I've been a POZ Personals member for a few years now, and this past December finally met a really special guy. And it wouldn't have happened without your website. I'm with the best girlfriend I've ever had and owe it all to the site and their willingness to provide the community with a free dating service. I continue to appreciate the POZ News Desk articles, but am especially grateful that you gave me the opportunity to meet the love of my life. On my first real date when I was 16, I wore green (though I now realize that red is more my colour) and we went to watch .I had the normal first-date jitters, plus this feeling that somehow he would know I am HIV-positive.He's 70, almost 30 years older than me and we met on here and he called me tonight and were making plans for me to move out there so I can be with him for a long term relationship."I just wanted to let you know how much I love POZ magazine and POZ Personals.
Disclosing my status sooner rather than later is something I do—not because I plan on sleeping with them right away (of course, if I did that would be OK too)—but because I don’t want either of us to get too invested unless we both know what we’re getting into.On some LGBTQ dating sites, there is an option to check a box if you’re HIV-positive.After talking to a few people who use those sites, I realized a lot of people don’t feel comfortable disclosing that way. Sometimes I want my status to be the first thing I bring up, like I’m wearing it on a shirt.The idea seemed unattainable, and to be honest, a bit scary.Disclosing my status would mean disclosing my mother and father’s statuses, and I would never do that.