.
My boyfriend, Raul, was the first and only person I e-mailed on your site. His profile said much of what mine did in regards to our take on life, HIV, and relationships. As I tell him, I was "drawn" towards it somehow. The words he used was part of it, but that little voice inside me told me to go for it. Both of us wanted to be "wowed" by our next love...and we wanted it to be something that many only dream about or consider unattainable. We wanted to reach a higher level that ever previously experienced. We wanted to find "the one," our "soul mate." Raul actually thought his account had been taken down some two years ago (glad he was wrong) so my e-mail came as a surprise to him. He didn't "not want to not" respond to mine, so he did. He said that he had made plans to take 9 months off from dating altogether but said that perhaps a friendship might develop.
After a series of very long but wonderful e-mails back and forth over the course of several weeks, we decided to start chatting on-line. It was clear that more than a friendship was developing. We shared photos, videos, sound files, and after a few phone calls, realized we were falling for one another even though we hadn't yet met in person. After approximately 2 months after the first e-mail, Raul was flying down to L.A. to visit his family and get their opinions of those that matter to him most (mom, sister, best friend) regarding the person (me!) who seemed bent on making him change the whole idea of taking and time off whatsoever. He planned on focusing on every other aspect of life for 9 months other than dating. I was happy to ruin those plans, per se.
As did I, he felt he may have met "the one." He decided to fly me down to meet his family and best friend as well the same weekend he had already planned on going. He booked me a hotel room near LAX, figuring we could meet (again...for the first time in person!) at which time we could make an "adult decision" as to what to do that evening and for the rest of the weekend (so....no pressures).
Well....love at first site. Meeting each other in person only served to validate the feelings that had grown for one another over the two or so months leading to that moment. It was an absolutely surreal experience....meeting someone I had already been falling in love with...in person for the very first time. He did stay with me that night at the hotel room, and well...MAGIC (I'll leave it at that as we felt like a couple of gitty schoolboys). Everything...just as when on-line, was natural, effortless....wonderful.
Wow. So, I met his family and best friend in LA. My parents drove up and met us for brunch the next day. The in-laws loved the new additions to the family....a very good sign as we both value our families dearly. We had very little "alone time" that weekend, but we managed to squeeze in a few private moments at the beach right before my flight back home (he was to stay an additional day to spend with his mother as he had booked his trip before there was the plan for us to meet that weekend). As the sun set, we chatted about the feeling each of us had, and tied friendship anklets around each other's ankles, each making a wish while doing so. It was the most simple yet mind-blowing romantic evenings of my life. While we had not yet said "I love you" to each other....the feelings were clearly there. Since we had so little one-on-one time that weekend and simply could not wait to see one anther again, we spent the following weekend together. Unfortunately he had moved an hour away prior to our meeting on-line, or I doubt we could have let a week go without seeing one another again.
We did our usual chatting on-line, on the phone, and texting as we counted down the days until it became hours for our second in-person meeting. That Friday night, while sharing some intimate moments with each other, we said what we had already known to one another, "I love you." It was whole, sincere, honest, true "I love you" each of us has experienced (we've both had several long-term relationships....all paling in comparison should we dare try). You asked about marriage? It's something I've always dreamed of and for the first time, see as likely. As far as Raul goes, he said with his wish upon giving me the friendship anklet is that when it eventually falls off (which means your wish is then suppose to come true), he wants to marry me. Ok....I'd continue with the story...but my happy tears right now are streaming down my cheek and I'm at work!
As you can see....here's our happy beginning. I can't say, "ending," as I believe so much more is ahead for the both of us. Thank you so much for enabling to meet this most extraordinarily person. I absolutely love and adore him and will be forever grateful for him being in my life.
I was on PS one day in early 2008. I noticed this handsome man that lived near me. We started winking back and forth for awhile. I decided to become a gold member so I could really get to know him better. We hit it off right away. We had so much in common and could talk for hours. A few months later we decided to have our first date. It was on June 27th of 2008. It almost felt like we had known each other forever. We had a great time, and I never wanted it to end. I am so happy to have met such a wonderful man. We moved in together at the end of July 2010. It has been like a fairytale. We are planning our wedding now and plan on getting married in mid 2011. I hope that others can find a true love such as mine. Good luck to you all.
My match and I corresponded for about a month via email, text message, and phone chat regularly. I currently reside in Plattsburgh NY so we decided to take the leap of faith and have him fly directly to my residence. It was almost like going on a blind date when picking him up at the airport. I was feeling nervous, anxious, excited, and hopeful all at the same time! From the moment I saw him I knew that my search had come to an end. We spent a wonderful weekend with one another and saying goodbye turned out to be the last thing we wanted to do. We have mutually decided that we would leave the site because we have found what we were looking for. We are learning how to cope with being 12 hours away but it is working out very well thus far! We plan to see each other as much as possible and have discussed my plans when graduating in may. We plan to move to the same place whether it be here or there. To me it doesn't matter because he is so worth it! People may think I'm crazy for feeling this way so soon but when your heart is telling you yes, I believe you should follow that feeling. I have never been happier and I'm already counting down the days until we meet again. We have so much in common..he is my breath of fresh air! Thank you for this site..it has really changed me and my outlook on life and love.
I joined this site this past december when I came across it when I googled " dating with Hsv". I checked out the site and realized there was a whole world of people with it and made me realize I wasn't alone.
I didn't really have any intentions when I first joined it. I didn't know what I would get out of the site. I wrote a forum December 13th in it I wrote " I do believe everything happens for a reason and i'm hoping maybe I got this and will find someone else with it? the person I was supposed to possibly be with in the end." December 20th john wrote to me. He lived in virginia beach at the time but was originally born and raised in New york. He moved 5 years prior being in the navy. He was writing to me saying how he was driving up that day to new york to see his family for christmas and would love to meet. We texted his whole drive up and talked on the phone the first night but I was still scared to meet up with him. I had never done this online dating thing and would joke with him saying how he might be a 50 year old axe murderer for all I know. He left a week later to go home, i didn't see him that trip. Even after he went back to virginia he would write to me here and there always trying to talk. I never really understood I would think to myself " why wont this guy give up" lol. The end of april he came back down and asked to meet up with me. He was seeing family in the city and I was going to be in the city with friends so I wasn't as nervous to meet him. When I first saw him I couldn't stop smiling. We had a great first night together, we couldn't stop holding each other. That night is when I think my life really started. He came up again the end of may and june to the end of august I pretty much lived with him in Virginia, We couldn't be without each other. He is out of the navy now and moved back to new york last month and is living with his parents to catch up but we plan to move in together. It's like we pretty much already do were together 5 days a week.
He is the love of life, my one true love. We have everything in common. We like the same shows, playing games,music, our personalities are the same and so much more. He is my boyfriend and my best friend. I know that he is the man that I am going to marry and will be the father to my children. We talk about all of that and every day that goes by I know brings us closer together. If it wasn't for positive singles I never would have met him. I believe that I got what i did just so that I could meet john. Out of all the thousands of people on this site for me to meet only him and have everything in common with and even have him grow up where my father grew up I think means something. He is my soul mate and I thank this site for that because I couldn't imagine my life without him.
I did meet someone, and the first date was so good, that we are having a second date. It was really a fluke too because she was not a paying member, and she just winked at me. I read her profile, and she just recently was diagnosed with HSV, and was just trying to figure things out. I just offerred to listen, and we ended upmeeting for a date. So I guess I was rewarded for a good deed. Thanks.
He had "favorite" some other women, but emailed me as soon as he saw my profile. I was the first person he emailed. He was the first person I wanted to meet. I have never limited my dating to others with my condition, but it was so nice to meet someone who understood without having to have "the talk".
We talked on the phone after several email exchanges, and found out that we have many more important things in common. We went to dinner, and have been together ever since. This is the best relationship I've ever had. We are getting married next Fall.
And we are have a baby girl! I never thought I would fine the perfect man! I can deffininty say he is perfect in every way! We emailed each other for 5 monrhs! Met up for coffee the rest is history! We had the perfect wedding two months ago! And now our bundle of joy is on the way! I would like to thank god for blessing me with him
I was searching in Texas and Ariz since I thought about moving to Ariz. Anyway, I currently live in Texas but being retired its easy to move.
I like most just search for a mate with a photo. Sure I wanted a nice looking mate so kept looking for a woman that had a photo posted. Well, after a while I switch my plan and looked for a woman that described herself as nice looking and thin. I asked for a photo and she sent one. I had several posted so she liked what she saw and I did to so we had a good start.
After writing for two weeks we talked on the phone then I made a trip to Ariz. We hit it off real good. We are both good people and are honest. Once, one month, we felt good about our chances together we got on stopped our subscription. We really like each other a lot and are planning a life, long relationship together in Ariz.
I am real happy with this site. Thank you for such a good product. Without it I would not have found my mate.
Gene and I met on the site last November. We corresponded online for a month before we met for our first date. We had an instant connection that has only gotten stronger during the past 9 months that we've been dating. We really took the time to get to know each other which I think has been the main reason our love is so strong. We are truly a perfect match for each other and I am so blessed to have finally found happiness in the best relationship I've ever been in. As far as future plans go, only time will tell, but I'm confident that I've found the person that will be my partner through the rest of this life :)
I've met some great girls on this site over a period of about 4 years, but it is time I let the site go. I've met a wonderful girl on here that I've been seeing and falling in love with for 9 months. It is for this reason that I am happy to say Bye Bye to positive singles and thank you.
I have never been into the long distance dating thing, but sometimes you have to take the chance otherwise you never know. It was such a random act that brought us together, but what we both found together is far from random. We are still living in two separate states (I'm in Southern California, he's in Colorado), but with video skype, phones, texts and as frequent as possible visits we make it work. It's all about communication and we had a month and a half to just talk before we met. I'm planning on moving to Colorado next year and can't wait to be around him every day.
I'm so grateful to this site and the people I have met. It took a emotionally and pyschologically devastating situation and turned it into a wonderful thing. Thank you so much!!
I have found the love of my life! I want to thank Positive Singles for helping me because the joy in my heart is like nothing I have never known! Being positive has been a battle and a blessing...I appreciate life more than many others never
will...I love deeper, I learn more, I experience the wonders of life in ways that I never thought I would! He has made the wait SO worthwhile and I will spend the rest of my life making him the happiest man in the world! May God bless all of you for this wonderful site..THANK YOU!!!
The surprising thing is, we only talked for a couple of days before deciding to meet! We met at the end of march. We went out for a great dinner and called it a night after sitting there talking for hours. I left my first date with him feeling like a kid in high school again. I have to say just due to the amount of chemistry and the conversation that took place over dinner, I was leaving the date counting down till the next time I would get the chance to hear from him and see him. He text me after we left telling me how he felt like a kid again and how excited he was and how much he liked me.
The texting conversation became more detailed about the interest we both had for each other and how excited we were about it and how we couldnt wait to see each other again. The conversation lasted about a half hour until we couldnt take it any longer.. we both agreed that date shouldn't have ended so we decided to meet up again that night for a movie night at my home. I know this is dangerous and silly me, I shouldn't have... but lucky me.... all ended well and I'm glad I had him over that night. I walked him to the door at the end of the night, for the second time, I told him goodbye. We said goodnight, and I closed the door. It was late so when he left I headed to get ready for bed. I heard a slight noise at my door and decided to see what it was. There he stood, my heart began to beat fast. I opened the door, he asked if he was lucky enough for a second date! I smiled as big as I could and told him yes. Again, we had a long texting conversation that lasted a long time about how much we liked each other. We ended up seeing each other a couple more times that week. He showed up at my door for date #2 with a dozen red roses. OOhhh my, my heart was beating so fast and the butterfly's in my tummy were out of control.
It was the best feeling. We decided to move quickly, feeling that every move was the right one. We decided to move into a relationship status a week after we met. He moved in with me about 2 months after we met. We both agree that within the first 5 minutes of our first date, we were perfect for each other. We fell in love quickly. Yes, there is talk about marriage. We know that some day it will happen. As far as when? I am not sure. He says he is saving for a ring. I think a proposal is in the future for sure, and if money would allow, it would probably already have happened. I cant imagine life without him. We have been together a little over 5 months, but it feels like we have known each other for a lifetime. Us, is a great thing and would never have been possible if it wasn't for positive singles. It would never have happened if I wouldn't have paid for the site. He couldn't afford it and I just barely could. I knew my chances of meeting someone was slim to none if I didn't pay for the site. So, I scrounged up some change and paid for it. Those penny's I rubbed together to pay for the site were my lucky penny's.
I wish everyone was able to afford the site because I know they would all have a chance at love and happiness too. Its all a matter of what people can and cannot afford. I know the site has to make money. Its just unfortunate it is so expensive because there are alot of good people out there waiting on their special someone that doesn't have 2 pennys to rub together to pay for the site and they are truly missing out on such a special site and opportunity. I wish everyone on the site the best luck! I thank you positivesingles for making it possible for me and my love to find each other! Now, its time to start my special future with my special someone!
Just letting everyone on this site know that there IS hope, and that there IS love out there for us. I found the love of my life on January 31st, 2010, after a small wink! So yea, just hang in there and love will find you!
I met a really great guy on this site. Maybe it was just coincidence that his profile was the first one to pop up during my search and that he actually responded to my email, but whatever it was I am glad it happened. We dated for a while and unfortunately he decided he is not in a place in his life where he wants a girlfriend. However, we are really close. If anything he gave me hope that I can still date and be normal. Maybe one day we will be together but for now we are taking it as it comes and enjoying eachothers company. If nothing comes from this I at least know I have a terrific friend.
Met on the site - initially just a poke, as in he, poked me. We corresponded for a while and I asked for a picture which he sent to me. Looked a nice guy and had a lovely dog!! We met eventually at a local pub, then again two days later he came over to where I live. We got on great from the start but he had reservations because I was eight years younger.
He actually then broke it off for that very reason and I was really sad but then a few weeks later he left a present on my door step with no note and I knew it was from him. I went to find him and we had a lovely evening but following this, he still insisted that the age gap was too big but to cut a long story short, we have put all that behind us and we are seeing one another on an almost daily basis.
We are both totally smitten and it is just lovely to be with someone and the reason for us being on the site in the first place, just does not figure. Infant, it never even crosses our minds!
I am very happy with your site, and I am certainly pleased and gratified about the result. Thank you very much.
We corresponded about a week before meeting. I sent my first email on July 10, heard back on July 11, and after quite a few emails and calls, we met on July 18. The nature of our exchanges made us both feel comfortable and confident about our first meeting.
We met for lunch at a Cracker Barrel about midway between where we live. We spent more time at nearby locations walking and talking.
We don't have play for marriage. at our age and with our previous experiences and current outlook, marriage is not specifically in our plans. At this time, we feel that we belong together and are optimistic about staying together.
I started this site feeling VERY SKEPTICAL. I met a very wonderful woman who truly makes me happy. She is everything I have ever wanted and with any luck, this just may end up being the love of my life. I have never met someone so "in tune" with me as a person. I cherish every conversation that we have, and can't wait to call her the next day so that I can hear her wonderful voice.
Although the distance between us is significant (around 3 hour drive) it is not going to stop me from pursuing possibly the best thing that has ever happened to me. Because we share this disease we were able to understand each other and formed a very fast connection.
She is an amazing, beautiful, funny, smart and charming woman who has captured my heart in a very short time frame. I look forward to every hug, kiss and conversation that we have. Thank you POSITIVE SINGLES for showing me that they aren't "all the same." She is amazing and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me such a fabulous opportunity at LOVE. It is still very early but I have faith.
With Great appreciation,
I met a girl named Nickie. She is the most wonderful caring person I have ever known. At first I was a little apprehensive because she is 18 yrs younger than me so I tried to fight the urge to contact her. After a few weeks I couldn’t fight it anymore because every time I looked at her pictures and read her profile I felt more and more desire to know her. At first we talked for a few times and I liked her a lot, we had everything in common with each other. Then I didn’t hear back from her for over a week and figured like many others that after a few talks or messages I would never hear back again. One day my phone rang, it was her, so you never know how it’s going to happen. We are so much the same person, two peas in a pod, it’s amazing. After several one sided relationships, never did I think there was a soul mate for me in this world. The connection between us is so strong we both knew right away that it was going to be really special. It took me a while but I found her on this site. Definitely worth being a Gold Member. If you see someone you like, don’t be shy, email them right away. You never know.
Nickie and I are passionately in love and will be forever! Thank you so much.