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Our Review

Released in 2001, PositiveSingles is a private and exclusive community for people living with herpes and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). Its features are not just geared towards helping users in online dating, it also serves as a support system. This is the website for people who are looking for friendship, romance, or just medical information.

Known as one of the best websites for people with herpes and STDs, it has since gained more than 1 million positive singles.

Member Structure

Members
30,000 from United Kingdom
Members activity
1,000 daily logins
Gender Proportion
30 %
70 %
  • 120,000+ daily conversations
  • 500+ daily blog posts

The members are active and proactive not just in the forums, but on their own profiles as well. They talk about how their STD doesn't reduce their value as a human being They offer friendship, but also support and medical information. Conversely, they don't just talk about STDs. Some topics that have been discussed include, but are not limited to, atheism, music, bumper stickers, the Chick-Fil-A controversy, and so much more. 

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

Positive Singles Registration
  • STDs included are herpes, HPV, HIV, hepatitis, chlamydia, syphilis, and more
  • A separate Service Agreement and Privacy Policy have to be agreed on to protect the privacy of the users
  • You will be emailed a copy of the Service Agreement and Privacy Policy for transparency

The registration is easy and quick; you only have to provide very basic personal details and a few descriptions to grab others' attention. You need to include the type of STD that you have. In their Privacy Policy, they state that only those living with STD are welcome, since it is an exclusive site. Members are encouraged to report accounts that they are suspicious of not "coping with a similar situation as the rest of our members".

Making Contact

Positive Singes Chatroom
  • Only premium members can send messages
  • The emails you receive on your email address also show up on the "Email" tab on the PositiveSingles website
  • There is a chatroom

You have to pay in order to initiate conversations. If you're a free member, you can only reply to the messages you receive. As an alternative, you can leave a public comment on someone's profile in order to grab their attention and establish a connection. PositiveSingles also offers an email tab that's different from your messages tab. It serves as a mirror to your email inbox, so you can just check official and promotional emails straight from the PositiveSingles website.

Profile Quality

Positive Singles Profile
  • Lewd, offensive, nude, copyrighted, child alone, and racist photos not allowed
  • Users can leave public comments on someone's profile
  • Photos can be in a public or private album
  • The profiles are quite detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

Profiles can have up to 26 photos, which can be categorised into a public and private album. Information includes appearance, background, lifestyle, what you're looking for, preferred distance, and astrological sign. You can upload a video that serves as an introduction; you just have to copy the YouTube link. Advanced information such as when the user was last logged in and their private note can only be unlocked by premium users.

App

Positive Singles App
  • Can have a password lock to protect users' privacy
  • Most of the desktop features are in tact, except for the forums and health resources

Although the app is not quite popular on both Android and iOS stores, the reviews are glimmering. Design-wise, the app stays loyal to the theme set by the website. The functions are simple and easy to navigate. The more vital features are still in the app, optimised for a mobile experience. However, if you want to look up health resources, talk with a live counselor, find STD care locations, you're gonna have to go to the website.

Real Life Review

"I wasted so much of my time using the more popular dating sites and navigating my way around like I was on a minefield. No matter how open-minded people claim to be, once I admit I have herpes, they ghost me. It's not just annoying. It's discouraging and has always made me feel isolated. I thank the heavens I found this site because I finally have somewhere I belong. For the first time in a while, I've gone on meaningful dates with people who know the whole truth about me because they're the same." - Male Technician (31)

Design and Usability

The website is organised, aesthetically pleasing, and user-friendly. Most of the functions are immediately available on your homepage so you can easily find anything. The blogs and forums can be intimidating at first, but within minutes of familiarizing yourself, you can quickly navigate your way around. One issue we have is that the site text could be too small for desktop users. 

Positive Singles Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Reply to messages
  • Send winks
  • Search by username
  • Request access to private album
  • Upload up to 26 photos
Fee based Services
  • Show up on top of search results
  • Send messages
  • Advanced search
  • Contact STD counselor via live chat or email
  • Quick Exit button
    ?
    Redirects you to a random, harmless website to ensure your privacy
Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
1 Month29.95 USD / Month29.95 USD
3 Months19.98 USD / Month59.95 USD
6 Months15.99 USD / Month95.95 USD

Is Positive Singles expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Positive Singles is upper moderate.

Positive Singles Price Table
Payment Options
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Cheque

The 1-month membership automatically renews while the 3- and 6-month packages do not. Transactions show up as "SUCCESSFULMATCH" in your billings instead of "Positive Singles".

Special Features

First date ideas

A "first date idea" field is available in your profile to be filled out to let users gain insight into your personality. Basically, you would just state what your ideal or unique first date would be. PositiveSingles provides a page, which looks similar to the forum page, where everybody's dating idea is compiled. You can browse through these ideas, find one that you like, click on that user, and maybe initiate a conversation. It's a good way of facilitating contact based on personality rather than physical appearance.

Let's meet

In Let's meet, you are shown people's profiles and you can swipe left or right on them. Swiping left means you don't like them while swiping right means you do. If you and a user like each other, it's a mutual match. This functions as a sort of game because after you've swiped through 8 profiles, you will see the phrase "You have finished one round." You can then either view who you've matched with or continue playing Let's meet. This game has unlimited rounds.

Our rating

Signing Up: 4.5 / 5
Making Contact: 4.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
App: 4.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.5 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Photo Chris
PositiveSingles is the best place for those who want to meet others with an STD. This social website doesn't just offer friendship, networking, and dating. In here you'll be with a community of users sharing something in common who are active in discussing it and encouraging each other. You won't find disheartened people who feel like having an STD is a disability. Quite the opposite; they talk about how STDs aren't "tragedies" that require a big, brave confession. For many of them, it is what it is. That's why "living with" is repeatedly used in the site and not "suffering from". Without a doubt, if you're a person with STD, this site is worth trying.

FAQ

Facts

What is Positive Singles?

PositiveSingles is a confidential social website that caters exclusively to people with herpes and other STDs (HIV, hepatitis, chlamydia, and more).

Who owns Positive Singles?

PositiveSingles is operated through Successful Match by a privately-held company.

Is Positive Singles safe?

Yes. And since the recent scandal with Grindr's security breach, PositiveSingles has adopted HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)-style privacy rules & regulations. Meaning, your information will never be shared with third-parties and your stories won't be published as success stories without your permission.

Is Positive Singles legit?

Yes, it is. PositiveSingles has 17 years of experience in providing a safe space (in friendship, dating, etc,) for people living with herpes and other STDs.

Are there fake profiles on Positive Singles?

Although these are unavoidable, the customer service team is very vigilant in taking the necessary steps against suspicious accounts.

Where can I read success stories?

Success stories (more centered on dating successes) are available on the welcome page of the website.

Is there a Positive Singles app?

Yes, it's available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Usability

How do I stay anonymous on Positive Singles?

You can only use the site anonymously by sending emails to a user using the format username@positivesingles.com.

How do I get a hidden profile on Positive Singles?

Under the "My Settings" tab, click on "Membership settings". Then select the action you want to be taken.

How do I delete my Positive Singles account?

Under the "My Settings" tab, click on "Membership settings". Select the middle tab labeled "Delete account", provide your password, then deactivate. Your information will be kept in their database for 2 years.

Payment

Is Positive Singles free?

Yes. Setting up an account and using basic features are available for free.

How much is a Positive Singles premium membership?

PositiveSingles' premium package starts at 29.95 USD for month.

Is there a free trial for Positive Singles?

As of the time of writing, there isn't.

Contact

How do I contact Positive Singles?

You can contact them through support@positivesingles.com

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Infos

Company:Successful Match
Adress:10 - 8707 Dufferin St, Suite 160 Vaughan, Ontario L4J 0A6 Canada
E-Mail:1-416-628-1072
Phone-Hotline:support@positivesingles.com