I met dozens of electronic pen pals and eventually went on several dates.
I was thinking that I'd probably never go on another date, or get a boyfriend for that matter, and I'd certainly never have sex again.
The nurse who examined me revealed that she had herpes and said it was no big deal.
Many feature chat rooms, bulletin boards, treatment information, personal ads, and social groups around the world.
A friend of mine had recently married a guy she met on the Web -- proving that not every Internet date is a psycho -- so I gave it a try.
The whole experience made me more comfortable with the fact that I have herpes and gave me the confidence to begin dating again.
It was as if I had just re-entered mainstream society.You have nothing to worry about." I appreciated his honesty and knew I had to tell him that he was the one who had something to worry about. I explained that I had herpes, and that was why I was being so cautious.I told him that to my knowledge I had never spread the virus to anyone else, and that I was very careful.Since he was disease-free, he refused to wear condoms, instead choosing the scrub-down -- something that would do nothing to prevent herpes transmission.That relationship eventually came to an end, leaving me worried yet again about getting back in the dating game.I was still uncomfortable about bringing up the subject, but now I didn't have much of a choice.