Those Times When You’re Glad to be a Celibate, Single Christian – 2 [Herpes Dating Site]

Those Times When You’re Glad to be a Celibate, Single Christian – Part 2

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I did a google to see if one of my recent posts here had already been indexed by google (it has), and the link below turned up on the front page (and no, none of my posts have had anything to do about herpes – well, aside from the one where I pasted a quote by someone who had herpes asking an advice columnist for help, which I mentioned (Link): here).

Here’s the site that turned up on the first page of the results:

Herpes Dating Sites – Happy with Herpes
happy-with-herpes.com/herpes-dating-sites.html
Here’s a list and review of some Herpes dating sites so you can find a partner … You have something in common (though it might be awkward telling people … In 2007, on a boring Thursday night, I received a wink on PositiveSingles, … I have decided after years of having herpes to stop hiding, and learn how to be honest.

Seriously, there’s a whole dating site for people with herpes? (Edit: and they’re “Happy” about it. All righty. Odd.)


Related:

(Link): ‘STD-Verified’ Dating App Is Startup Culture Via Nutshell: Frank, Unchecked, Inevitable  by J. Burns

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4 thoughts on “Those Times When You’re Glad to be a Celibate, Single Christian – 2 [Herpes Dating Site]”

  1. Thanks for the tip about Firefox. I’ll check it out. Yes, I’ve seen that behavior from insecure married ladies too. I just stay far away. Regarding stereotypes, I recently saw an ad on TV for a singles dating site for “those singles over 50 who are looking for a second chance.” Yes, all of us single guys over that age have been through 3-4 wives and spend our time playing with grandchildren. I guess I should get a rocking chair and scatter some toys around in the yard to . . . fit in. I don’t want to confuse anybody.

    1. Oh yeah, the “Our Time” dating site ads. Those are on TV a lot.

      I was telling some of my friends about a week ago how dating sites have gotten more and more specialized…

      There are dating sites for Jewish people only, black people only, now for over-50, that icky “Happy Herpes” site, etc. I was thinking about doing a blog post about it.

      Re: “Yes, all of us single guys over that age have been through 3-4 wives and spend our time playing with grandchildren. I guess I should get a rocking chair and scatter some toys around in the yard to . . . fit in. I don’t want to confuse anybody.”

      LOL. But yeah, there is this stereotype or expectation that people over 30 years old are or have been married (or have kids – or grandkids, once you get to 40 – 50+). It’s one of the first assumptions people have made about me when I’m new at a church.

      The visitor greeter never fails to ask me, “How many kids do you have?”

      On the other hand, I’m thinking that at least someone some where out there is acknowledging that there’s a need or a market for unmarried people at 50+ so maybe it’s good there’s a dating site for 50+ unmarrieds. Most sites / dating books / churches etc, assume all single people are age kid to around 25 (or 35).

      I think one of the biggest ignored groups by churches is probably the age range of 30 – 49, particularly those who are either never married or who are childless.

      When you’re under 30, most church people or preachers assume you’re single and need help in selecting a partner (so they gear their sermons and material they hand out to that), then, if you’re 50 or older they assume you need divorce care, and if you’re 60 or up, they assume you’re widowed, so they have programs and the pastor will mention this stuff from the pulpit.

      If you’re aged 30 to 49, you don’t even cross most of their minds – unless you’re married with kids, in which case, you’re their #1 target, preferred group.

      Because you remember in one of His sermons, Christ made it a point to say that ‘Blessed are the married in their 20s to 40s with kids at home, for they shall inherit the earth. Bonus if they have a two story home in the suburbs and live by a Wal Mart and a Star Bucks, and their kids are into ballet lessons and soccer.’

  2. Well, I guess that’s better than giving you a site on AIDS. I’ve wondered why 90+% of everything Google indexes under celibacy is related to the Catholic church. Do they have a monopoly on celibacy or is it just a symptom of our dumbed down society? I’ve been thinking about changing my status to married on Facebook so I won’t have porn on the right side of my screen. And I think I’ll wear a wedding band so I won’t get maced in the face or sued for sexual harrassment when I say hello to a single girl. That’s the world we live in.

    1. If you use the Fire Fox browser with the ‘Ad Aware’ add on, or whatever it’s called, that removes all the ads on Facebook (and other sites). (I just checked: on Fire Fox, it’s called “Adblock”) Lately, I’ve been having to use Chrome, though, because Fire Fox has been acting weird for me. I haven’t found a good ad-killer extension for Chrome.

      Anyway. Your comment about Catholics reminds me. A search for anything having to do with the church treating older unmarrieds like lepers or weirdos turns up a heck of a lot of pages about Mormons (LDS). (Specifically, the results turn up blogs or web pages by unmarried Mormons complaining that LDS churches ignore them or treat them like dirt.)

      You said, “And I think I’ll wear a wedding band so I won’t get maced in the face or sued for sexual harrassment when I say hello to a single girl. That’s the world we live in.”

      The unmarried, female equivalent to this (kind of) is every time you step up to a married man to chat with him (though you have absolutely NO romantic intent or interest in him), his wife or girlfriend will quickly grab ahold of his arm to signal you that he’s “taken.”

      Most of the time, these men are so unattractive, the GF or wife need not worry about any other woman wanting to snap up her man. This happens among Christians, by the way. Married Christian women will treat single Christian women like threats.

      I can’t get over that there’s an entire dating site for people with herpes. I’m trying to be sensitive, but honestly, my first reactions were “ewwww, icky” and “what the…?!?!?” If someone with herpes wants to leave me a message telling me to take a long walk off a short pier, I’d totally understand.

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