Is your "someone special"
It's not easy to find that "someone special." Add HIV to the equation, and it's even more complicated.
So what's the most practical, effective way to meet someone these days? You know the answer, of course: on the Internet. Wait to bump into that perfect person in the produce aisle of the local grocery store, and you'll be waiting forever. Go on-line, and you'll find thousands of lonely people just like you who have decided to stop waiting-and take action.
If you're new to dating with HIV, you may be more comfortable starting your on-line search with people who are also HIV-positive. They know what you're going through, and they understand the disease. Since this is such a popular way to go, you'll find tons of dating sites and personal ads on-line for positive people. Some well-established sites include:
There are many others-just Google "HIV Dating," and you'll find plenty. You may also find an HIV-positive date at a support group, HIV conference, or a singles event sponsored by one of the major ASOs.
But other people with HIV are not your only option. There are plenty of happy couples out there consisting of one partner who is HIV-positive, and one who is not. Want to play the wider field of those who are and are not positive? You may find a date at:
Again, that's not a complete list. Google "dating sites" and you'll find plenty of them, including those that specialize in subcategories such as Christian singles, mature singles and so on.
Most of the sites listed above cater to both heterosexuals and gays. If you'd prefer a site that serves the LGBT community exclusively, again, there are plenty of choices, including:
Whichever route you choose to go, here are some tips that may make the experience more successful-and safer.
Don't Photoshop your picture to make yourself look better, or use one from five years ago when you weighed thirty pounds less. Choose a flattering picture, of course, but make sure it is current and accurate. Don't advertise goods you can't deliver! Your photo should be a good, clear, head-and-shoulders close-up, so people can see what you really look like.
They say "there's someone for everyone." The Internet makes it easier to find that special someone than it ever has been before.
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