Don’t let the rejection get you down

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Some of you may have seen a few posts from me about my experience with being rejected for having H. It was a horrible feeling being rejected for something I couldn’t control, as I’m sure most of you have felt the same way when being rejected for this. It took me a while to fully get over it, and I never thought I’d have the strength to actually put myself out there again because I feared the rejection.
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I decided though that no matter how bad it felt, I wasn’t going to get anywhere if I didn’t at least try. So I put myself on an online dating site again, and within a few days I’d started talking to someone who I hit it off with instantly. This is a rarity for me :) I told myself that I would only disclose after the third date (if it got that far) because I didn’t want to make the mistake of telling too soon again (I told the last guy after the first date).

However, after a week or so of talking he told me some quite personal stuff and I ended up telling him (this is before we’d even met in person!). I didn’t feel obliged to tell him because of what he’d told me, I just felt comfortable enough to tell him. He asked me a couple of questions then he said it didn’t bother him and he still wanted to meet me

We’ve seen each other a lot since and we are now a couple

I never thought I’d be here sharing a success story with herpes, after my experience of being rejected for it I didn’t think I’d ever meet someone who would accept me despite of it. But it’s happened. And if you are feeling the way I did back then, please know that there are people out there who will be able to see past it and accept you for you. Don’t give up. I never thought it’d happen to me, but it has Don’t let the rejection get you down.

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