I have a great sense of humor
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 11, 2010
People are dating online in increasing numbers. Looking for love, friendships, chance encounters, or even marriage, everyone wants to find someone to accept them for who they are. An online dating site has both challenges and benefits: benefits include access to a much larger community of people, but challenges include communication issues, time pressure, distance, and other factors.
People with Herpes or HPV often join mainstream sites like eHarmony or Match.com, but because of the stigma involved, do not disclose their herpes or HPV status up front. Meeting people with Herpes or HPV is a challenge, which is why many choose MPwH. Many people live in small towns where any disclosure of their condition could be tremendously embarrassing or socially complicated, or work in environments where they'd rather not be part of the water cooler conversation. That can build up a lot of stress, because while Herpes symptoms are often very minor, at some point, people with Herpes or HPV must disclose their Herpes or HPV status in what's normally called "The Talk."
The largest Herpes and HPV dating site, Meet People with Herpes/HPV (http://www.MPwH.net), has been on the Internet since 1997, and has provided dating and social services to the online herpes and HPV (human papilloma virus) community during that time.
It's free to create a new account at MPwH, but there's a charge to use all of the site features. MPwH is currently offering a special opportunity to join as a "lifetime" member, so that members only have to pay once to have full access to the dating and social community at MPwH. The "lifetime" upgrade reduces the pressure and gives members the ability to get to know someone in a more leisurely fashion, without time constraints. The opportunity is for MPwH members only, so log into an existing MPwH account or create a new one to learn details about this offer. Don't have an account yet? Create one here for free: http://www.mpwh.net/hdate/profmod.cgi.
Joining MPwH (Meet People With Herpes at mpwh.net) can significantly reduce the challenges in meeting friends and romantic partners, because at MPwH, there's no stigma and no need for "the Talk." However, here are 9 things that will greatly improve your ability to be successful, whether dating with Herpes and/or HPV (the human papilloma virus), or on any mainstream dating site:
1. Post an accurate, descriptive, and interesting ad, with interests and future plans. For privacy purposes, it's often better to be less exact up-front and fill in the details later. (For example, for those working at a major company, do the Wheel of Fortune thing and say "I work for a major company," rather than naming the company and the department.)
2. Post on the community Message Boards. Often times, dating communities will offer message boards which can be full of information, support, camaraderie, and humor. Posting will help to show personality and learn more about others.
3. Log in fairly frequently, and respond to any messages from other members, even if only to say "thanks but no thanks."
4. Check out ads, and see what someone else would see if they were looking for someone like you.
5. Post a representative picture, even if just representing hobbies or local points of interest. If privacy is more important, show others a variety of things about your life. Also, make it representative; for example, try not to post pictures that show drinking, unless that's a regular part of your lifestyle.
6. Be original! Don't play the "numbers game" and copy/paste your responses. Take the time to really read someone's ad text, and include references to that in any response.
7. Remember that privacy is important. Don't share personal contact information immediately. Get to know someone before sharing personal details, and make sure to value their privacy, too. When interacting on the Internet, you're essentially talking to strangers, so be cautious.
8. Be careful with expectations, whether building them or setting them. Someone might have posted an out-of-date picture, might not be as polished in person as they are in writing, or might really think they look 20ish.
9. Be generous with interpretations. Remember when reading someone's ad that they could have any number of reasons for writing what they wrote; they could be terrible typists, or could have a tin ear for clumsy humor. Remember that if they say "I have a great sense of humor," that could mean they like Monty Python or bad puns. If they say "I'm an open book," that doesn't say whether they're a cookbook, a textbook, a dictionary, or a romance novel.
Using these steps, you can build effective profiles and maximize your chances of meeting someone special. By sharing your personality and the things that make you individual, you reach out to people out there who are looking for you. These success steps will help you improve your chances of meeting and keeping someone.
Good luck with your online dating adventure, and keep in mind that anybody living with Herpes or HPV can find support, friendship, medical information, and dating opportunities by joining MPwH (Meet People with Herpes/HPV) the internet's oldest and most trusted Herpes and HPV social community found at http://www.mpwh.net.