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And when I say "out there," I mean start engaging in activities that interest you.
You never know who you may run into in your art class, at a support group, during that theater workshop, while volunteering, or on your gaming forum...
Not only must we face the same plights and perils of the hetero single soldiers, but we must also face the cold reality of a much smaller dating pool, our exes dating other exes and an unrealistic image of what it is to be shirtless.
So we try to arm ourselves as best we can, because no matter how many broken hearts we bury, the battle for love must go on.
The most important rule is to protect yourself in every way, not just physically but emotionally as well.
Nowadays there is a bigger understanding of HIV and the fear of it is less paranoid than it used to be.
Dating Offline You don't have to wear your status like a stamp on your forehead.
And if you are hoping to trick someone into overlooking your virus because of your super funny personality or your similar interest in contemporary art, you are setting yourself up for yet another tearful ice cream-valium-vodka binge.
Your status is nothing you can expect someone to overlook, but treating it as such exhibits an underlying insecurity, and it is a major turn-off, no matter how they feel about your status Address your internal HIV stigma before your next date, because your inner bad ass deserves better than your outer coward making excuses for something you cannot change.
All of a sudden, the pressure is on for this date to turn into a mate, regardless of personal interests or compatibility.