Herpes and dating
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.
The key difference, according to The Journal, is that you need to tell the app the kind of Herpes you are suffering from before being allowed to browse your fellow users.
Not to mention that people with herpes are diverse.
Having a minor skin condition in common is a shoddy foundation for a healthy relationship.
"There has always been that underlying fear of ' What if? What if I meet the perfect guy and we hit it off and everything is great but he can't handle the fact I have herpes?
Herpes sufferers need not be alone after a tech firm from Hong Kong created a brand new dating app that lets them meet similarly afflicted people.
"I got so excited about it and I get really loud when I get excited so I was just like ' What, oh my gosh, you have herpes too!?