If you have HIV that doesn’t mean your life is over. You can still live a happy and long life and find your soulmate. Yes, dating with HIV is a little bit complicated, but not impossible whatsoever.
Don’t know where to find a partner who will accept you for who you are? Have you tried HIV dating online? Members of these sites are usually HIV positive, so there is no elephant in the room. You can forget about that awkward conversation when you have to tell your partner that you have this condition. If you have decided to go online and search for love, there are some things you should know.
It is dating, not therapy
If you just want to find someone you can talk to about your problems, you are on the wrong website. Purpose of online dating is to find a fling, one night stand or a relationship. There are many other sites you can visit if you need some guidance or consolation. If you are a part of HIV dating community chat about random stuff, your interests and hobbies.
No need for protection
If you want to find a partner who also has HIV just because you won’t have to use protection, think again. Even if you both have it, it doesn’t mean it’s the same kind. You are still at risk from other types of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. If you want to lead a healthy life you have to use protection. Otherwise you’ll be at risk of getting a so called “superinfection.” It puts people at higher risk for infections such as Kaposi’s Sarcoma, co-infection with hepatitis C, as well as immune system deterioration.
HIV is not a basis for a good relationship
Don’t let your dating revolve around HIV. Just because someone else has it doesn’t make you a good match. Find a person you can talk to. HIV dating online gives you the opportunity to meet a lot of different people with different interests. Find someone who shares your passion, who likes the same things as you do and understands your way of life. You can talk to as many people as you want. It’s actually advisable to talk to several people at the same time. This way you will speed up the dating process and find your match faster. When you found that someone with whom you can talk for hours, ask them out on a date.
Some things are still private
Even if you both have HIV it is rude to ask them how they got it and how they feel about it. This conversations are not suitable for a chat room, or even the first (second, third) date. Only when you really get to know the person you are dating, you can start talking about these things.