Herpes simplex viruses -- more commonly known as herpes -- are categorized into two types: herpes type 1 (HSV-1, or oral herpes) and herpes type 2 (HSV-2, or genital herpes). Most commonly, herpes type 1 causes sores around the mouth and lips (sometimes called fever blisters orcold sores). HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but most cases ofgenital herpes are caused by herpes type 2. In HSV-2, the infected person may have sores around the genitals or rectum. Although HSV-2 sores may occur in other locations, these sores usually are found below the waist.

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What Causes Herpes Infections and Outbreaks?

Herpes simplex type 1, which is transmitted through oral secretions or sores on the skin, can be spread through kissing or sharing objects such astoothbrushes or eating utensils. In general, a person can only get herpes type 2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. It is important to know that both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be spread even if sores are not present.

TheDifference aboutHSV-1andHSV-2

How alike are HSV-1 and HSV-2? In this feature, we look at the latest scientific facts about the two types of herpes simplex virus, as well as social attitudes toward oral and genital herpes.

When many people first tell someone they have genital herpes, they start by comparing the infection to oral herpes, or cold sores. How apt is the comparison? In spite of scientific facts, the social stigma and emotional attitudes surrounding genital herpes can make it hard to compare it objectively with an oral infection that most people casually accept. Following the unspoken assumptions of our society, many people still believe there is a "good" herpes virus-HSV- 1, the usual cause of cold sores-and a "bad" herpes virus-HSV-2, the usual cause of genital herpes.

In this feature, we take a look at HSV- 1 and 2 to see how alike and different the two viral types really are. We asked leading researchers how the two compare in terms of severity, recurrences, and transmission rates. We asked how often each occurs outside its usual site of preference, and how each behaves in the genital area. We questioned how much immunity having one type orally or genitally provides against getting the second type.

In addition, we looked at the way our society views oral and genital herpes. What's behind the very different images the two types carry? And what can we do about it? In an interview, counselors at the National Herpes Hotline suggest ways to help replace judgmental social assumptions with a healthy attitude.

Under a microscope, HSV- 1 and 2 are virtually identical, sharing approximately 50% of their DNA. Both types infect the body's mucosal surfaces, usually the mouth or genitals, and then establish latency in the nervous system. For both types, at least two-thirds of infected people have no symptoms, or symptoms too mild to notice. However, both types can recur and spread even when no symptoms are present.

The primary difference between HSV1 and HSV2 is in where they typically establish latency in the body- their "site of preference." HSV-1 usually establishes latency in the trigeminal ganglion, a collection of nerve cells near the ear. From there, it tends to recur on the lower lip or face. HSV-2 usually sets up residence in the sacral ganglion at the base of the spine. From there, it recurs in the genital area.

Even this difference is not absolute either type can reside in either or both parts of the body and infect oral and/or genital areas. Unfortunately, many people aren't aware of this, which contributes both to the spread of type 1 and to the misperception that the two types are fundamentally different.

"People don't understand that you can have type 1 genitally or orally, that the two types are essentially the same virus,' says Marshall Clover, manager of the National Herpes Hotline." One type is associated with stigma, the other is "'just a cold sore"- our society has a euphemism for it so we don't even have to acknowledge that it's herpes.''

The common myth is that HSV-1 causes a mild infection that is occasionally bothersome, but never dangerous. The reality? HSV-1 is usually mild, especially when it infects the lips, face, or genitals. However, in some cases type 1 can recur spontaneously in the eye, causing ocular herpes, a potentially serious infection which can lead to blindness. In very rare cases HSV- 1 can spread spontaneously to the brain, causing herpes encephalitis, a dangerous infection that can lead to death. HSV-1 is also the usual cause of herpes whitlow, an infection on the finger, and "wrestler's herpes," (herpes gladiatorum) a herpes infection on the chest or face.

The range and potential severity of HSV-1 infections lead some experts to view the virus as more risky than usually perceived. "This is heresy, but I think type 1 is a more significant infection than type 2," says Spotswood Spruance, MD, an oral HSV specialist at the University of Utah. "Type 1, and the morbidity associated with it, are underestimated."

By comparison, HSV-2 is widely believed to be a painful, dangerous infection that affects only people with very active sex lives. The reality? Some 22% of adult Americans from all backgrounds, income levels, and ethnic groups have HSV-2. Like HSV-1, type 2 is usually mild-so mild that two- thirds of infected people don't even know they have it. Type 2 rarely causes complications or spreads to other parts of the body. It is the most common cause of neonatal herpes, a rare but dangerous infection in newborns; however, type 1 causes up to one-third of neonatal infections.

The two types do behave somewhat differently depending on whether they are residing in their site of preference-the mouth and face for HSV-1, and the genital area for HSV-2. But both types are quite common, and under most circumstances neither is a major health threat. That's one reason medical professionals tend to dismiss HSV -2 despite the emotional trauma a diagnosis can cause for a patient.

While HSV can be a frustrating and painful condition for some people, in general the virus is less a medical problem than a social problem. For most of us, genital herpes is no more dangerous than a cold sore.

How Many Outbreaks?
Just how much of a physical problem HSV poses for a person depends largely on three factors. The first is how well the person's immune system is able to control the infection.

Differences in immune response may be the main reason that some people are bothered by frequent cold sores or genital herpes outbreaks while others are not. It's also the reason that both HSV-1 and 2 can pose serious challenges for infants, who have a limited immune response; and for people with compromised immune systems, including people with cancer, AIDS, severe burns, and people taking immunosuppressant medications.

The second factor affecting outbreaks is how long a person has had the infection. Over time, recurrences of both HSV- 1 and 2 tend to decrease, for reasons that aren't entirely clear.

In the case of oral HSV-1, many of the approximately 100 million Americans who are infected acquired the virus when they were children. By the time they're adults, only some 5% of people are bothered enough to consider oral HSV-1 a medical problem, according to Spruance.

On the other hand, almost all of the approximately 40 million Americans infected with HSV-2 acquired the virus as teenagers or adults. In the first year, those who have recurring outbreaks experience an average of four to six episodes. Over time, as with oral infections, the number of outbreaks usually drops off.

A third factor influencing the frequency of HSV -1 and 2 outbreaks is whether the virus is established in its site of preference. While HSV can infect both genital and oral areas, both types cause milder infections when they are away from "home" territory. Outside their site of preference, both type 1 and 2 lose most of their punch.

For example, most people infected with HSV-1 in the genital area have few, if any, outbreaks after the initial episode, far fewer than is typical with either oral HSV-1 or genital HSV-2. While experts estimate that some 30% of genital herpes infections in the United States may be caused by HSV-1, only 2- 5% of recurring genital outbreaks are caused by HSV-1. Research conducted by Lawrence Corey, MD, and colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle shows that genital HSV-2 recurs 10 times more often than genital HSV-1.

According to a study by Wald et al. (New England Journal of Medicine, 1995), among 110 women with genital herpes, the average number of recurrences per year for those with genital HSV-1 was zero. Other studies have shown an average of about one outbreak per year (Benedetti, Annals of Internal Medicine, 1994).

Similarly, HSV-2 infection in theoral area-outside its site of preference-very rarely causes problems. First of all, oral, HSV-2 infections are rare, for reasons discussed below. But even when an infection occurs, recurrent outbreaks are uncommon. In one study (Lafferty et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 1987), oral HSV-2 recurred an average of 0.01 times a year in newly infected people. "I've never convincingly seen an oral type 2 recurrence," says Spruance.

A possible fourth factor affecting recurrence rate is viral type. According to the Lafferty study, genital HSV-2 infections were the most frequently recurring herpes infections, followed by oral HSV-1, genital HSV-1, and last of all, oral HSV-2.

How Easily Spread?

As a number of readers have attested over the years, many people with genital herpes are at least as concerned about transmission-the likelihood of spreading the virus to a partner-as about their own health. On the other hand, few people with oral herpes, share this concern. Is this because one type is more contagious than the other?

The short answer is no. Both viral types are easily transmitted to their site of preference, and can also be spread to other sites. Both are most contagious during active outbreaks, but are often spread through viral shedding when there are no recognizable symptoms. According to Spruance, people with recurrent oral HSV-1 shed virus in their saliva about 5% of the time even when they show no symptoms. In the first year of infection, people with genital HSV-2 shed virus from the genital area about 6-10% of days when they show no symptoms, and less often over time. (Both of these figures reflect shedding as detected by viral culture.)

From here, however, the question of transmissibility gets more complicated. Acquisition of one type is more difficult-though certainly possible-if you already have the other type. This is because either type, contracted orally or genitally, causes the body to produce antibodies, some of which are active against both HSV-1 and 2. This acquired immune response gives some limited protection if the body encounters a second type. When a person with a prior HSV infection does contract the second type, the first episode tends to be less severe than when no prior antibodies are present.

On a practical level, this means oral HSV-1 is often the most easily acquired herpes infection. Usually the first herpes simplex virus that people encounter, oral HSV-1, is typically spread simply by the kind of social kiss that a relative gives a child. Because children have no prior infection with any HSV type, they have no immune defense against the virus.

By the time they're teenagers or young adults, about 50% of Americans have HSV-1 antibodies in their blood. By the time they are over age 50, some 80-90% of Americans have HSV-1 antibodies.

By comparison, almost all HSV-2 is encountered after childhood, when people become sexually active. Those who have a prior infection with HSV-1 have an acquired immune response that lowers - though certainly doesn't eliminate-the risk of acquiring HSV-2. According to one study (Mertz, Annals of Internal Medicine,1992), previous oral HSV-1 infection reduces the acquisition of subsequent HSV-2 infection by 40%.

A prior infection with oral HSV-1 lowers the risk of acquiring genital HSV-1 even further. Studies show that genital HSV-1 infections almost always occur in people who have no prior infection with HSV of either type (Corey, Annals of Internal Medicine, 1983).

In the absence of prior oral infection, however, HSV-1 spreads easily to the genital area, usually through oral sex. In some countries, such as Japan and parts of Great Britain, genital HSV-1 is as common as genital HSV- 2, or more common. ( sex with herpes )

"Prevalence rates of genital HSV-1 differ based on the practice of oral sex and on the percentage of people who are HSV-1 positive from childhood," explains Anna Wald, MD researcher at the University of Washington at Seattle.

Finally, the question of immunity and HSV types is complicated by an additional issue. Some studies suggest that the ganglia themselves may acquire some immunity to HSV after they are exposed to one viral type.

In the laboratory, infection of ganglia with more than one virus is difficult, suggesting that it may be more difficult to acquire a second HSV type in a location where you already have HSV. A prior genital infection with HSV-1, for example, may give more protection against genital HSV-2 than a prior oral infection with HSV-1.

What does all this mean on a practical level? Let's look at some examples to find out. Say you have genital HSV-1 and your partner has genital HSV-2. If you have unprotected sex, there is a small but real risk that you will get HSV-2, resulting in more outbreaks and more shedding. "We have documented cases where a person acquires HSV-2 after a prior genital HSV- 1 infection," says Wald. "I don't think it happens often, but it does happen."

On the other hand, it's very unlikely that your partner will get genital HSV- 1 from you. "I've never seen a case of a person acquiring HSV-1 on top of HSV-2," says Wald. "It's possible, but it would be unusual."

What if your partner has genital HSV-2 and you perform oral sex on him or her? Will you get HSV- 2 in the mouth? Given the widespread practice of oral sex (some three-quarters of all adults practice it, according to The Social Organization of Sexuality, 1994) and the prevalence of genital HSV-2 infection, you might expect oral HSV-2 to be relatively common. It's not.

According to one study, almost 100% of recognizable HSV-2 infection is genital (Nahmias, Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases Supplement, 1990). One reason is that most adults are already infected with HSV-1 orally, which provides some immunity against infection with HSV 2. Another reason is that oral HSV-2 rarely reactivates, so even if an infection does exist, no one knows.

So far we've been talking about transmission of HSV-1 or 2 from its site of preference. What about transmission from another site? Say you acquire genital HSV-1 through oral sex. Can you spread the virus to a partner through genital sex?

The answer is yes, but probably not as easily as it was spread through oral sex. The main reason is that the virus reactivates and sheds less often outside its site of preference. Only about one quarter of people with genital HSV- 1 shed virus at all in the absence of symptoms, while 55% of people with HSV-2 do (Wald, New England Journal of Medicine, 1995). "Shedding data appear to parallel recurrence data, meaning that people who have a lot of recurrences also have a lot of shedding," says Wald.

While HSV- 1 can be spread from genitals to genitals, "we think it is spread more easily through oral sex because HSV-1 reactivates more frequently in the oral area," says Wald. However, she warns, "transmission of genital HSV-1 during asymptomatic shedding has been documented." In other words, genital HSV-1 can be spread through genital sex, even when there are no symptoms. "Good" Virus/ "Bad" Virus

If HSV infection is as easily transmitted from the mouth as from the genitals, then why do people take steps to prevent genital but not oral infection? Why don't we kiss through dental dams ?

"It's ironic, isn't it?" says Wald. "It's not about health, it's about social acceptability."

Scientists can tell us all day that the main difference between the two viral types is simply their site of preference-whether they typically occur above the waist or below. But the unspoken attitudes of our society send a different message. That's just the problem, social attitudes whisper. Below the waist is bad.

"People think of oral herpes as the "good" herpes and genital herpes as the "bad" kind," says Glover of the National Herpes Hotline. "It's partly that they don't understand the similarities between HSV-1 and 2. But it's also that good and bad is how our culture views sex and our bodies."

The inescapable fact is that HSV-1 is usually spread through contact with infected lips, while HSV-2 usually spread through contact with infected genitals. From a social point of view, the problem is not the disease; it's how you got it.

Whether we like it or not, the social prejudice against genital herpes, no matter which virus causes it, is a reality. "People have more trouble explaining to a new partner that they have genital herpes, even if it's HSV- 1, than if they have a cold sore," says Glover. "Just saying the word "genital" is like an anvil that pulls the sentence down".

Is this topic making you crazy? For people who have trouble dealing with social attitudes toward genital herpes, the blatant double standard society applies to oral herpes can be frustrating, to say the least.

"Talk to a wise friend," suggests Rebecca, a health communication specialist on the National Herpes Hotline. "Join a support group. Find Someone you respect and exchange ideas them. It's always reassuring to see that not everyone lives inside the walls our society builds around sexual issues and realities. "

It's also worth hoping that new research on the similarities between HSV-1 and 2, as well as increased public education about genital herpes, can help lower the level of misunderstanding about both types of the virus. Today, the greatest difference between HSV- 1 and 2 appears to be the way we think about them. Tomorrow, that may change....

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Why I like this site because of the living chat. I was a severely injured and disabled combat vet. Still am technically but I am finally enjoying some rapid recovery from injuries.

All I needed was human contact. Since my wife passed away I really did turn inward and secluded myself from life. That did absolutely no good whatsoever. Especially since I have a great little six year old son.

No matter how hard you try to be a good person if you do not invest in yourself you really wind up cheating others in your life. Especially yourself. Being here was an investment for me.

Spending the money to renew my membership after my wife gifted me one kept me going. It allowed the big kid in me to come out and play and socialize without worry of social stigmas. Whether it was banter or serious conversations I found it all here.

I simply hate the "conversation" about STD's with people who don't have it. It's a really cold wet blanket at first, but it soon dries out. If you make friends here it's like a cozy blanket. I hope you discover that, too.

The important thing is to remember you are not alone. Not everyone is Prince Charming or Cinderella, but that's life. What you do find here is common ground.

I met my wife here. Sometimes fairy tales come true. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball. The hands on life's clock can never be turned back. I say keep moving forward and take charge of your future.

Welcome and good luck.

Advice to other members:
In the beginning I was really shocked to learn that I had contracted genital herpes because I didn't know much about it. Ignorance is your worst enemy. After you've experienced denial you will eventually accept your condition or situation.

Once you get to the point of acceptance you can move forward. Herpes does not prevent you from living a great life.

Poke around the site and look at the number of people here and do some Web research after you've read the FAQs. Knowledge is empowering.

Don't hole yourself up in some dark mental cave. Come out and play in the sun!

Invest in yourself. You are not damaged goods. You are still the same person you were before. So what if you have a permanent skin rash? Most here have it, too.

Put the past behind you. Recriminations do no one any good and pity parties are a waste of your time. Since you can't undo the past make the best of it. Learn from it.

Then take one step forward. If it takes you day by day to get there it's okay: you're making progress. Now just keep moving forward.

If someone here helps you out with advice or encouragement don't forget that kindness. Give it back. Herpes is spreading like crazy. Look up the statistics online. So don't worry about being the "new" one here. Soon you'll be an old hand.

I know enough people don't give a damn about anything but themselves. That's a choice we have since we're all unique and no one is the same.

It's not wrong to feel the hurt or whatever emotions you felt or still feel about how you got here. Just make the best of it.

Maybe after awhile you'll finding yourself liking it or you get tired of it sometimes but it's like being a moth and MPWH is like a bright light in your moment of darkness. You keep coming back. I hope you enjoy your visit or stay. I'm not saying its perfect because we're still dealing with people.

How good that visit or stay is all up to you. Good luck. Just remember "luck" doesn't happen magically in real life. You just have to make your own. But you're no longer alone and I hope you discover that can make all the difference in the world.

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As the best and largest herpes dating site, Positive Singles set up one professional dating app, a Tinder-style app for people with herpes and other STDs, is becoming increasingly popular with more and more people with STDs looking for a shot at leading a normal life. In figures released by PositiveSingles.com this week, the app has over 1,000,000 registered users now and the number increases 1500 per day.

“There are approximately 110 million people who have STDs in the US and 20 million new infections each year. The CDC estimates that more than half of all people will become infected with a STD at some point in their lives,” said Tom, Webmaster of www.herpesdatingsite.biz , a site that gives herpes dating site reviews.

“PositiveSingles.com has made dating easier for people with herpes by offering them a dating app with the ease of Tinder-style use.”

Though the app is open to people with all kinds of STDs, it is a preferred platform for those living with herpes and HIV. According to statistics, a total of 57.35% of Positive Singles members are herpes singles, while 18.33% of the total users are living with HIV.

The app is currently available in the iTunes Store and Google Play Store. It has a “Lets Meet” feature that works like Tinder, where users are given recommended matches according to their location and preferences, and users can swipe right to like someone or swipe left to pass.

The app also has blogs, forums and chat room, where users can share their thoughts on any topics, such as experiences of dating with STDs. Herpes dating App may become the hottest topic about herpes dating area.


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Considering that many Herpes singles find it perturbing to live life alone or just finds it hard to be in a new relationship out of the fear of dealing with Herpes related questions, Positive Singles app seeks to make Herpes dating easier and convenient. Being the #1 herpes dating app, PositiveSingles helps one to meet singles who are suffering from Genital Herpes (HSV-2), Oral Herpes (HSV-1), Genital Warts, HPV and HIV / AIDS. Helping Herpes singles since 2002, they cater to the need of being able to interact to 900K members who are well aware of the scenario that a Herpes single might go through. Besides being free to download, this app unravels the opportunity for one to meet the STD singles for the purpose of dating, friendship, romance and relationships as well. Whether one is looking forward to make a new friend in London or whether one is willing to be in relationship in Las Vegas, this app is undoubtedly the best place to be at. This app comes with great features like pattern lock, lets meet, blog & forum, browsing and many more. While the pattern lock has been designed to prevent any sort of unwanted key press, the browsing caters to the need of being sure about the partner meeting the specified criteria.

One of the spokespersons comments, Great app! Everything is private and safe here. Offering repeated engrossment with the experience, this website has remained the first choice for std dating. With thousnads of users, the app continues to grow and it is just matter of time for the community to reach the summit of success where herpes dating will not be seen from a different perspective.

Enabling one to protect the privacy, the app helps one to prevent any unwanted key press. Being able to match the users anonymously, the app has become the first choice to many. With the private album, it is absolutely feasible to authorize others to view own private album. The PositiveSingles app enables one to be part of the largest and most active positive singles blog and forum. Whether one is looking for a match with specified criteria, or chat online with other singles with STDs, PositiveSingles remains the best choice.

 


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People with herpes may be very frustrating and challenging in dating life. When you decide to try your lucky on online herpes dating site, you will find there are dozens of herpes dating sites (free and paid). How do you choose? Choosing a right herpes dating site not only can save your time, but also increase the chances of success in finding your love.

Free herpes dating sites or Paid herpes dating sites? which are better? Here we list the advantages.

The advantages of free herpes dating sites compared with paid herpes dating site

  • They are free. You do not need to spend a penny

The disadvantages of free herpes dating sites compared with paid herpes dating site: 

  • Time-consuming.  The users on free herpes dating site are not active enough, you may receive their response weeks later after you send out the email
  • Lower success rate. People on free herpes dating site are not serious as the people on the paid dating site. They may be on the site for fun or looking for casual hookups. Even worth, the ratio of meeting scammer will much higher than on the paid dating site.
  • Bad user experience. Since the free herpes dating site earns money by advertising, you will see the commercial advertising everywhere. Besides, free herpes dating site will never invest much in improving their website.
  • Poor privacy protection. Free herpes dating site does not care about its users’ privacy and will never spend money on protecting its’ users’ privacy. Even worth, some of free herpes dating sites open its users’ profile to search engines.
  • Lack of support. You cannot get any support from the free herpes dating site.

Compared the advantages and disadvantages above, we can see the result that paid herpes dating site is better than the free.  But, people may say” I do not want to spend money on paid dating site. Is there any suggestion?”  Yes!  Actually, you can also find your love on paid herpes dating site without spending money. Most of the paid herpes dating sites allow the standard member to reply the emails you received from the premium member.

What are the advantages of herpes dating?

To find someone like-minded, someone you would like to spend your time with is a natural need of all people. A dating site for people with herpes only helps to make it easier for them who are often overlooked by society. Looking for one’s soul mate is a tough job in this huge world. And, when you are affected by STDs, it becomes increasingly difficult to find someone who would accept you as you are. Thankfully, in present times meeting people who are living with herpes has become much easier, courtesy the Internet. That has prompted many such people to try out a herpes dating site and they are reaping the benefits.

Firstly, dating via herpes dating sites is much easier than waiting for the perfect partner to drop by. All you have to do is register yourself by filling up a few basic details and thereafter you can interact with lots of people who suffer from the same anguish. Sites for herpes dating have managed to bring together single people on one platform where they can open up to people without any inhibition. This not only increases the chances of finding better dates but also makes you feel better about yourself. You start getting positive about life knowing that you are not alone.

Secondly, there are many herpes affected people who feel shy when it comes to meeting people face to face. This makes them more and more introvert. Through herpes dating they can easily tackle this difficulty. In case of a herpes dating site, you do not need to meet people directly in the beginning. You can see their online profile before dating people with herpes. Start a conversation about common hobbies or the problems of singlehood and so on. And if you find someone who shares your interests and concerns, you may plan for an actual date.

Thirdly, herpes dating through a site is much more comfortable than dating people from just any other networking site. A herpes dating site gives you a friendly atmosphere and provides you a number of options to interact with people with herpes, such as e-mails, chats and so on. You are thus relived of the pressure of meeting them directly initially. You can rather meet your date after you are sure of that person and thereby you avoid any kind of embarrassment. Therefore, do not think much; if you are single and craving for companionship and cannot find a way out, create an online profile and meet people who would understand you better.

Another point to note is the genital herpes dating sites must be safe and trusted.

Herpes Dating Sites, comprehensive platforms that list a collection of dating sites for people with herpes to research and be interact with; this week released their latest round of herpes research in every US State from the last ten years . The dating site found that under the unchanged marketing method and funds, the total number of registered herpes users is still increasing consistently by 10.537% average annual growth rate during the research period.

“We created our platform as a place for those affected by herpes, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV to come together for community, support, and education,” said _Adam Trump, Founder and Owner of Herpes Dating Sites. “STDs have such a negative stigma attached to them that those affected often can’t find friendship and support throughout their illness. Our site makes it easy to find others suffering from the disease, and grow with one another to avoid a setback again.”

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annually, 776,000 people in the United States get new herpes infections. Herpes Dating Sites looked at the specific growth rate of each state in the US through their registered users in the last three years.

“We found that California has the largest number of herpes users in the last 3 years,” said Adam Trump. “Additionally, we found that New Hampshire is #1 with regards to the growth and spread rate. Our findings align with the existing CDC data in that herpes expansion and increased diagnosed cases increase every year in the US.”

Herpes Dating Sites tried to find support data for herpes population in different states, but unfortunately failed as there is provided data from the CDC. The site appealed to CDC to survey herpes rates and reasons in various states in order to guide each state to find better and effective ways prevent HSV infections.

Herpes Dating Sites is home to thousands living with herpes looking for love and companionship in the US. Their mission is to spread awareness and education on herpes from coast to coast.

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In the game of love, everyone is rejected at some point, In particular, when you are dating with herpes. Of course, knowing exactly why you’ve been turned down isn’t always clear and if you don’t know what you did wrong, how can you improve your chances? Luckily, you aren’t the first man to be turned down. As long as men have been chasing women, they’ve been being turned down. Why? For starters, the way a man presents himself is key to attracting a woman’s attention, and it’s something most men overlook. Most men think that the clothes they wear or how much money they have is what is primarily going to attract women, but it is actually much simpler than that. You are not the problem; the way you present yourself is. You can improve your odds in the dating game and finally feel like you know what you’re doing by simply addressing the most common mistakes.

1. Understanding Body Language
While it’s true that confidence is something women find sexy, it takes more than boasting and flirting to portray that you are comfortable in yourself. Body language is key. You want to show your prospective date that you feel good in your own skin and feel in control of the situation. Stand up straight and make eye contact. Humans communicate primarily through body language; your words will mean next to nothing if you present yourself in an alluring way. But remember: Women can often tell if you are actually confident in yourself or just faking. Work on your self esteem and approach women with an air of ease for best results.

2. Matching Energy and Atmosphere
Society tells us that a man should be solemn and serious, a grounding, powerful force, but women want someone they can connect with. Before asking a woman out, gauge her energy levels and the general atmosphere of the people around her. A woman is going to want you to meet her on her level: Be charming and attentive but always note her reactions so you can adjust your approach. Make it hard for her to turn you down by engaging her and showing her that you can understand her body language and meet her needs and wants.

3. Choosing Positive Body Language
Here we go again with the body language. Yes, it’s really that important. Dating and flirting are just evolution’s way of helping two people determine if they are right for each other. Those basic instincts from hundreds of thousands of years ago are still alive in us. Facing a woman head on will make her feel confronted and uncomfortable. A successful man makes a woman see he is powerful enough to keep her safe and gentle enough to protect her. Practice embodying confidence without aggressiveness.

4. Walking the Thin Line Between Too Much and Too Little
Since being socially appropriate is always a must in dating situations, knowing just how confident and assertive to be is a conundrum for many men. Being loud and obnoxious won’t gain you the attention you seek and neither will sneaking into their social circle and waiting for her to notice you. There’s a balance between these extremes. Harness your true confidence, address her with interest but don’t be overbearing. You want to appear highly interested, not obsessed or desperate.

5. Committing to Your Mission
You will not get a yes from your prospective date if you have decided ahead of time that she will never say yes. You will also not get a yes from her if you walk into the situation eager to get out of it. If you really want to go out with this lady, you’re going to, at some point, spend time with her. Go into the situation with the mindset of wanting to know more about her and asking her out if things go well. Harness your confidence, remind yourself that the way you portray yourself is key, and be prepared to stay in the interaction until it has come to its natural conclusion.

Don’t run away. Whether she answers yes or no, sprinting away from her to hide behind the nearest curtain isn’t going to comfort her about her decision to say yes or inspire her to change her answer from no.

If you have gotten rejected a lot in the past, it’s likely you are trying to exact same approach over and over and expecting different results. Change it up a little. Try something new. Think about what your body language is communicating about yourself and the way your prospective date’s body language is asking you to connect with her. Stick with your original mission. Stay confident. And remember: You are an eligible bachelor; it’s the way that you present yourself that turns women away.

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