There’s a dating website for people with STDs, and it’s called STDFriends.com. Folks go on there to find partners with STDs because they have one. Yes, really. And I won’t even shade it (not too much). Well, first I did, because I gave it a blank stare. O___O. And then I was all “Ok, lemme chill.” It makes sense.
Listen. I applaud the folks on STDfriends for being open bout their diseases. But it takes BALLS (‘scuse me) to be so public bout your privates. It takes the world’s most giant balls (which is probably a medical problem) to tell the world that you have genital herpes or HIV, and present yourself on an ePlatter. Letting folks know that it might have burned when you peed (before you got medication for it) is courageous. AND they get props for knowing their statuses. It means they’ve been to the doctor recently. Or one day, they went. Something.
So I won’t e’em judge. The good thing bout STDfriends.com is that the folks there can be fully transparent about their diseases, without the threat of stigma. Their first dates are probably less awkward because they’d both come to the table knowing what each other’s bringing to the… table. If you already know that your partner has herpes, and vice versa, it’s one less thing to worry about. So there IS a silver lining. Like on their profiles, at the very top, right under “height” was “STD(s).” There’s no element of surprise.
Being the nosy somebody that I am, I went on the site and looked at some of the profiles. And this is where the shade comes in. A lot of those people probably have poor dating lives because they aren’t great catches overall, not just because they have some incurable disease of the vajayjay or peen. Like the dude who was on there, 44 years old, 5’7 and making less than $25,000 a year. Sir, you’re not winning in A LOT of areas. The fact that he had herpes was just the cherry on top of the non-winning sundae.
Or the dude who said his idea of romance is “holding hands.” Sir, are you 12??? You might be single because you’re boring, you like to discuss “the meaning of life” and the picture on your profile is at least 25 years old. It’s not because of your clap.
Anywho, this website just shows that there’s a community online for EVERYONE. Having an STD isn’t the end of your dating life. Join STDfriends.com! They should pay me for this ad. Like totally.
So… what do you guys and gals think of the website?
By the way, folks. This is a good time to remind everyone to wrap it up. Prophylactics are our friends. They are there to protect us from bad 3-letter words/acronyms. Like STDs. And HIV. And KID. Let’s use them.