That being said, I hold my head high, knowing that one day the right person will be willing to accept this negative for all the positives I have. Honesty, Although it may feel this way when you’re dating, herpes is hardly “one of the greatest barriers to a relationship.” Statistically, I’ve read that 25% of women and 20% of men have genital herpes. So while you know about your condition and are willing to discuss it with potential lovers, it’s possible that many of these women have herpes, too, and either don’t know it, or are not forthcoming about it.What would be your advice for determining the right time to tell the person you begin to love, knowing that this issue is likely one of the greatest barriers to a relationship? Even then, if they’re careful, they won’t necessarily always pass it on to their partner.New people join our community every single day so even if you couldn't find your half today you should certainly try it again tomorrow!All you need to do besides registering an account is to be open, friendly and just be yourself.And a study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association finds that one in four women has human papillomavirus, which can cause genital warts and cervical cancer.(Interactive: Test your STD knowledge) Once John got over the initial shock of his diagnosis, one of the first things he did was go online.
(CNN) -- When John got divorced after 12 years of marriage, he took a deep breath and launched into the dating scene."And wham, with my very first girlfriend, I caught herpes," he says. My ex-wife denied ever having herpes, but gave it to me and finally admitted the truth.Now divorced, as I encounter new relationships, I really struggle with this burden.Our members say that meeting someone here is far more comfortable than on regular dating sites, as you don't have to start explaining any mobility issues or conditions you may have, to a prospective partner. The fact that she lied to me about it compounded the problem.