Review of H-Date.comRating 3.5/5 by Josh
H-Date.com is a relatively old-time player in the online herpes dating arena, so it has quite a number of users on the site. While targeting people with herpes, the site also caters to people with other sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV or HSV.
Aside from having a very outdated look and feel, H-Date is rather easy to use and has the capability to perform very specific searches based on the criteria you would like. The sign up process would need to take up about 5 minutes and you would need a working email address to sign up, as they will be using the email confirmation system.
After getting an account, users are encouraged to fill in as much information about themselves, starting from what STDs they have down to what their favourite foods are. This very detailed information page is what allows for a specific search on their database – provided the users provided data that is true and genuine.
Number & type of users
A cursory search of the people showed that there indeed were quite a few members on the website, some have put their profile pictures up, while many others have chosen to omit their pictures. In fact the search function allows you to find individuals you are in the same area or age as you, so the chances of finding someone to go out on a date with could be higher.
The website offers no information as to the total number of people that are registered on this website, but a cursory look through the listings show that there are generally more male users than female ones.
Signing up, browsing through profiles and replying to other member’s messages is free, but if you want to contact that cutie who made your heart stop on the site, then you will have to join as a Gold member. The cost is surprisingly low – at about 99 cents USD for a 1 year membership only if you do payments through credit or debit cards. In fact, H-Date calls this fee an anti-scammer verification fee, implemented to deter notorious money scammers from preying on online-daters.
Should you join?
Although not the most attractive looking website with the bells and whistles, H-Date is worth a try as its focus on searching and profiles doesn’t distract from it being a dating site. The detailed profiling system of theirs allows users to find someone who they feel are more suited to their dating preferences. The website is very inexpensive to use, and seems to have genuine members on site.