There are groups for all types of interests, including LGBTQ, S&M, Age-Group Segments, Christians, Asians, People of Color, and You-Name-It.
Others just come out and say “Herpes” or “HSV ”, “HSV-1” or “HSV-2” in their ads.
Many people prefer to wait until a relationship looks like it might become intimate before disclosing their herpes status.
People with HPV, HSV-1, HSV-2, HIV, Hepatitis, and other STDs are served in the same searchable profile database, so you can select just to see profiles with HSV-1 and/or HSV-2 or HPV.
Positive is one of the more expensive herpes dating services, but a lot of people sign up because there are many more profiles for people with herpes than any other site.
It offers herpsters the opportunity to communicate with others via email, winks, IM (instant messenger), chat rooms and forums. There are a few other active herpes dating sites and apps, but to our knowledge, the ones listed here have the most members.
Many cities and regions all over the world have herpes social groups which have social events and activities where members can make friends in a safe and welcoming community.
Some people place the numbers “437737” in their ads or in their searches to find others with Herpes.
“437737” are the numbers on your telephone keypad that correspond with the letters in “HERPES”.
Although these groups are NOT dating services and are primarily for making new friends, many people do meet others who they end up dating, even getting married and having kids.
Please see our page for state-by-state, country by country links for Herpes Social Groups.
Since most people are unaware that they have herpes, they are not taking any precautions, and are more likely to spread it.