But he's not the only one doing it, and if you're looking for a match online, you've probably been reading through plenty of profiles that weren't written by the person in the profile.
If the profile looked too good to be true, it probably was.
Sometimes, looking for love online is good way to get outside of our usual social circles without going to bars or singles events.
But having an online dating profile can also pose challenges to clinicians who worry how it may affect clients, students, or supervisees to see them putting their hopes and hearts into prose while searching for intimacy on the Internet.
The disclosure of an HIV-positive status and the selection of HIV-positive partners are explored as key mechanisms for preventing the spread of the virus while enabling people ‘living with HIV’ to form intimate relations, ‘sharing the virus’ in other ways – practices conceptualised here as ‘viral-sociality’.
Throughout the discussion attention is drawn to how sexual relations, clinical encounters and HIV-related criminal prosecutions intersect in this field, such that the most private aspects of ‘living with’ the virus can at the same time be the most public.
It’s a tricky business, and one which is for the most part unregulated. Making sure that ‘dating’ has a good name, and helping each other out, rather than working against each other.
These are just some of the reasons why the Online Dating Association was created in the UK last year, and why I, as a single girl, was inspired to create the UK Dating Awards. And so I was really disappointed on a couple of occasions recently.
If your clients, students, or supervisors are in a similar age group as your dating pool, it may only be a matter of time before these online encounters occur.
Drawing on an analysis of HIV dating websites and interviews with women living with HIV, this article moves beyond this and connects the use of dating websites with the changing dynamics of what constitutes a ‘normal’ life with HIV in the ‘post-AIDS’ era.
The use of these websites is situated within a broader ethics of intimacy in which people living with HIV are told they are able to develop ‘normal’ sexual/romantic relationships, yet their right to do so is contingent on them pro-actively protecting others from infection.
It may have been written by Lisa Hoehn, New York-based founder and CEO of Profile Polish, and author of "You Probably Shouldn't Write That: Tips and Tricks for Creating an Online Dating Profile that Doesn't Suck."After conducting in-depth interviews with her clients and choosing and editing photos for their pages, she creates their profiles.
Each week, she does between four and 10 profiles, and work has been steady since she launched her business in August 2013."A profile is your way to get your foot in the door with a potential match," Hoehn said.