You notice that he lives in a pretty big house, so you congratulate yourself on finding a guy who’s stable.
But once he unlocks the front door, he whispers to you…
HIVequal.org: How to Date an HIV-positive Guy offers the ‘rules’ and ‘reactions’ to dating openly in the 21st century in this article chronicling one man’s search for love as an HIV-positive gay man.
Out.com: Dating Positively shares one man’s experience dating as an HIV-positive gay man and how he learned to renegotiate his self-worth with confidence after seroconverting.
I knew enough about sexually transmitted diseases to know that I had herpes, but I didn't know exactly what to do.
As I sat in the college health center waiting to see a doctor, I watched my very short-lived social life drift by.
Now don’t get me wrong, living with your parents isn’t that big of a deal. Is he living the good life by freeloading off his parents? And most importantly, is it really that big of a deal? His mother will even wash his clothes and collect his dirty laundry. But we know it’s because mothers cannot resist their children. Getting introduced to the family means something serious is going on with the relationship. You already met his family, because there will always be that time when his parents will suddenly come home unexpectedly.
But you may start to wonder why he’s living with them, when he’s at the age where living independently is more common. What’s it like to date a guy who lives with his parents? You know why your boyfriend is living in his childhood bedroom. And why do you enjoy seeing your boy get pampered by his mom? We’re just hoping you have all your clothes on when they do.
For those of you who have never dated a guy who still lives with his parents, here’s all you need to know. Well, the money that he gets to save goes to your “gift” money. Well, you actually are one of the lucky ones, because not every girl gets to be introduced to the parents of their significant others.
Think of this as an advantage rather than something shameful.
Advocate.com: Dating While HIV-positive: Knowing What You’re Worth offers tips and information about dating when one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative.
Learn about effective ways to reduce the chance of transmission like using condoms correctly and consistently, staying on treatment, and using Pr EP.
Jean: I'm almost 34, but I look like I'm in my twenties, and my only addiction is Pepsi. (Since I hadn't earned the money, I didn't want to take any of it; he insisted on giving it all to me.) We share household cleaning responsibilities equally. And if the fling turns so lusty that it threatens your platonic relationship? Here's hoping it turns into an exclusive lifelong love affair!