In an effort to better serve its newest members by helping them begin successfully dating once again, PositiveSingles.com, the number one online STD dating community, conducted a study of its membership to determine the most popular and successful ways that STD-positive singles began dating again. The results of its study showed that two-thirds of its membership found their first date after being diagnosed through an online dating site. Even more surprising, only 15% of those surveyed said that they felt accepted in “normal” society after disclosing their STD status.
When initially diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD), most people typically experience a wide range of varied emotions including anger, fear, frustration, hopelessness, helplessness, isolation, and anxiety. Among the many fears experienced by people include the fear of never finding lifelong love with a partner, or even being able to meet new people, actively date, and enjoy being intimate with others.
After overcoming their initial reactions and learning more about how to live a happy and fulfilling life with their STD, the vast majority of singles are ready to begin dating again and even looking for love and a long-term relationship. However, many of these singles are unsure about how to begin dating, when to share their status with a potential partner, and looking for compatible long-term partners.
“Although STDs are quite common, as common as any other transmitted disease like the flu or a cold,” explained Suny Smith, PositiveSingles.com spokesperson, “people with STDs are still viewed as different, less desirable, and labeled with a stigma by the majority of today’s society. At PositiveSingles.com, we offer a welcoming and inclusive community of STD-positive singles who are living life to its fullest and finding love every day.”