Dating rules for gay men


23-May-2015 09:18

HIVequal.org: How to Date an HIV-positive Guy offers the ‘rules’ and ‘reactions’ to dating openly in the 21st century in this article chronicling one man’s search for love as an HIV-positive gay man.

Out.com: Dating Positively shares one man’s experience dating as an HIV-positive gay man and how he learned to renegotiate his self-worth with confidence after seroconverting.

Advocate.com: Dating While HIV-positive: Knowing What You’re Worth offers tips and information about dating when one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative.

Learn about effective ways to reduce the chance of transmission like using condoms correctly and consistently, staying on treatment, and using Pr EP.

Here are some articles and websites to help you think about these questions.

Positively Dating is a blog written by a 30-something gay man living in New York City.

AIDS.gov: When One Partner is HIV+ Serosorting is when gay men choose only sex partners who have the same HIV status they do in an attempt to prevent HIV.

Serosorting is not a guaranteed strategy to prevent HIV transmission, but a lot of guys use it.

The author chronicles the good, the bad and the ugly related to his dating life in order to spark a dialogue about HIV and relationships and to reduce stigma.HIV Equal offers five tips to prevent HIV from interfering with shared chemistry in a budding relationship.The plaintiffs alleged in 2013 that Spark Networks Inc., which owns the Christian dating website and several other sites, violated California's anti-discrimination law by limiting options for gays.And the agreement now requires that the gateway or home pages ask the user to just identify as a "man" or a "woman," instead of choosing between "man seeking woman" and "woman seeking man," according to The Wall Street Journal.

This article describes a 2013 Seattle study that found that 40% of HIV-negative men and 25% of HIV-positive men serosort.Online dating site Christian will now allow gay and lesbian users to look for same-sex matches after a settlement of discrimination claims approved by a California judge, who has also asked the company to pay 8,000 to the two gay men who brought the lawsuit against it.