There is no perfect formula for dating because it is full of trial and error. Dating may an exciting time to discover a new relationship, but dating can also make people with HPV plunged with anxiety and doubts — so much so that make them not interested in dating any more. HPV should not stop you from going on dates, and you still have every chance of having a meaningful relationship. HPV dating could be challenging not only due to the medical aspects of it, but it can also be a mental test of self-esteem for the HPV infected person.
In fact, it can be awkward to address, particularly to those who do not have good understanding of HPV. First few dates are supposed to be the medium of sharing personal information regarding one another. With a new relationship, the American Sexual Health Association advised it may be good to date for a while and allow aspects of the relationship besides sex to develop as you get to know one another and become closer.
Yes, it is natural you may feel scary to tell someone you have a STD that they would most likely get if they have sex with you. Wait for a few dates, and when you eventually find a moment to share with your new date about your HPV infection, you may be pleasantly surprised on the response you get. If you think this is just theory and empty talk, check out the real life examples below: Peachypeach commented via MD Junction forum: I was so surprised and relieved after I told her! Not only could I get it off my chest and be honest, but she was so supportive and was glad I was honest with her.
She knew it was tough to say and therefore respected me even more as a person for telling her! If you unfortunately encounter predicament just like the unpleasant HPV dating experience sharing below, then please stay strong and just move on. Blue5 shared his story via HPV Support forum: Every relationship evolves and if your partner has this type of cancer, never see the change as a disaster. Instead of focusing on how things are different, consider your ability to adapt as a positive thing.
Never make any assumptions. So, concentrate on positive things.