Articles tagged with: dating HIV-positive gay men

The Polar Vortex

published: March, 10, 2014 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Our New York correspondent Positively Dating, despite the brutally cold weather, is now dating two men. Meet Avi and Sam.

The Polar Vortex

William Shakespeare once wrote: “In springtime, the only pretty ring time. Birds sing, hey ding. A-ding, A-ding. Sweet lovers love the spring” Well, Shakespeare must have never had a winter like this one! For the past couple months, New York City has been wrapped in a blanket of snow and New Yorkers have been wrapped in their best down coats. For whatever reason, Mother Nature played a cruel prank on us this year and gave us what has been dubbed a Polar Vortex. Somehow this polar vortex ha

"That" conversation

published: January, 29, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Population Specific

Guest Jayce Carberry from Positive Wise on telling people you like romantically that you are HIV-positive

I was diagnosed back in 2012 and not only was this a very difficult time for me. I was in a relationship, but it was this relationship and this partner who I had contracted HIV from. This is where my life changed forever and to make things harder, the situation with us didn’t sustain the impact of my diagnosis and the relationship came to an end shortly after I had told him.  So there I was; I had just found out I was positive, and I was on my own. I was living in a town where HIV isn’t

Leaving on a jet plane

published: January, 28, 2014 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Travel, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Brian Finch

Brian Finch will shortly be leaving for Israel, and while he knows the guys are hot there, he’s frustrated by the problems his HIV status causes him in trying to hook up.

Leaving on a jet plane

On Feb 2nd, I’m  leaving Toronto to spend the rest of the winter in Tel Aviv. Repeatedly I’m asked why I’m I going. My response is, “Have you taken a look at the actual temperature outside?” Do I need to say more? It is a modern and very western country. The one problem I do have being in Israel though is that, HIV stigma-wise, it’s like being in a time warp. When I was there before I got to know the original activist who went public with stories such as people clearing the ar

Brian (cubed)

published: January, 27, 2014 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Oy vey! Our NYC writer Positive Dating has three promising Brians in his sights but sadly loses out on all three . .

Brian (cubed)

Let me back up a little bit and start from where I left off. Yes, Thanksgiving. Brian visited and as you may have guessed we spent the majority of our time hidden away in my apartment and partly clothed. Unfortunately, I realized that our tryst was nothing more than what it was, just that, a tryst.  Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed his visit and at no point did I want to go send him to the store, quickly pack up my apartment, and move to Afghanistan leaving him in the dust. But the sparks tha

Dating question

published: January, 15, 2014 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Is it wrong not to date someone with HIV? Absolutely not, says Tom Latte, but it's misguided.

This week, I noticed the above question was used to react to my post on magnetic dating. I found it fascinating.  Firstly, because I thought the notion of looking for romance advice on a computer had died with Carrie Bradshaw’s self-respect. Secondly, because I did not have an instant, well-formulated answer. I was in between two minds, weighing both sides of the argument.  The short answer: no, it isn’t wrong. What would be wrong would be for me to preach and be all self-righteous.

Why I think HIV+ guys make great boyfriends

published: January, 07, 2014 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Gary Nelson confesses: “ Ever since those early days of the AIDS crisis, I have been attracted to guys who are HIV+.”

As the year comes to an end, I think about all the things I meant to write about, but for one reason or another, didn’t.  Maybe, I didn’t want to be judged, and subject myself to criticism and stigma. But I’ve come to the conclusion that that there are always going to be people who will never understand the choices I make because their minds are already made up. So be it. I need to confess something. Ever since those early days of the AIDS crisis, I have been attracted to guys who are

My late summer of non-disclosure….part one.

published: December, 17, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

An anonymous guest contributor recounts the impact of the non disclosure laws in Canada – a period of no sex foillowed by a decision not to disclose.

My late summer of non-disclosure….part one.

Before I start this article, I have to announce that I’m submitting this article as anonymous. I’m proud of my work here and like to have my name attached to what I do, but due to the laws of non disclosure, I have no choice for fear of prosecution. The following is a result and reaction to these laws of non-disclosure….  Late summer has been very unique for me this year. This year, there was no annual trek to the gay beaches of the northern US coast, but rather it has been a culminati

Magnetic dating: I’m HIV positive… but it’s OK if you’re not.

published: November, 28, 2013 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Tom Latte on serosorting and the thorny question of whether only dating people of your own status is discrimination.

“Don’t discriminate against me but, please, allow me to do so.”  Magnetism rocks, opposites attract It’s something I’ve seen for a while now. On and off. This week, I’ve seen it twice. People saying: "I am HIV positive so I would prefer dating someone who is positive too." One was gay, the other straight. "It’s easier and a nice (person) will show up." Want to know something easy? A child jigsaw. (Ok, granted, maybe not so easy if you’re the child in question.) The Easy S

When a game is not a game

published: November, 14, 2013 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Brian Finch

Another one bites the dust. Brian Finch on why relationships are elusive for him

When a game is not a game

Relationships are elusive for me. They have, all but one, been a real source of pain.  I never heeded the red flags that would ultimately come back to haunt me at the end. My choices were not just bad but extremely damaging. One of them almost killed me. In my last post I wrote about meeting someone, going for coffee, then the next day being in his place, laying in bed talking. Since he had followed my blog for years, he knew a lot about me. I decided to share something that started off wit

In search of BB

published: October, 08, 2013 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific

No - not bareback. Positively Dating is going on vacation, in search of British Boys. But first, read about his date with a Brit and d the epic fail which followed.

In search of BB

My birthday has come and gone and now I find myself in my late thirties. And guess what?  Nothing happened. I didn’t instantly become a cat lady spending my nights alone watching sappy romantic comedies, eating my feelings, stuffing my face with dark chocolate and dreaming of my future husband. You see, I didn’t become one of those because I have always been one. Minus the cats. I’m allergic or I know I would have them too. Haven’t you seen those YouTube videos? They are so cute.  F

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