Don’t close your eyes to wonderful people for fear of rejection

Never give up even you have herpes.

I remember last summer when I found out I had HSV I was crushed. I felt like I would never be able to have a "normal" dating life and that no one would ever want to see me again. A few months went by and I had gone out with some girl friends to a club. Long story short I met this guy whom I talked with most of the night. As months went by we became close as friends. I confided in him and he confided in me. Eventually he admitted having feelings for me. While I was definitely flattered I was freaked out as well because he didn't have "H". So one night we went to dinner and I decided to tell him about having it. I told him that I really did like him BUT I didn't date anyone outside of the "H" circle because I didn't want to risk exposing anyone else. We talked about the statistics and the sobering fact that so many people have it and don't even know they do, etc. etc.

I expected an immediate rejection but was surprised by his comment. He kind've just smiled and said to me, "so 25% of the population has "H" now correct?" I smiled back and said, "yes." Then he kind've chuckled and said, "so you're gonna alienate 3/4 of the dating population because you have this?" After I got home that night I thought long and hard about it. He was right. I have closed myself off in a bubble and not allowed myself to see anyone outside of the circle for fear of rejection. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not actively seeking people who don't have "H" but I'm not going be afraid to talk to people just because they don't have it.

Long story short, don't close your eyes to wonderful people for fear of rejection. If that person is "the one" for you, they will love you and accept you unconditionally.

By tcrgal2011, Texas, United States

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