Dating service for people with herpes

Let’s face our facts - Living with the all-too-common herpes virus (HSV-1/HSV-2) can be difficult for anyone. That’s why we here at Stoodin created this herpes dating site for all health-conscious adult singles who may need just a little bit of judgment-free help when it comes to hooking up with other herpes singles that are ready to mingle!

And dating, especially with any additional stigma as a result of this chronic condition, can be even more stressful as we strive to grow and enjoy the healthy, happy adult lives of our hopes and dreams. The online dating world is a challenge for everyone but we felt that every member of our particularly health-conscious community deserved a fresh network of open, caring, loving and safety-oriented singles that understand our particular health issues and our unique concerns.

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.

Herpes dating services have been around since the Internet was invented, thanks to a powerful social stigma that makes disclosing your STI status a frightening prospect for many of us.

It’s time to talk about herpes dating websites and how much I hate them.

Not to mention these products are often cheap and tacky. Herpes dating apps rely on, profit from and contribute to the social stigma that I am absolutely against. Creating a dating app only for people with herpes feeds into the prejudice that people with STIs shouldn’t date people without STIs.

Let me be very clear: I will never endorse an STI dating site. STI dating services would make great hacking targets in an online landscape where vigilante justice is all the rage and people with STIs are unsympathetic victims (whaddup, Ashley Madison). But here’s the big, huge, important fucking reason I’ll never support a herpes dating service: these products contribute to herpes stigma.

So come in, quickly and conveniently create your own free profile, then try a few of the fun features of our free herpes dating site including a very user-friendly search & match tool that gives you all kinds of exciting options when choosing your next (or your 1st) date.

There’s also a calendar of upcoming events (specific to your area) to check on as well as open forums and member-created blogs so that you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your own herpes dating community.

We’re sure you won’t have to feel like you stand out anymore!

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