Here are some faves: Fashion designer and model Jack Mackenroth, who rose to fame as the first openly HIV-positive contestant on Project Runway (and appeared on the cover of HIV Plus in 2013), launched Volttage in October 2012.
Unlike some other gay matchmaking portals, Volttage does not ask its members, over 11,000 and growing, to disclose their status; the assumption is that everyone is either positive or positive-friendly.
“We all feel that little bit of a bruised ego if we get turned down because we’re not someone’s type or because of our looks but being turned down because I’m positive bruised me in a way I have never felt before,” he explained.
However, although Goyvaerts criticised the high prices of some apps already in existence, he too will introduce a “pro-membership” charge once the app has attracted enough users.
It can feel isolating, but there are communities on the web offering their unconditional support to daters with STDs.
We’ve collected the top 23 positive dating websites for singles with HIV, herpes, and other STDs.
While browsing is available to all users, gold membership unlocks the ability to search specifically for positive users.These sites offer support and hope to daters looking to connect with a positive community.Not strictly a dating site for positive singles but still the best option, in our expert opinion, Match is the acclaimed name in the dating industry.Since the minimum age requirement is 21, users do have the option to reveal height, weight, and “other” measurements through photographs.In addition, a feature called Volttage Buzz provides users with news related to HIV activism, health, politics, and more.