Dating a woman with genital herpes
My lady friend wanted to do something nice for me so she said she wanted to hook me up with one of her new friends.
Awesome I haven't been on a nice date in awhile so it could be a bit of fun.
A booming app industry in Silicon Valley means that new STI dating services pop up every few months, and a cursory Google search means that their marketing team, or their founder, or their intern, quickly discovers me. As time goes on and stigma lessens, there will be less of a demand for these services.
She wanted me to become a spokesperson, and when I refused, someone higher up in the food chain emailed me again. But then the same thing happened again with another STI dating site, and then another, and another. I don’t think any STI dating service is going to reinvent the wheel and be successful when so many have tried and failed in the past.
So I'm just wondering Askmen am I in the wrong?
Would you ever date a girl with herpes My wife has the cold sores on the face strain, and in 10 years I haven't caught it.
If you mean that the stress of a diagnosis will effect you emotionally or mentally, then okay. I'm not a herpes virologist, so my numbers could be a little off, but something like 75% of sexually active adults have been infected with herpes. Sometimes people have one or two outbreaks at first, and then it never causes lesions again. BUT Valtrex is a pretty awesome drug, and if there is no active lesions, and your pert er is taking Valtrex..would be very difficult to catch. The herpes virus has been around since like Roman times.
That in and of itself is a good reason not to be okay with dating someone with herpes. In fact, it's a lot like a physical scar in terms of its seriousness and effect on your daily life.So I go on the date were having a good time she's pretty and seems like she's into me I'm feeling pretty good about it at this point.Fast forward to the next day and I get a text saying before we go any further she has to let me know that she has herpes and that if that's something I'm not okay I with I should let her know now.Not to mention that people with herpes are diverse.
Having a minor skin condition in common is a shoddy foundation for a healthy relationship.Which I don't think she took it well because I get a call from the friend that set us up basically calling me names and that I was shallow for "letting a girl like her get away" which confused the hell out of me because she knows what kind of guy I am and that I would never be sexually active with someone who has contracted an std.