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We have awarded Positive Singles our prestigious Gold Award in this category, having reviewed 10 STD Dating Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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PositiveSingles is the number one, undisputed heavyweight in the STD dating category, helping to bring thousands of positive singles together for fun, friendship and love each year. The figures really do speak for themselves – at PositiveSingles more than 1 million members actively communicate using the site (resulting in more than 120,000 conversations each day) and more than 15,000 members log in to the site each day. The sheer level of activity at this site makes it our clear favorite – if you’re looking to find love with another single with an STD, PositiveSingles should be your first port of call.
PositiveSingles prides itself on being at the forefront of this market, attracting the bulk of STD singles from all of the world’s major online dating markets (including USA, UK, Australia and Canada). The reason for this is simple – PositiveSingles brings to the market the largest number of STD-specific features and gathers together an active and interested user-base, making this the online source of many of the world’s new STD relationships.
The site has posted more than 60,000 success stories written by those who have built a happy and fulfilling life with someone they have met on PositiveSingles, so our readers should take heart that there is someone out there for them (and that, with PositiveSingles, they will find them!)
Joining PositiveSingles is easy. Users create their own profile with PositiveSingles and this is the main way in which users interact with each other and learn more about what they might have in common. PositiveSingles members are largely given free rein over what they include in their profile, with the emphasis being on three short sections – “Profile Headline”, “About me” and “About my Match/Friend” – so it’s pretty straightforward.
Profiles have a minimum character limit and are quite closely vetted, too, so this helps to keep away scammers and fake profiles that can plague less discerning websites. As well as the basic text, users are encouraged to include multimedia on their page, including photos and links to youtube videos (which are often used as more personal introductions, helping to distinguish your profile from others on the site).
Profiles on PositiveSingles go even further than this, however, including a number of specific sections for sufferers of STDs (including “About my Condition”) which allows users to include some information about the type of illness they have and how they manage it.
The final section is “Questions” which are an optional, but exciting, addition to your profile. These questions cover everything from education and lifestyle, to jokes, pets and travel plans and they really allow you to make your profile more personal and interesting.
At this stage, it’s probably also worth mentioning the profile verification services that are on offer at PositiveSingles. New members can benefit from a free verification package worth around $100 when they first join the site, giving them a chance to have the key information they include on their profile ‘verified’ externally (which, of course, offers other members more certainty that you are who you say you are). Verification covers your photographs, age, location, education, income level and occupation.
PositiveSingles also includes a vast array of STD-specific features that we think contributes to the site’s success in a big way. While it’s not possible to go through all of these in detail (we’d need a whole review just for these alone!) a number of these features deserve a special mention.
The STD Q&A Counsellor is a great tool that offers users confidential, anonymous information on their STDs, their symptoms and advice on emotional or psychological issues. Living with an STD can be an emotional journey as well as a physical one and this feature helps to ensure you always have someone to turn to that knows their stuff.
In a similar vein, the Live Dating Adviser offers real-time advice on dating and online dating and can be a lifesaver if you’re in a quandary about a prospective date or what to do next.
Finally, the STD Care Directory (which keeps a log of STD Care Locations in your area), STD Information section (which hosts a wealth of informative articles and papers about STDs) and the STD Support Events (where members can meet up in person) are all excellent and are one of the reasons why users keep coming back to this site.
One thing that really stood out for us was how easy the site is to use. Online daters who have used other premium services before (such as AdultFriendFinder, for example) will find the layout and tools largely similar, while new users will feel quite at home after just a few visits.
Getting in touch with other members is easy and straightforward and the site offers a number of options – from standard in-site email, to instant messaging, video messaging or chatting in a chatroom or forum. Users can also keep track of those that they have chatted with by creating a hot list or blocked list and by saving messages received in their personal mailbox.
Depending on which package you choose, membership of PositiveSingles will set you back between 50 cents and $1 per day – a small price to pay for access to the largest community of STD-positive singles anywhere online. If you’re looking for a place to find love, companionship, friendship or anything in between, give PositiveSingles a try. From what we've seen, Positive Singles offers the best rate of success among STD Dating Websites.
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