Dating with herpes
One of the biggest fears a date may have is that if a relationship ends it will stir up your emotional issues, says Browning-McNee.
Recent studies have shown low transmission rates among couples in which one partner has herpes—less than 2 percent if condoms are used at least half of the time.
People who do can still get credit cards, and buy cars and property—they simply pay a higher interest rate.
To combat this misperception, try to log at least three or four dates with someone before revealing anything. But that said, many herpes sufferers opt to tell dates right away, as Dana often did.