Being HIV positive is not the end of the world. You can still have a long and productive life filled with joy and happiness. Don’t isolate yourself because of your condition. Find love and enjoy life. There are thousands of people just like you who haven’t given up and who are searching for their match on various dating sites.
HIV dating used to be a huge taboo, but today is easier than ever. Meet new people and find the person you like with the help of the Internet. However, make sure your safety comes first. Internet is useful, but can also be very dangerous. You never know who you are talking to or who you are going to meet. So read these guidelines and prepare yourself for getting back on the market.
Choose the right website
Many website are made just for HIV positive dating. Do a little research and find the one which suits you the best. However, keep your eyes wide open. There are many fake websites which are made by con artists just to take your money. No matter how legit the site looks, keep in mind that everything on it could be fake – from ads to photos and profiles. To avoid these read a couple of website reviews. Sites that appear in all of them should be legit. Choose one of them if you want to get your money’s worth.
Meeting in the real world
When you have a date with someone you like on one of the HIV dating sites, make sure you meet in a public place. Whenever you are meeting with a stranger from the Internet, choose a crowded spot. No matter how well do you think you know them, you can never be sure about their intentions. So for your own safety, arrange a meeting in a restaurant, pub, coffee shop, park, museum or somewhere else crowded. If you can, meet during the day. We know it doesn’t sound very romantic, but this way you will be safer is something goes wrong.
Be prepared for failure
Don’t lower your standards because of your condition. Just because you are HIV positive doesn’t mean you do not deserve love. You have a lot of good qualities and don’t ever forget about that. When you are going on a date, make sure that person treats you with respect. If they look down on you because of your situation, just move on. Also, when you find someone online and the connection is instant, don’t get your hopes up. Sometimes people who click on the web have absolutely no chemistry in real world. So before you imagine your house with white picket fence, wait to meet them in person. Some dates will be great, some will be awful (but even those make good stories for your friends).
Do not reveal too much about yourself
When you are chatting, do not reveal any of your personal information, like your credit card number, address, or even land line number. Just your name is enough. Internet is crawling with liars so always listen to your gut.