Review of HerpesAnonymous.comRating 2/5 by Josh
Aiming to create a supportive environment for friends in similar situation, Herpes Anonymous is another offering for herpes online daters to consider. It’s important to note that this website only appears to open to users from the following countries listed below.
As usual, users have to sign up using a simple form and fill out details of themselves for their profiles. Each sign up will be regulated by the administrators, so be ready to wait up to 12 hours before your profile can be activated. Like regular social media networks, each user has their own profile page and are able to browse through their own. Apart from profiles, users also have an inbox to manage incoming or outgoing messages to other members. Do a search on member profiles to find someone more suited to your preferences, or engage in an online chat with other currently online members. Join a group to interactive with other members close to your location and increase your chances of making a friend offline. Herpes Anonymous also has an online forum for discussions and a blog section.
The site seems to aim to be a herpes resource so the online forums contain numerous discussions that focus on herpes and how to manage it. Also included on the website a list of credited websites with backed-up information about the syndrome.
The dating pool
The site claims to have 8000 members, however when doing a search only about 4700 members appear. When browsing through the site, you have a sense that a majority of those profiles are made-up ones. This can be a big bummer and deal-breaker for those looking to network online, because it can be a time-waster to network with fake profiles. However, there appears to be some real people (perhaps very few) and you might still be able to make some friends from here. Most of the members are concentrated in the Americas.
Payments to consider
This website is free to use, even for all its features but only after your profile has been activated. As mentioned, activation might take up to 12 hours, so patience is required.
Should you join?
Seeing that it is a free site, there should be no harm in joining this website, however Herpes Anonymous does not appear to offer anything more than what the other herpes dating websites offer, and their member pool stems from a few countries, which might make it less attractive to other users.