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Herpes Passions is a free-to-join dating site that brings together daters with herpes from all over the world. Herpes Passions is part of the Passions Network, a vast group of more than 200 niche dating and social networking sites that bring together users who share particular interests and, at the last count, comprised more than 3 million members across the network.
The interesting thing about this group of sites is that users can ‘plug in’ a number of passions network sites into their account so that they can contact the users from a number of sites and see updates from those sites too. This is ideal for daters – who could for example join Gay Passions or Redhead Passions, as well as Herpes Passions, so as to increase the chances of finding a date.
Once you have joined Herpes passions, you can create you’re own Passions Network profile, complete with photos and a good deal of information so that other users can learn more about what you’re like and what sort of date you’re looking for. Users can also add video introductions to their profiles, which is an excellent way of adding a little extra personality and helping other users understand what you’re looking for a little better.
Once you have your profile up and running, you can search for other users to chat to using the site’s excellent search functionality. The list above gives you an idea of the kind of criteria you can use to search through users on the site (more than enough to narrow down the hits to find someone you like).
Getting in touch with other users is easy, too, with Herpes Passions offering users a loads of different communication options. To start with the site’s instant messaging function is great and lets users have real time conversations for as long as they like. Functioning in much the same way as chat services like MSN and Yahoo, users will find the layout and functions simple and easy to use.
Users can also use the “mini-messaging” service, which is unique to Herpes Passions. This lets users post small, “tweet”-like messages on other users’ profiles, which appear on the profile themselves (much like a Facebook wall). However, these messages are not publicly viewable, giving users a quick alternative to private email conversations.
Finally, users can also send a virtual wink to let other users know that they are interested in taking things a little further, or send one of a number of virtual “actions” (these are things you might do in real life, like “hug”, “tickle” or “smooch”).
Although not the most extensive we have seen, Herpes Passions does offer some herpes-specific features that users may find useful. Users can check out a list of recommended Herpes and STD related books and make use of a forum and blog where users can post and answer questions about living with Herpes and HPV. Finally, users can also use the Herpes Chat feature, which lets them talk about their illness in a friendly and supportive environment.
While this site isn’t quite up there with our number one site in this category, Postive Singles (together with it’s partner sites), we did enjoy checking out what it has to offer. As this is a free site, why not join the site in addition to one of the premium subscription site in our rankings an double your chances of getting lucky.
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