Dating With Herpes....

by Amyjones

I have had antibodies for herpes for over 20 years, but only recently had my first outbreak. I had been diagnosed with HSV 2 two years ago. I was terrified when I found out that I would never be able to find someone who would understand what I was going through and want to be with me, a feeling I am sure many people on this site have had.

After a year of struggling, I joined I was skeptical about online dating websites but within the first couple months I received a message from him. We were living about an hour and half apart at that point in time, but decided it would be worth it to meet up. We started meeting up every weekend after that.

Although we live 3 hours apart right now we are still making those weekend commutes and it has been one of the greatest relationships I have ever been in. It is incredible to have have someone who knows what a struggle finding out you have HSV can be and is supportive.

I just wanted to let people on this site know that you should never give and you deserve someone who won't judge you but who can really be there for you.

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Working Through It

I'm 16 and I found out a week ago that I got HSV type 1. I've only had sex once so when I went into the doctor I expected nothing bad, but she told me I had herpes and I couldn't handle it. But when I told my parents my dad took one of the best ways to handle it. He said to tell him what I liked about myself, what matters to me in life, and how I'm going to change my life and move forward because the only way to move on is to make changes. I realize now that I still have so much that will happen in my life and that herpes is a minor obstacle and with the right person it will be OK.

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