Just found someone. Thanks for everything! here's the secret. I skipped all the "winking" stuff. I saw her profile, I liked it, and I cut her a short email to tell her so. It turns out she was getting dozens of winks (maybe more) every day. They just became white noise after awhile. The email stood out. We exchanged probably a half-dozen emails, then spoke on the phone, found some things in common, and decided to meet. No point in putting that off very long, I guess.
We were supposed to meet at a coffee house, but when it was closed, she suggested dinner. (That gave her time to realize that I was not some creeper.) We've been dating nearly five months, marriage hasn't really been discussed, but it's not off the table.
I met a person through the website that I want to date exclusively. It's funny that I had only been on the website for less than 2 weeks and I am already leaving because I met someone through it. After having 2 very long conversations on the phone and probably 50 texts exchanged back and forth, Jared got the day off from work and decided to drive an hour to where I practice and play golf (he is a golfer as well). There was an instant attraction and after spending 7 hours together at the golf course, he decided to move our dinner plans that were set for the next night up to that night. Since meeting we have spent at least 2 hours every day together...and he is definitely worth the 30 min drive. I can't predict the future because we have only been seeing each other 5 days, but I know that the feeling is mutual about wanting to exclusively date each other and we have already talked about potential plans 4 months down the road....I've never had so much in common with someone else and I have never felt this way right away after seeing someone less than a week....thank you PositiveSingles!!!
astra23 is got a very good contact with emergencyroom, taking one step at a time. we have a positive same side direction. its been great to be on the sight even made friends, out of the united kingdom. best wishes to every one in the sight, many thanks to the positive singles team.
keep up the good work, you have been great thumbs up!
We corresponded for just over a month before meeting; the reason being that he was living in Nova Scotia and I live in Ottawa, Ontario. We had an immediate and intense connection within the first few emails/chats, and we both knew that we had something very special. The only way to confirm what we were thinking/feeling was to meet in person to see if it all translated....
He had already been planning a move to Vancouver, BC before we began emailing/talking, so we arranged to meet in Ottawa as he drove across Canada on his move. He arrived on February 27th, 2010....and he's still here (he was only supposed to stay for the weekend) and we're living together (well, we have been since the day he arrived...lol).
He's amazing and I've never been happier in my life...I could never have dreamt such a perfect man (for me) was 'out there'...especially after a very unhappy 19 year marriage, and even more so after I discovered I had HSV2 less than a year ago. Everything happens for a reason and I am so incredibly thankful, every single day, that I had the 'guts' to send my handsome man an email on your site. Thank you for providing such a much needed service to us socially disadvantaged daters...it has made my life so much more rewarding than I could have ever imagined.
BTW...there has been talk of marriage...
I met my new partner on your website. We corresponded for a few weeks before meeting for dinner at a local restaurant. Since then, things have been going amazingly well. We have connected on a level which I have never
before experienced. It is truly an amazing experience which I will never forget. We have talked about the future and the possibility of marraige however, it is still a little too early to say that we are engaged. Hoping for the best though, we are amazingly connected.
Hi .... It's early days for us but so far our story goes like this..... we occasionally gave each other a wink since about August 2009 but only emailed each other in March this year. Then we spoke via msn regularly for a few weeks and also phone calls. We do not live near each other so meeting in person took a while to organize as we are both busy people. There seemed to be no rush from my point of view as Andy made me feel very secure from day one. The one thing I feel helped us was that we met on your site and as 'honesty' was the most important thing to me if i was going to try becoming partnered again, Andy had my respect from the start. Anyway once we met in Adelaide I think it was a 'love at first bite' lol, scenario and we now plan to spend as much time together as possible. We have planned another 3 days together this week. Anything is possible for the future and we are both very confident that we are right for each other. A bad situation for us both as individuals(the hsv2), has resulted in us meeting each other and finding possible life long happiness and contentment. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Positive Singles for helping. I will keep you posted.
We met mid-January online and chatted for a couple of weeks before we met in person.
He actually invited me over and we ordered pizza on our first date
We had some connections that were a bit unnerving - he'd lived in the same town in TN as my cousins, he'd been married to a woman who went to college in VA where I moved from, we both liked the same obscure Glen Campbell song, my birthday is the day before his birthday, his cousin lives in Charlotte NC and I had lived there before moving to VA, he loves history and Civil War stuff like me, he was restoring a 100 year old house and my family is doing the same thing in NC - the list goes on and on!
He is exactly was I was looking for - a man's man, but someone with a gentle side.
We haven't talked about marriage, but moving in together in on the horizon and we are looking @ homes now.
Wish me luck and love and thank you for bringing us together! XO
I remember the day I found out I had HSV-2. I felt empty. I felt alone. My life seemed to be crashing down all around me. Any sense of normality was lost.
How could I date again? Who could I talk to? So many questions raced through my mind day in and day out. Then I found PositiveSingles.com.
I took advantage of the free registration and began looking around. I read tips and advice pieces, and I looked at profiles and blogs.
The more I read, the more that empty feeling inside of me filled up. Suddenly I didn't feel so isolated. In fact, I realized that so many others are in the same boat. I was uplifted.
PositiveSingles.com helped turn my life around. I owe my newfound optimism to them. PositiveSingles.com is a great, helpful site and if you've found yourself in the unfortunate situation of carrying an STD, fear not. Sign up, look around, and feel welcome. There are many of us and PositiveSingles.com provides a great opportunity to connect.
I am currently with profile Bikerman2000. We started chatting via email on 31st May ,2009 after he sent me a wink. He had no photo on his profile and I asked him for one. He was/is a complete PC novice and couldn't get one on so told me thank you and goodbye!
However something, I dont know what, in his profile and emails kept me going and I said that I would still like to chat. We emailed and then started talking after a week by phone, by which time he had managed to send me a photo. It's not one of his best but it didn't put me off! We did arrange to meet on a Sunday in June but it didn't happen as I forgot that I had promised to collect friends from Heathrow that day. He quite understandably was a bit cheesed off and we didn't talk for a few weeks. I was disappointd but thought on well.
In the meantime he went on holiday with his children (and ex-wife!) During the holiday he sent me an email from an internet cafe, apologising for being a 'prat' and asking if I would agree to talk again once he returned. He told me afterwards that it was the worst holiday as he was regretting not being more understanding about my reason for not meeting and thinking that he had lost me forever.
I didn't pick up the email for 2 weeks, during which time he says he was on tenterhooks and sweating. He had put his mobile number in the email again and when I did see it eventually on 10th July, I did ring him straight away.
We finally met two days later, a place near me but an hour's drive for him, and our first thoughts on seeing each other were wow! We are both the complete opposite of our previous partners, we both admit that we would never have thought we would have fallen for our 'types' but we love each other very much and although there are some hurdles to over come (acceptance by his children that he has moved on the main one, my children love him) we have made plans for the future and we will make sure they happen.
Thank you so much Positive Singles! My story is short but sweet. My special friend, as I will call him, and I corresponded for approximately 2 weeks before we decided to finally meet.
Our first meeting was in a public restaurant called Rockfish. Yesterday I remembered that he had previously told me that he liked to try new places to eat but fish was not high on his list of favorite foods and "I" chose Rockfish for ours first meeting. Oops! It worked out though, he ordered chicken. LOL Needless, even though we didn't click right away, we both kept trying and today I can't imagine my life without him.
There are no plans at this time for marriage but we are in a committed relationship. Even if there never are marriage plans, I believe that I have met a friend for life. A secret from me to you, I certainly hope there is a lot more to come for me on him.
I wish for everyone out there who desires a committed relationship that you find someone who makes you as happy as the one I have found. And that's my story....thus far.
Well I met sunnydaydrmz on here when I arrived to NYC for a 13 weeks nursing contract. We met on 4/10/10, and have gone out on 5 dates since! lol. It's really nice to be upfront, right from the start about "the gift". Knowing that if there is any rejection, it will not come from informing the person about "the gift". Really makes dating ALOT easier. Well wish me luck.
I have to say, you guys are really upping the info on the site. The "how many years affected" part is really nice to see. It reinforces that we are not alone. Thanks.
I did meet someone on this site and we dated for about 9 months but he was not ready for a serious committment. I am now happily involved in a long-term relationship with another man who I meet on another website.
Thanks for providing a forum for people who have STD's. It made it easier to re-enter the dating world 7 find the man I was looking for.
This is my Love story.....
I have first corresponded with the Brazilian Lady from the Positive Single site in April 2009.She did come to England not to see me but to work at first and we did still keep in touch. She is working in Walls.
She did come to visit me in London last September and i been to see her and from there Love has developed. No plan to get married but plan to live together when she finish her training.
Your site is fabulous and keep to the good work. A thousand thanks.
We met on Positivesingles.com. He lives in Memphis, and I live in Dallas, so about 2 or 3 weeks of talking on the phone I drove to meet him in Memphis for the first time, to watch him play lacrosse. We hit it off right away.
He has decided to move to Dallas in July. We both feel that there is a real chance of this being the one, but haven't talked about marriage in the near future, though we both know thats what we will want eventualy. Thank you Positivesingles. With out you I would have never met such an amazing person.
I guess I never really gave any thought to whether or not there may be a dating site, I just thought of support groups. I did not let herpes keep me from dating whomever, but I think there is a practical side to dating from our community. I've known for over two years, and he only knew for six months. I emailed Nick a few days before my month ended and got a response the same day. We met on Christmas the day my membership expired. Everyone says we were matched so well. I wish I knew about this site when I found out that I had herpes. It would've been so much easier.
I have met someone on the site and am now dating them. He was a gold member and emailed me first. I liked his profile so we started chatting. We emailed roughly every other day for 2 - 3 months then finally agreed to meet. We live 2 hours from each other me so decided it was fair to meet half way on neutral ground. We met in Crewe at the train station and went for a few drinks and hit it off. It's still early days but we meet every weekend and things are going really well.
Tps, I think even if you’re not a member you should still be able to view all the photos on someone’s profile and wink as much as you want.
I messeged a women on here by the screen name infectedfuture. Neither of us thought we could find love. We found on our first date that we had many things in common. It didn't take us long to fall head over heals in love. We are thankful for positivesingles bringing us together. =)
Comments from netgeek37:
There is no way in my eyes for you to improve. You helped me find my true love.
Who knew that having an STD could lead you to your perfect match? After winks and e-mails, we started talking on the phone and have done so every day for a couple of months! We had our first date the day before Valentine's Day-how romantic! We have been together and very happy ever since:)
Last week I created a generic profile on positive singles. I was nervous as this was the first time I've done anything like this. It was very generic with no information that might identify that it was me. The first day I received an email from a person whose background sounded very familiar. Turns out it was Keith, the one who got away! We dated previously and havent' seen or vistited each other in over three years. We visited via email for four days and have decided to give it another go! It was meant to be.
I was very skeptical but was happily proven wrong! We met on here a year ago next month, and been dating ever since. No one makes me laugh like he does, and when i'm not with him i miss him. I'm so glad i joined this site or i might have never met him!