H-Date is ranked as the NO. 4 STD dating site. The website claims that it’s the largest herpes dating, HPV dating and STD support website in the world. It is free to join H-date.com. Singles with herpes, HPV, HIV or other types of STD can seek support, find a date, love, romance and friendships on this site.
H-date was a totally free herpes dating site before Dec. 2016. It was sold to a company named Datetek.com. The basic membership is still free. It allows you to search and view local profiles, send and receive flirts, and update your profile (you can send out up to 30 flirts as a standard member). Now, this site will charge you if you want to use their premium features. The membership has various options, and they accept several countries’ currencies now. The membership fee depends on the completion status of your profile.
They have about 45,000 members now. It’s an exclusive dating site for people with STDs. STDs may restrict your love life. But H-Date offers a good solution to let you know that life is not over and you can enjoy a better life.
Basic features on H-date
You can create a free profile and upload up to 5 photos. You need to pick a username, a strong password, and fill up your email address, location and birthday on the signup page. You need to verify your email address before you can do anything on the site. After you activate your account, you can add more details about yourself so other members could know more about you. When filling out your profile, you can pick your STD types ranging from Hep-C, HIV, HPV, to “None”.
You can also find out who are online, the member’s last login date, who have accessed your profile, who have added you to their hot lists, and who have blocked you. It is a good plus that you can create a video gallery on H-date.
Members can communicate with each other in the chat room, which is plugged into H-Date from a third party. As a result, your username might be taken by an existing member in the chat room and you will get a suggested nickname in this scenario. However, it will not affect your communication with others on H-date.
You can block others from emailing you by clicking “Block Member” easily below their main photos. Also, you can add the reason for blocking. This message can be viewed by yourself and the profile owner only.
On the homepage of H-Date, there is some general information about Herpes, Herpes dating, and HPV. It helps you get some insights if you are new to the STD. In the member’s area, you can find or post STD events. It is a good way to communicate with other herpes singles or to find local support.
Like other dating sites, H-date includes basic search and advanced search. The basic search allows you to search matches by the username, gender, age, online status, location, types of STDs and so on.
The advanced search allows you to add more detailed parameters to search. For example, you can search by keywords, the last login time, last updates, ethnicity, income, relationship status, and registration time. Although you can get ideal matches by searching with strict preferences, you may get a very limited number of results because the site does not have as many members as the #1 STD dating site Positive Singles. So we suggest you choose the broader option like “Don’t Care”.
The FAQ page is too simple to satisfy members. Many answers do not have detailed guidelines. Some important answers such as membership fee are not listed there. If you cannot locate your answers or want to get a quick answer, you can call the customer support via the dedicated phone number on the site or just hit ‘E-mail support’ to send them an email.
H-Date does not screen or verify member’s information as other online dating sites do. So you can decide how much information to be shared in your profile, and whether to make it hidden. You should never list your real name, personal email address, cell phone number or detailed address in your profile description where other members could see. Never reveal your personal information unless you know each other very well. If you decide to meet any member in person, you may always tell a friend or family member where you will go to meet them.
Profiles of H-date are indexed by Google by default. If you want to disable it, you can change the privacy setting.
Basic Membership: 100% FREE
Premium Membership: upon completion of your profile.
Generally, H-Date is worth trying. It has basic features to meet the needs of people with Herpes who are looking for dating, friendship, STD information and STD support.
However, the following features should be improved:
- They should take more measures to ensure member’s privacy. The privacy settings for members are too limited.
- The interface is not well designed. The homepage design is in a mess.
- No enough member database. They have only 45,000+ members till now. Users are not very active, which makes it hard for members to get the response in time.
- The profiles are not moderated by full-time staff. There are plenty of fake profiles and scammers.