Dating with genital herpes

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To top it all off, she also tells them they don’t have to make a decision about whether to continue seeing her—or even respond—right away. But I usually peace out so they have their space to chew on it,” she says.

In the past, Carlson would put the herpes conversation on the table quickly.

“After I felt more comfortable with myself and the situation, I went on Bumble and started dating people in the more conventional way,” she says.

Some people put an incognito message in their profiles on general dating sites, writing out 437737—it spells “herpes” on a dial pad—in their profiles.

Davis usually holds off on disclosing to potential sexual partners that she has herpes until she’s known them for a bit.

“I’ve always waited a little while before telling people, basically until I thought it was going somewhere,” Davis says.

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