NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Because believe it or not, the world actually does need another dating site. Available today, DatingPositives is a social discovery platform where – for only $3.99 per month – people living with STIs can chat, find love, hook-up, seek advice from other people, and most importantly, not feel depressed AF about being on the site to begin with.
Anyone who has checked out DatingPositives' competitors can attest that going to a typical STI-centered dating site feels at best, like a trip back to the year 2002 and at worst, like being stuck to a plastic chair in a sweaty DMV in August. Tacky photos of hands clasped together ("Finally, I'm not alone!") and people basking in the sun with their eyes closed elicits the depressing, doomed feeling of how the f*** did I get here?
"It's no wonder many people question the validity and necessity of these kinds of sites to begin with," says Maria Sullivan, President & Chief Dating Officer of DatingPositives. "Some people criticize STI-centered platforms like ours, saying they – by definition – isolate people and add to the stigma that positive people already face. The truth is, people are entitled to their own opinions and are free to use whatever sites and apps they want. DatingPositives is a place where people can choose to be part of a community who gets it, not because an STI-focused site is their only option to find happiness. We are disrupting the space by creating a landscape that is fun, user-friendly, ads-free, and that ultimately says 'you have a diagnosis...so what? Let's move on to more important things.'"
DatingPositives' fresh and dynamic layout is only the beginning of the disruption. In addition to being the cheapest option on the market with unlimited, ad-free messaging and live video chatting capabilities, members of DatingPositives have access to an online magazine called Waxoh! which will feature a gallery of articles on the best dating tips, health and wellness information, and news updates. Waxoh! also features exclusive articles by STI-activist Josh Robbins who is known for their work and advocacy.
"The other way we are distinguishing ourselves is by being adamant about the fact that we are not exclusively a dating site," Sullivan adds. "Of course, many people are interested in joining for sex, love, and dating - and that's great! But we have curated this platform to be a place where people can find friendship, seek advice, or just enjoy content that happens to be relevant to one aspect of their lives."
DatingPositives.com currently works on any web browser on desktop and mobile. Membership costs $3.99 per month.
DatingPositives is a social discovery platform where you can chat, find love, hook-up, or seek advice from others experiencing the same things you are.
If you're positive, we're positive this is the place for you. So, you're living with HIV, Herpes, Hepatitis B, C, or another STI? As long while you're not full of BS, you're welcome here.
Create a profile and instantly get connected with people across the globe who are searching for someone just like you. A monthly membership of only $3.99 means unlimited messaging, live video chatting, and complete access to DatingPositives' social hub. No tiered memberships, no need to upgrade, and browsing profiles is ads-free!
About Social Discovery Ventures
Social Discovery Ventures (SDV) creates, develops and funds Internet projects specializing in communication platforms that enable people across the world to get closer and expand their social networks. Our portfolio of over 50 brands features dating, communication, travel, language learning, and shared economy. The SDV philosophy is 'Where Art & Technology Collide', which inspires our corporate culture. Art drives innovation. Innovation determines the development of technology. Technologies are the foundation of our business. We create products that remove social barriers and bring people together worldwide. Our approach to work, T&D, corporate events, and office design all reflect this philosophy.