Topher7209

253d

Recently diagnosed and divorced worried about the stigma and when to tell potential partners?

Herpes Simplex

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  • Shebear13

    253d

    No one needs to know, until you believe you want to have sex with them. Definitely tell them before hand.

  • Topher7209

    253d

    Thank you for responding. I fully intend to tell someone before sex. I’m more concerned about dating for an extended period of time and the other person getting offended after building a relationship, so I currently just don’t date. Dating is difficult enough in your 40’s. Has anyone tried the herpes dating sites?

    • Shebear13

      253d

      didn't even know there was any

  • Shebear13

    253d

    I have been married and di orced also dating for along time too. 30 years

  • Shebear13

    253d

    Most men were thankful and grateful I told them before we had a sexual encounter.. and wanted to have sex anyway with protection at first don't be offended if they do.

  • Topher7209

    253d

    I appreciate all your advice. I guess It’s all so new I’m just still going through all the emotions of the divorce after 15 yrs. One day I’m fully intent on putting myself out there then I normally just go home and channel surf. Finding it difficult to get motivated.

    • Aaron_M

      244d

      PositiveSingles is a site I use. It’s not bad. I’ve been diagnosed for two months. HSV-2. Go on a few dates and if it’s going well, tell them, or before sex. Wouldn’t tell them before then. I was told the same advice and it’s better that way. I tried upfront and most people just run. Lol. Stigma is worst part. The virus isn’t even that bad…

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