Become friends first, do things together, build a relationship in which communication and trust are paramount and you will find disclosure - and initial reaction - much easier.
Here are some scripts to follow in telling a new or future dating partner about HPV.
Now that you know you have genital herpes, you're out of the dating game, right? There's no reason to stop looking for love and fun.
Genital herpes doesn't detract from your many desirable qualities, which have drawn people to you in the past and will continue to make you a great catch. The first date after a genital herpes diagnosis may seem a little strange, however.
And it's important to understand that genital HSV is very common, affecting about 20% of the U. If you hope to be sexually intimate with your date at some point, you may feel like you're keeping a secret.
If you are one to be candid with people, you'll want to blurt it out. There are some things you should reveal about yourself right away -- for example, that you're married, or that you're just in town for the week -- but some things are better left for the appropriate moment.
I know from experience it will be tough, talking a potential date about your condition. You WILL be rejected, probably more often than not - but you must stand strong.