YOU ARE NOT ALONE
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When you've been diagnosed with an STD, it can easily feel like you are all alone. Whether you've recently contracted an infection, or you've had one for a long time, the stigma and shame associated with having an STD can be incredibly isolating. It's not unusual to feel like no one else in the world understands what you're going through. However, the statistics tell us that is simply not the case.
There are literally millions and millions of people who have contracted an STD. There are also millions who go on to live productive, happy, and healthy lives. You can too. We know this, because there are over one and a half million members on the Positive Singles website and app.
But how do you start finding people like you? Is there a safe way to connect? How do you find community, support, and connection when you're living with something that no one talks about?
Luckily, you've come to the right place. We know that sounds overly optimistic, and we understand the skepticism. You're wondering, "how is it possible to start meeting people and dating again when I am living with an STD?" or, "Will anyone be interested in starting a relationship with me?" and maybe even, "Will anyone be able to see past my infection to who I really am?" The answer is, it is possible to meet people, start dating, and find people who see more than just your STD, and we have the tools to help you get there.
It's important to remember, you are still the same person with the same worth, and your STD does not have to define you. We know that sounds easier said than done, so that's why we've created a platform to help you get started again.
Positive Singles offers STD dating blogs, chat rooms, a live dating advisor, treatment stories, access to care locations, and so much more. With over 1.5 million members who are STI dating, you will find that you are not alone, and that STDs impact all different people from all over the world.
If you're in the US, you're in especially good company, with over 1 million STD singles coming from the United States. Some of our top states are California, Florida, Texas, and New York, but we have members in every state and in almost every major city.
Our members also have different kinds of STDs and self-declare their statuses through their private online profiles, so you'll always know where everyone stands. However, we're also big fans of having a safer sex and sexual health conversation anyways, because everyone gets tested at different times and uses different methods to reduce their risks. We care about your health and our members' health, even while you're dating with an STD.
You can also choose how much or how little you disclose in your profile. You determine how you prefer to interact with members and what tools feel safest for you, and you can change or cancel your membership at any time.
One thing's for sure, though, after joining Positive Singles, you will be among friends. Some of the infections we see most often from our members are herpes, HIV, and HPV, but more than 10% of our members have other STDs too. Whether you have an infection that is short-term, long-term, or permanent, you can find STD dating, resources, support, and a community of people who understand how it feels to be diagnosed with an STD.
No matter your location or age, we have members who you can connect with, and it might surprise you to learn that our biggest age demographic is folks between the ages of 35 and 50 at 45% of membership, with 18-34 coming in second at 32%, and the over 50 crowd at a respectable 23%.
Having an STD doesn't have to be isolating, and it certainly doesn't have to ruin your opportunity to make friends and to meet new partners. Starting to date again after getting diagnosed with an STD is scary at first, but with the Positive Singles website and app, you can choose your own pace. Some folks love specific services we offer and come back again and again for resources and those connections while others build a dating profile and begin reaching out to people they're interested in right away. It's all up to you.
Your information is always kept 100% private and will never be shared without your express permission. We even have a quick exit feature if you're ever in a situation where you are worried about someone seeing your browser or peeking over your shoulder. We understand the need for privacy and safety. That is why we built this safe space – a community of people who understand - with you in mind, because we know how few resources are available, and we want to be the ones to help change that.
You won't know how good it feels to be social and to be interacting with other people who understand your experience until you start. Setting up a profile and registering are all free. Once you get established and start to make connections, you can decide if a membership on an STD dating site is right for you.
84% of our members with herpes are in the United States. Some of our most popular US states are California, Texas, and Florida, but there are members in every state and country. There's always going to be someone close to you who you can choose to connect with. So, your connections and relationships can become more than just virtual. Where your membership takes you is entirely up to you and how you would like to use our services. Read more...
Our HIV members are 25.5% female and 74.5% male, 70% live in the US, with the greatest majority coming from California, Florida, New York, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Ohio. In other words, you are far from alone. You can have a meaningful relationship. And we are here to help you find one. With easy access to your membership, you can access our website on the go and nurture connections you find with us.Read more...
Whether you are new to the online dating world of positive singles or if you are looking for a better way to connect with likeminded people, there is much to consider before you jump. For example, did you know that 10% of our HPV positive members are from the USA? Or perhaps you want to know how many of our members are male and female. We have a total of 29.5% female members and 70.5% male members with HPV. Transparency is important to us! Read more...