And every year, more than 280,000 marry someone they met that way. One survey found that Americans are spending nearly a billion dollars for online dating services.
When you have Herpes (HSV-1, HSV-2), Genital warts (HPV), HIV/AIDS, Chlamydia, or any other STDs, it can feel like you are all alone in the world. But heading to the local bar doesn't appeal, and friends have no one to suggest. For many who are dissatisfied with the old-fashioned way of meeting new people, online dating has become an acceptable and popular alternative.Relationship therapist Terri Orbuch says one of the advantages of online dating is it offers access to a large pool of people you can meet while staying comfortable in your own home. "And it opens you up to a wide-open world of potential matches." According to Online Dating Magazine, 20% of Americans have gone out on a date with someone they met on line.Most people who are infected with HSV-2 are not aware of their infection.However, the signs and symptoms will tell you that you have been infected with it.