Best Herpes Dating Sites

 


 

Dating Site Statistics

 

These statistics represent the reality of online dating. If you are on this page it means that you are probably considering a herpes dating site. Herpes dating sites want you to believe that for $29.99 a month they can solve all of your dating and relationship problems. Unfortunately, this is just not true.

 

Here are the biggest drawbacks with using herpes dating sites to meet someone.

 

There just aren't that many people to choose from on a herpes dating site

The largest of these sites has around 70,000 registered users. But that is the number of REGISTERED users. The number of active users is actually much smaller. You will find many profiles on these sites from people who have not logged on for years. Also, if you consider that all of the active users are spread across the country you end up with only a handful of people who live nearby. If you do not live near a major city you are going to find it very difficult to find someone.

 

It is difficult to tell if someone is going to click with you by just looking at their profile

Here is what I mean. Lets say that you meet someone at work who you find attractive. It is very easy to interact with this person throughout the day and observe their personality. If you spend time with them it is very easy to tell if they are funny, romantic, thoughtful, witty or whatever other quality you find attractive. This is impossible to do on a dating site and is the biggest drawback to dating online. You are forced to screen people on dating sites using qualities such as race, income, religion, height, hair color, body type, and education. These qualities are really of no use in determining whether someone is going to be compatible with you.

 

Herpes dating sites are really no more effective than any other way of meeting people

The following table lists the most common ways of meeting someone.

 

Where People Met Their Current Partner Percent
Work 18%
Through Friends 14%
School 14%
Bar / Club 8%
Social Gathering With Friends 8%
Arranged Meeting / Blind Date 4%
Through Family Members 4%
Place Of Worship 4%
Online Dating Service 3%
Neighbors / From The Neighborhood 3%

 

You are 25 times more likely to meet someone at work, at school, or through friends and family than you are by using a herpes dating site

 

The real issue here is that genital herpes changes the ways that people date and form new relationships.

Here are the fears that can get in the way of pursuing a relationship:

  1. Fear of not knowing how or when to tell someone about your infection
  2. Fear of what they will think of you and how will they react when you do tell them
  3. Fear of being rejected
  4. Fear that they will tell others about your infection
  5. Fear of spreading this virus to someone you really care about

Often when someone first finds out that they have genital herpes they feel like they can no longer meet people in the ways that they used to. This causes many people to turn to herpes dating sites or to stop dating altogether.

But neither of these are effective ways of dealing with the situation.

 

So how DOES one deal with the issues herpes creates in dating and relationships?

First, check out the following pages on this website which deal specifically with these topics: how to tell someone you have herpes and transmission of herpes. You will find a lot of useful information on these pages.

And if you want even more information take a look at the Herpes Dating eBook. It is the best resource available to help you overcome any issue genital herpes might create in your life.

 

Having said all of this I do believe that online dating can be useful in meeting more people

The best approach seems to be to meet as many people as possible through a combination of school, work, friends, family, online dating, and social networking. The more people you meet the better chance you have of meeting someone who is truly compatible with you. So by all means use herpes dating sites to meet more people but remember that these sites are not a miracle cure. They are just another option. Also, don't forget about herpes support groups. They provide all of the benefits of herpes dating sites, they are free, they provide emotional support, and they truly are a great place to meet someone.

Below I have collected a list of the largest and best herpes dating sites. On almost all of these sites it doesn't cost anything to put up a profile and take a look around. One benefit of doing this is seeing just how many other people are going through the same things you are going through. It always feels good to know that you are not alone. Something else you will notice when you visit these sites is that we are definitely a good looking group of people. I guess I shouldn't have been so surprised but there really are a lot of very attractive individuals on these sites.

 


 

Best Herpes Dating Sites

 

Herpes Dating Service Cost Comments
Positivesingles.com 1 month for $29.95
3 months for $59.95
6 months for 95.95
  • 590,000+ registered users
  • 150,000+ daily active members
  • Features online chat and forum
  • Completely anonymous and private
  • Free to post a profile and look around
H-Date.com 1 month for $8.95
2 months for $14.95
3 months for $17.95
6 months for $29.95
  • 45,000+ registered users
  • Features a forum
  • Free to post a profile and look around
MPWH.net 1 month for $13.50
2 months for $27.00
1 year for $69.00
  • 70,000+ registered users
  • One of the oldest herpes dating sites
  • Features forum and online chat
  • I did not find the interface user-friendly
  • Free to post a profile and look around
Hwerks.com 1 month for $6.00
3 Months for $18.00
6 Months for $30.00
1 Year for $60.00
  • 7000+ registered users
  • Features forum, chat, and event listings
  • Free to post a profile and look around
STDFriends.com 1 month for $19.95
3 Months for $34.95
1 Year for $79.95
  • Well organized site with easy to use interface
  • 30,000+ registered users
  • Features chat, forums, and Hot-Or-Not
  • Free to post a profile and look around
Hmates.com 1 month for $6.00
3 Months for $15.00
6 Months for $24.00
1 Year for $36.00
  • 13,000+ registered users
  • Free to post a profile and look around
HerpesDating.com $8.95 per month
  • Smaller site - not a lot of users
  • Free to post a profile and look around
PositiveLove.com 3 days for $4.92
1 month for $18.94
3 months $39.94
1 year for $78.94
  • Smaller site - not many registered users
  • Free to post a profile and look around

 


 

Non-Herpes Online Dating Sites

Here is a handy tip you can use when searching non-herpes dating sites. Many users will place the numbers 437737 somewhere in their profile. These numbers spell out the word HERPES when typed on your telephone keypad. So a user on a non-herpes dating site will use these numbers if they want others to know they have HSV without being too obvious.

 

Dating Service Cost Comments
eHarmony.com $49.95/Month - 1 month
$33.32/Month - 3 months
$24.99/Month - 6 months
  • Based on detailed personality tests
  • More than 20,000,000 registered users
  • 750,000 active users
  • Free profile but a subscription is required for most features
Match.com $34.99/Month - 1 Month
$19.99/Month - 3 Months
$16.99/Month - 6 Months
  • One of the largest dating sites
  • Was recently combined with Yahoo Personals
  • More than 20,000,000 registered users
  • 1,377,000 active users
Chemistry.com $44.95/Month - 1 Month
$29.95/Month - 3 Months
$24.95/Month - 6 Months
  • Sister site of Match.com
  • Uses personality types to match members
  • 14,000,000 registered users
Zoosk.com $39.99/Month - 1 Month
$24.99/Month - 3 Months
$16.67/Month - 6 Months
  • More than 50,000,000 registered users
  • Began as a Facebook application
  • World's largest social dating community
OkCupid.com Free
  • Uses user generated questions to find your best match
  • 5,600,000 active users
  • Fastest growing dating website
PlentyOfFish.com Free
  • One of the most popular dating sites right now
  • 1,400,000 users on the site every day
  • Uses personality testing to help you find a match