Seattle H Scene is a social group, and NOT a dating service. Although most of our members are single, Seattle H Scene welcomes anyone with Herpes or HPV, regardless of their relationship status. We’re mostly about making FRIENDS and meeting each other in person at social events and activities organized by regular members. Many members do end up dating people that they meet at Seattle H Scene events, and some members end up as couples or even spouses! So please do not assume that all members are looking to meet others for dating. And please DO try to be welcoming and friendly to everyone you meet at our events, regardless of your interest (or lack of interest) in dating them! For more information on Seattle H Scene’s local social events, please join the Seattle H Scene Meetup Group.
Many Seattle H Scene members also join Online Dating Services for People With Herpes and HPV. Below is a list of some of the most popular online dating services that specialize in helping people with STD’s find people to date. These are listed in no particular order. Seattle H Scene is not affiliated with any of these sites. We simply want to provide you with information so that you can decide what’s best for you.
Herpes and HPV Online Dating Services
Reprinted with permission from DatingWithHerpes.org
|Herpes/STD Dating Services||Fees**||Comments|
|Hwerks.com||Free standard membership.
1 Month $6
3 Months $18
6 Months $30
12 Months $60
|Growing community exclusively for people with Herpes (HSV1, HSV2) and HPV. In addition to user profiles and dating, it has community features, groups, blogs, forums, photos, local and national social group and event listings, etc.. They also host http://www.nationalhclub.com/ which lists herpes social events all over the US. They are supportive of local H social groups and social events|
|PositiveSingles.com||1 month for $29.95
3 months for $59.95
6 months for $95.95
PositiveSingles.com (PS) has been one of the largest online dating service for people with herpes and other STDs. It is NOT exclusively for people with herpes. People with HPV, HSV1, HSV2, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and other STD’s are also served in the same searchable profile database.
A Class Action Suit was filed against PositiveSingles and their parent company, Successful Match, in January 2012. For details go to:
|Hmates.com||Free Trial period
1 month for $6
3 months for $15
6 months for $24
1 year for $36
2 years for $48
|For people with Herpes (HSV1, HSV2) and/or HPV only. Members must post their own profile in order to view other members’ profiles and send emails. Very basic dating site, but one of the least expensive services for what it offers. Donations and volunteer moderators welcome.|
|STAY AWAY from these Positive Singles Private Label Affiliate Sites which often use Deception and Spam to get new members. See list on the right. For info, see Herpes Scams||STAY AWAY FROM: HerpesAndDating.net, HerpesAndYouDating.com, HerpesDate.org, HerpesMeet.com, HerpesMingles.com, HerpesPal.com, HerpesPeople.com, Hmeet.com, HSinglesMatch.com, Singleherpes.com, STDfish.com, Stdloving.com, STDmatching.com, STDDateline.com. These sites are known to have used deceptive marketing practices and/or spam. For info, see Herpes Scams & Spam|
|**Fees are as of “last time we checked” and may not reflect most current prices.|
Please make sure to check out the ownership, privacy practices, and terms of service for any group before you give them your private information and money.
Non-Herpes Online Dating Services
Many people with herpes have also had success dating on larger, non-H dating services. When posting personal ads on Non-H dating sites, some people choose to disclose their herpes status up front, while others prefer to wait until a relationship looks like it might become intimate before disclosing their herpes status. Having “the talk” is always easier if you have already established a friendship with a potential partner and feel that you can trust them with sensitive personal information. Click here for tips on telling someone that you have herpes.
When using non-Herpes dating services, some people place the numbers “437737” in their ads or in their searches to find others with Herpes. “437737” are the numbers on your telephone keypad that correspond with the letters in “HERPES”. It’s sort of a secret code that some people use. Of course, other singles just come out and say “Herpes” or “HSV+”, “HSV-1″ or “HSV-2″ in their ads. Still others choose not to disclose their herpes status to someone else until they think that the relationship might become intimate. It’s really up to you to decide what feels right for you.
|Non-Herpes Dating Services||Fees*||Comments|
|Match.com||1 month $34.99/mo
3 months $19.99/mo
6 months $16.99/mo
|Large, popular online dating service. Dr. Phil is their relationship coach.|
|PlentyOfFish.com||Free Basic Membership.Paid (upgraded) membership plans for $6.78-$11.80/month depending on length of contract.||Large, popular online dating service, which was once totally free. They are now offering “upgraded” paid membership plans with expanded features. The company is based in Canada.|
|Eharmony.com*||1 month $59.95/mo
3 months $36.95/mo
6 months $28/95/mo
1 year $20.95/mo
|Has a “Compatibility Matching System” and seems to be more for people looking for long-term relationships and marriage rather than casual dating.
|Craigslist||FREE||Free to post personal ads via classifieds. However, once you email someone they will have your email address. For privacy/security, create an email address that does not include your real name or company.|
|Lavalife.com||1 month $29.99/mo
3 months $56.99
|Free to post profile, search and see pictures, free to send smiles and reply to Messages. Must join to send someone a message.|
|Chemistry.com||7-day Free Trial
1 month $49.95/mo
3 months $33.32/mo
6 months $26.65/mo
|New dating service similar to eHarmony, from the same people as Match.com. Open to a wider variety of lifestyles and relationship types.|
|*Fees are as of “last time we checked” and may not reflect most current prices.|