Herpes Dating Is Possible...We Even Encourage It.
Dating life does not end after a herpes diagnosis unless YOU want it to. Sure, there are some drawbacks and you may even experience some setbacks but herpes is not the end of the world. Millions of people go on to live normal lives, get married, have kids…you get the idea.
Believe it or not but there are some really awesome people out there who have herpes (Ahem, looking at you). We know this because it is one of the major things our members have in common. They come from all backgrounds and professions. Some choose to only date others with herpes while others venture out and date regular, everyday people. Anything is possible and we are here to help you along the way. At the very least, your confidence may get a boost after you see all of the wonderful people inside. We are responsible for many friendships, relationships and quite a few marriages. That is what we do and what we are here for. In all fairness, we enjoy seeing happy faces an so do the other members.
Herpes Dating - Well, This Is Awkward.
Not many, who are reading this, ever thought they would be. Yet, here we are and it may be awkward. The road probably wasn’t easy. Herpes has its own unique set of emotions, thoughts and setbacks that the average person couldn’t begin to comprehend. Pat yourself on the back, throw up a virtual high-five or otherwise congratulate yourself, as you see fit. A simple nod will also do. You’ve done well.
1000’s of people come here for the same reasons and have made the decision to join. Yes, it may be awkward at first but for most that feeling is quickly replaced by a sense of relief and acceptance. A great number of friends have been made here, lots of relationships have blossomed and we have quite a few marriages that have come about from people who never thought it would happen to them. Are you next?
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You Are Not Alone. A LOT of People Have Herpes And Date.
The percentage of people living with herpes is thought to be at least 1 in 5 people. That is a LOT of people! Literally, millions of people are living with herpes and living their lives. The hard part is finding them all if that is the route you want to go. You could announce to the world that you have herpes and are looking for a date but most people will opt for something more subtle. Herpes dating is as easy or difficult as you want it to be. 30 years ago there was no internet or herpes dating sites. Trying to date with herpes was a LOT more difficult then.
Herpes Is Something You Have, Not What Defines You.
Herpes does not define you. It is just something you have. Herpes isn’t part of you or who you are as a person. Tomorrow, you are going to wake up, get dressed and go on about your day just like every other day. You are still the mother, father, son daughter, best friend or somebody’s smile that you were before herpes. Remember this when it comes to herpes dating. Never sell yourself short or settle. Of course, we just may have your perfect compliment inside HWerks who is looking for you, too. You never know.
What Do People With Herpes Look Like?
People with herpes look like you, us, him or her over there. They look like regular people because they are. You interact with people living with herpes every day unless you live on a remote island, somewhere. They are doctors, professors, cashiers or the guy delivering your package from Amazon. They are not all strangers. The odds are that you already know people who are living with herpes. They could include your close friend or relative. Herpes does not care who you are, what you look like or where you come from. It does not discriminate.
Yes, You Need To Inform Your Partner.
“Hmmm. I think I am going to try to get herpes today,” said no one…ever. The vast majority of people living with herpes were not given a choice. One day, they woke up and that day their lives were changed, forever. Don’t be that person. You are better than that. Tell them you have herpes. This is also known as “Giving the talk” and yes, it will probably be a difficult conversation to have. For this reason, many people choose to only date others with herpes.
Don't Tell Them Right Before Sex...Oh, By The Way.
Despite unscrupulous companies claiming the contrary, there is no cure for herpes. A condom and suppressive therapy may lessen the odds but it is not guaranteed. If you have herpes, own it and accept the very real consequences that it can bring. There is a time and place for telling a potential partner about your having herpes. In the heat of passion and right before sex is not that time. Dating with herpes does have it’s unique set of rules and responsibilities. Hey, we never said herpes dating would be easy.
The Right People Will Accept You. The Wrong May Not.
Everybody, at some point in their life. has been turned down or rejected. How you handle that rejection is what separates you from the next person. If you are worth your salt, as we think you are, you don’t give up or quit. When life catches you off-guard, you regroup and persevere. Dating with herpes is the same concept except the punches can hurt deeper. The right people will look past herpes and see the awesome person you know you are. Sure, you may hit the speed bumps of life along the way but if you keep moving forward, you will eventually get to where you are going.
Herpes Dating Doesn't Mean You Both Need To Have It.
Your perfect partner could be out there and they might not have herpes. That special person could choose to accept you for you. Dating with herpes does not mean your dating pool is restricted only to those with herpes. Sure, it may involve some unique circumstances and a few hurdles but it’s a big pond and there is room for everybody. The great thing about joining HWerks is the awkwardness of having “The Talk” is off the table. While you don’t have to date people with herpes, we are here if you want to. It is entirely possible that your perfect partner does have herpes and is inside waiting to meet you.
A Cold Sore is Not The Good Herpes. It Is Still Herpes.
A cold sore is oral herpes, most commonly known as HSV1. It is, by far, the most common. Oral HSV2 is extremely rare. How rare? There are no known cases of it, rare. HSV1, on the other hand, isn’t so picky and will reside in both places. Herpes can be passed by a cold sore. Yes, it’s a real thing. Luckily, the majority of the population has oral HSV1. Just be extra cautious when that cold sore rears its ugly head and know the risks.
Now Is The Time. Put Yourself Out There. Up Your Game.
Dating is hard enough. Dating with herpes is even harder. To make the transition easier, use herpes as an excuse to improve you. Use it as the motivation to quit smoking, buy a gym membership or anything else to present a better version of you to the world. Just do something. Do it out of spite if you have to and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. A happy, healthy you is a better you. A better you is more likely to attract the person you deserve.
Be The Difference. Join HWerks Today.
Make somebody your smile or you can be theirs. Your special somebody or best friend could be a member already or read this weeks later and think, “Yes. It’s time.” We offer a lifetime membership so there is no hurry or expiration date. There are plenty of things to do and people to meet until then. Every day, people will read this and make the choice to join HWerks. For many of those, their lives will be changed. You could be that person somebody special is waiting for.