How to get a free upgrade

There are quite a few ways you can get a free upgrade on datepositive.net!

Submit a great profile and you could be up for our profile of the month award.  We actually award more than one profile of the month and so your chances of gaining a free upgrade are pretty good.

If you are unsure about how to write a profile, check out the articles on this blog or write to us and we are happy to help members of the site. Continue reading

UK’s Herpes dating and HIV dating website wishes everyone great 2011

www.datepositive.net wishes everyone a very happy new year.

www.datepositive.net is the UK’s largest HIV dating and Herpes dating website and has had a successful year.

If you are one of our members then thanks for supporting the site. We also would like to thank people who have helped promote the site through social media, including Facebook and Twitter.

If there is anything you would like to see or feedback you’d like to give, send us a note. Take care and have a great 2011. We hope this is the year you find love and new friends through datepositive.net.

New upgraded datepositive.net site on the way

A new and upgraded version of Datepositive.net will be launched in the New Year.

The site will have features that members have been asking for, including a better ‘who’s online’ listing, better profile layout and design, and easier search options.

It will include a full media section and members will be able to upload photo galeries, video and chat facilities. Continue reading

Online dating sites vs dating on social networking

I am always reading, particularly about online trends, new applications, and new software. It is necessary when you are involved with a site like datepositive.net.

It is also addictive. A habit that is hard to reduce, probably because you think you might miss something.

In particular I have followed the online dating v social networking discussion that has been around for three or four years. When this debate first began online the direction wasn’t clear.

However, lots of writers predicted that social networking sites would over-shadow the online dating industry. And it was easy to see how the massive rise of sites such as Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter could somehow produce an alternative to traditional dating sites.

After all, online dating is truly an institution in the world of the web. Sites like datingdirect.com and Match.com are close to a decade old now, existing from the web 1.0 age.

And yet, they have shown staying power. Site owners who are willing to change and adapt can exist and grow.

No-one can predict the future, but I think that online dating sites will exist for many years to come.  If the sites are able to meet specific needs, work in niche markets and respond to what people are looking for then users will be happy to pay a reasonable membership fee.

I also think that privacy issues will continue to affect sites like Facebook in the future. People will continue to tighten control on who sees their profile information and who they communicate with. Dating sites that respect members’ privacy and maintain site security are better positioned to deal with privacy concerns.

So the outcome is far from certain, despite the length of time the discussion has continued. For our site we know that there is a need and we experience steady growth. Our challenge is to build on this growth and plan for the future.

Women free offer at datepositive.net ends

We had another women free offer running for a few months.

These offers run from time to time because women are more hesitant about online dating and we want to encourage women to try the site.

However, after a while spammers get the better of us. They become wise to the offers and exploit the opportunity for their own gain. It’s an annoying and frustrating situation. Continue reading