Around two-thirds of people worldwide under age 50 have herpes simplex 1, according to the World Health Organization, and around one in every six Americans between ages 14 and 49 has genital herpes, usually caused by herpes simplex 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Both Davis and Carlson eventually moved past their initial panic and saw herpes for what it is: an infection many people have that happens to usually get passed through sexual contact.
That said, most BAF members are single and many members do meet people to date at BAF Events.
Several people have even met their future spouse/partner after meeting at a BAF event!
All our members, are given a FREE profile on our website.
As a free member, you can join us for activities and post to the support forum.
Below are links and reviews for the top Herpes Dating Sites that make it easy for you to find and date other singles with herpes.
Even if you are not yet ready to date again, it can be very comforting and confidence building to see the profiles of the thousands of other single people with herpes who are attractive, nice and normal.
Occasionally someone will organize a Speed Dating Event, but otherwise, our events are not specifically for singles.
Although the BAF Meetup Group is not appropriate for posting personal ads, there are many online dating services for people with herpes and other STDs, and some are listed below.
Many of our members belong to both BAF and one of the below dating services.
Hift is the Tinder-like dating app for those with Herpes, (HSV-1, HSV-2), HIV, Hepatitis and other STDs.
If you have an STD and you're looking for love, you've come to the right place.