Dating someone who has herpes
She gets done talking and asks me if I have any questions, but at that point, I am kind of shocked and sit there in silence.
Now, please understand that herpes is something I've never had to think about before in my life.
It takes me longer than most to get to a point where I trust another person and feel comfortable with them. Two nights ago, she opens up to me, and starts off by telling me that she likes me very much and she feels safe with me, and she thinks we "have a future" (her words).
I'm happy about all of this, and I think I feel the same about her, even though, as I said, it takes me a while to warm up to new people.
Then she starts talking about how crucial communication and honestly are for her, and I agree yes of course that is central.
From the little research I did, yes, it does truly seem like genital herpes is not a medically serious thing.
But what happens if it doesn't work out between us?
What happens if I stay with her, and then 5 or 6 years down the road, we decide to break up, but I contracted herpes from her in the meantime?