Rates of HIV increasing in baby boom generation

Ageing Baby Boomers are taking more risks when it comes to sex and are less likely to use protection, according to experts.

According to freedomhealth.co.uk and specialists in the south-east of England, people over 50 are increasingly at risk of HIV. People 50 and older may be entering the dating game again, looking for long term partners or some romance.

Along with that, they are enjoying a renewed period of sexual activity, but they are failing to take precautions. Continue reading

A bit of effort with your online dating profile goes a long way

Lots of people join datepositive.net every week, but only a few will have success.

These members may blame the other members or the actual site, but my guess is that they haven’t put enough effort into their online profile.

Now, I know I have written a lot about this in the past, but the message is one that can’t be delivered too often. Making an effort with your profile and including the right things can really lead to success.

In fact, I have to say that whenever I get feedback from people with success stories they are usually the ones who have a pretty good profile and who have made contact with others.

So after managing this hiv dating and herpes dating site for almost five years, here are a few things that seem to come up time and time again with profiles. Paying some attention to these potential problems won’t take a lot of time and could make your membership really worthwhile.

1. Pick a good username, something that tells other members something about you. Just using your name or a mix of letters and numbers isn’t going to help anyone. Remember, your profile will be glanced at in the search results. Which profile would you be tempted to read? Sunshine_and_smiles, or hsn46?

2. A big turn off is writing a list of what you don’t want, and then referring to the reader as you, as in You will be outgoing, etc. Now, we all know that no one wants to date a loser or a heavy drinker. But writing a list of characteristics you won’t entertain is very off-putting and makes you sound too fussy.

3. Don’t copy other chunks of text from other people’s profiles. If someone is searching the site they are going to see that your profile (or the other one you’ve copied) isn’t unique and changes are neither one of you will get any attention. Besides, you are you and people want to hear about who you are.

4. These days more than one photo is usually not enough. Invest in some good pictures showing you in different settings and tag the pictures too, saying where you are. This is especially good if you like to travel.

5. Feel free to ask us for any help or assistance if you are struggling with your profile. We’ll be happy to draft something for you at no cost after asking a few questions about who you are and what you like to do.