For many, finding out they have an STD means the end of their dating life. It’s difficult to imagine telling someone you care about that you have an illness which could get passed on to them. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of herpes dating sites out there, as well as STD dating sites with a section specifically for herpes dating. We’ve compiled a list of the top herpes dating sites to help anyone who needs assistance in finding who shares their condition. Every site is a great choice for herpes dating, although obviously some will be better than others.
This site calls itself the largest STD dating site in the world. Wherever you live, be it the UK, US, or elsewhere, there should be at least a few options near you through Positive Singles. They also provide a lot of support services, including support through chat or in their forums, and plenty of inspirational stories that have been submitted by members.
Signup is free and comes with a profile and up to 27 photos, the ability to send winks and search through members by a variety of topics, and access to most of the support services. Membership costs around $30 per month (as little as $16 a month if you buy a multi-month package), and provides access to useful features like counseling via chat or email, extra search options (including by STD if you’re specifically looking for herpes dating), the ability to start actual conversations, and bumping your profile to the top of any applicable searches.
With or without the added features, it’s the top site on the list and the best place to start.
Why join PositiveSingles?
- Provide herpes dating service since 2001.
- 1+ million registered members.
- 2000+ posts of success stories.
This site’s front page layout and site structure are very similar to Positive Singles, and the costs are the same, but it is specifically intended for herpes dating. There won’t be any members with other STDs on the site, making it simpler to narrow down your search.
They’ve also created a simple and intuitive mobile dating app that gets high scores on many herpes dating sites reviews, putting MPWH ahead of other dating sites for people with herpes.
Another site specifically created for dating someone with herpes, HSV Singles is also free to join. The single month membership will cost $25, but paying for a longer term up front will drop the price as low as $7.50 a month. Unfortunately, without a paid membership the site ends up being very basic – you can send “flirts,” browse by age, location, and photo, and receive messages from other members.
Once you’ve paid, HSV Singles becomes a much more viable option for herpes dating. It starts with a swarm of extra search filters, which are vital to finding someone you’re truly compatible with. You’ll also gain the ability to start conversations, hide your profile, and access the site’s chat room. It might not be the best free herpes dating site, but a paid membership makes the site worth trying.
Another unique offering, HMates is a dating site specially for people with HSV and HPV.
With 24,000 members at the time of this writing, it’s a smaller site, but you can find someone with a little patience since there’s no charge involved. The site offers live chat rooms, the option to add video to your profile, and as always, the ability to customize your profile and add photos. The biggest feature to note is their no-scam policies – HMates weeds out any and all fake profiles to ensure their members have a better chance of actually finding a date.
HMates was closed on July 1st 2017 due to the retirement of the owner.
Read Our Full HMates Review
Herpes Passions can be linked to your Facebook account for easy login, a first on this list, although it’s a common feature of sites in the Passions Network. It’s also possible to hide your photo and information on the site so only members can see it, although the front page does warn that profiles on the site might be visible through Google searches.
Membership is free, and can be upgraded to gold membership for $5/month. All the usual features are here, from chat rooms and profile searches to blogs, forums, and video posting. The typical winks and icebreakers are also expanded into a wide range of actions on this herpes dating site, leaving more room to let your personality shine through.
This list isn’t a comprehensive list of all herpes dating sites. It doesn’t need to be – all the top sites are represented here, and you’re more likely to have success on these sites than elsewhere. it’s also possible to find a date through herpes dating apps, but that’s a separate list (although there is some crossover, as mentioned in the section on MPWH).
Where the list started is also where it ends: while this isn’t a full Positive Singles review, it is definitely the best site to visit for any form of STD dating, and herpes dating is no exception. Their upgraded membership is a little more expensive than some others on the list, but it pays for itself.
Remember, your life doesn’t end just because you have herpes. Herpes dating is a real option, so keep looking.