But for South African native Mary, simple dating carried potentially disastrous consequences. Mary was HIV-positive and was plagued with issues of revealing her HIV infection to a prospective partner -- planning for a long-term relationship when she does not know what the next day holds, and keeping a partner safe from her virus. Mary immediately signed up, and after a few months, had gotten to know two men who were in the "same situation" as her, one from the United Kingdom and the other from South Africa. Mary's story is just one of many that Ben Sassman, founder of The Positive Connection, hears everyday. Sassman is one of the few who dares to concern himself with the "living" part of living with HIV, and saw the need for an online dating opportunity for HIV-positive patients. In an effort to help an old friend who was in the same predicament as Mary, Sassman self-funded his own online dating service.
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The site, the Positive Connection, will offer dating services with free sign up and a paid monthly subscription for those who wish to contact people listed in the directory. Founder Ben Sassman says he launched the site after hearing how difficult it was for his HIV-positive friends to date. Citing HIV infection statistics of anywhere between 4. In this way should they meet someone on my site, they can be sure that individual is in the same boat as they are there is no emotional pressure explaining your current health status.
The easiest and probably practical way is to join one of the dating sites for singles of the same status. When you select people with specific profiles like positive singles, it makes it much easier to navigate and find your partner to warm your bed. We have reviewed a variety of HIV dating singles and listed some of those that we think are the best for anyone struggling to find a partner due to their undetectable status. The good thing is the all the sites we chose, offer free membership, though you may be required to pay to access advanced features. We also considered other relevant factors like intuitiveness of search functionalities as well as matchmaking systems.