Autumn sale almost over – but still time to upgrade at www.datepositive.net

Datepositive is the best value HIV Dating and Herpes Dating site in the UK.

We are currently running an Autumn 2012 sale. This allows members to get one month’s Premium membership for just £2.99. We believe this is incredible value. If you are Standard, upgrade today for only £2.99.

You can also take advantage of this offer if you are already Premium.  Simply go thorough the payment process and complete it, and you will be adding a month to you membership for only £2.99.

The sale runs until Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

Autumn 2012 sale at www.datepositive.net until Saturday

Datepositive is the best value HIV Dating and Herpes Dating site in the UK.

To prove it, we have launched our Autumn 2012. You can get one month’s Premium membership for just £2.99. Incredible value. If you are Standard, upgrade today for only £2.99.

And if you are Premium, add a month to you membership for only £2.99.

The sale runs until Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

Finding love in the digital world

A new research study published by Scientific American discovers some of the best ways to have success with online dating.

The article, a synopsis of which can be read here, points out that people who have success with online dating realise that it’s important to move from the dating website to the real world fairly quickly.  They take advantage of opportunities to communicate and move from like, message to meeting fairly quickly.

The successful ones also widen their search, and don’t focus too heavily on who might they might find most attractive.  In other words, they take chances and make contact with people who might meet their search criteria, as well as those who definitely meet their search criteria.

We agree with these findings and believe it is important to be realistic about what a dating website can do for you.  Internet dating can too often lead people to focus on instant gratification and instant success. In reality, the people who have success are those who take their search for true love off the internet and into the real world. When you meet, you can use your intuition to decide if someone is right for you.

We’ll be exploring this new article and its findings in the coming weeks, so come back to our blog to read more and discover how you can put their tips to your use to have success in your quest for HIV dating or herpes dating.

Why there is a stigma attached to having an STD and how to deal with it

The stigma attached to having an STD still exists in our society and is one of the hardest things for people with HIV and herpes to have to deal with.

It can cause a lot of emotional distress and at its worst cause depression.  It can also create isolation because people feel they cannot talk about their situation.

We asked counsellor Frankie Hall her views about the stigma and she said that there is a stigma attached to having an STD, and it can be at its worst for people in their late 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.  For this age group it is assumed “that if you have a sexually transmitted disease you caught it by by sleeping around.

“The older generation and some maybe religious people of any age regard sleeping around as promiscuous.”

She says that while mainstream culture may have eased up a bit in its view of having many partners, values are slow to shift.

As well, education plays a role. “I don’t think some people are very educated into how STDs can be caught and you’ll always have groups in society who like to be ‘holier than thou’ i.e. ‘levelling’.  This means they will judge a person, or put a person down for any reason just to make themselves feel better.  So I think there will always be a stigma attached to STDs by certain groups.

“Personally, I would give counselling to someone who struggled with feeling of rejection/stigma – they would need to work on increasing their own self-esteem and be themselves and forget and ignore what any one else thought.”

A website like datepositive.net is a powerful thing for people with an STD, because it can help them cope with the stigma.  HIV dating and herpes dating websites offer connection, emotional support and a chance to move forward.

Profile of the Month offer back at datepositive.net

Datepositive.net is bringing back Profile of the Month at the end of October.

Profile of the Month is where we pick two of the best written profiles and give them a free upgrade or a free extension of three months Premium membership.

This is a great win-win for the site and its members. It means the site has better profiles and you’ll enjoy using datepositive.net so much more, and two people get free upgrades. Couldn’t be easier!

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