For most HIV singles out there, the topic of dating is scary. ‘Will I ever find love again?’ is a question that troubles many positive people because finding love is not easy at all if you have this virus.
Furthermore, there are still a lot of stereotypes out there that will make this whole process a lot more difficult for you. However, you shouldn’t give up hope. After all, there are so many positive people that are in happy and fulfilling relationships, and you could be, too. All in all, we suggest you follow these rules if you need any help with dating.
Don’t let fear get the best of you
Jumping into the dating pool can be stressful, but keep in mind that you have all the time in the world. Therefore, don’t rush into anything and do things at your own pace. Yes, HIV and dating is not the best combination in the world, but the right person will fall for you even if you are positive.
Know when it is the right time to disclose your HIV status
Finding out that you are positive is hard but disclosing that you have HIV is even harder. If you are searching for love online, it is best that you tell your potential match about your condition before you meet them face to face.
That way, you won’t waste time going out with people who will reject you because of your infection. Since other members of this dating site have no idea who you are, you have nothing to lose.
On the other hand, if you have met someone interesting in real life, wait until your second date to disclose your status. If you see that things are not going as planned and there is no chemistry between you, don’t disclose your status.
However, you should really be honest about your condition if you click with your date. Don’t immediately assume that your date will get up and walk away if you disclose your status. Keep in mind that people who are truly great will care more about who you are as a person.
Rejection is not a big deal
Not everyone is going to be open to dating an HIV positive person, and that is perfectly okay. Keep your head up high and bear in mind that there is plenty of fish in the sea. You have a lot of qualities that make you amazing, and someone will recognize them for sure.