Someone said: "Yourself is your biggest enemy". So beating the mental disorder then you can get breakthrough.
I was already seeing someone when I first was diagnosed with herpes. I was horrified to tell them, and, when I did, I cried and didn't know any of the answers to the questions my boyfriend had about the virus.
We eventually broke up, for reasons not related to Herpes, and the next time I told someone, I was still upset. They acted like I had leprosy, but why wouldn't they if that was the same way the I was portraying something that was simply a virus.
Accepting yourself is necessary before talking to someone else about whatever you currently are living with. The person you are having this discussion with will often take cues on how bad it is from you. For example, if you act as though Herpes is the worst thing in the world, they are more likely to believe it is the worst thing in the world. If you act as though it is not a big deal, the other person is more likely to ask questions, and rationally decide that you are still amazing and completely worth it. Impressionism matters.
Dating with herpes is an normal thing now, so we should not feel upset if we are open for other people.