MPwH is a dating site targeted at people who have STDs, looking for like-minded people to date or be friends with. It’s not easy living life with an STD as there is still a lack of general awareness about these diseases. MPwH.com has claimed that they were the first ones to offer dating services to people suffering from STDs. While that is still under debate, MPwH is different from other dating sites as they are limited to only the HSV-1 and HSV-2 viruses, making it more specific when it comes to targeting users.
MPwH.com is a niche dating site more than other similar sites, as they restrict themselves to users who only have either of the two viruses. The site features a plethora of features designed to help people find their potential partners. While the free membership allows you access most of the features, upgrading to a paid membership will unlock several key features. MPwH which is an acronym for “Meet People With Herpes”, claims to be the original dating site for people having herpes. Do they have what it takes to be the number 1 site for people suffering from STDs? We are here to find out just that.
The first impression you get about this site is definitely an interesting one. The homepage has dark visuals which is pretty different from other similar sites that have bright colors everywhere. MPwH.com takes a different route and this really helps them to stand out. However, the design of the website does look outdated. The homepage doesn’t express how they function in clear enough ways. MPwH, the name itself doesn’t really help a lot, since you don’t really know what it stands for unless you go out of your way to find out. The interface is simple but lacks the modern flair that most websites have these days. However, every feature you need to access is right in front of you and it is easy to browse the site. All in all, this site definitely needs a visual revamp.
How to Use
When you first enter the website, you have to create an account. You will be asked to fill in key details such as gender, gender preference, potential partner age range, your disease, country and state you live in. What is unique here is that, MPwH.com focuses more on people who suffer from two strains of viruses. So if you are a person suffering from either of those strains, there is a very high chance you will meet someone with a similar virus. Once you register your account, you can start browsing the various features such as:
Let’s Meet – This is a tinder-esque feature, where you quickly go through a series of member profiles and select the ones you like. If you like a particular profile, he/she will see your like and respond.
Connections – On the left side of the main interface, you will see a box, which on selection will show you the number of connections you have made so far and various other details such as who liked you, winks, favorites etc.
Search – MPwH has a standard search tool that enables you to refine your searches and find the potential partner of your dreams. It also allows you to customize your searches to meet any specific requirements you may have.
Blogs – The site also has a section for blogs, where members can share their experiences with other members in the community.
This website has a few unique features that you won’t really find anywhere else. You will also find a lot of similarities between MPwH.com and other sites which may also point to claims of being the first ever dating site for people with herpes. However, at the same time it also creates a disadvantage as the entire experience isn’t as different as you want it to be. Some of the unique features they have are;
Forums – MPwH has its own forum where you can discuss, debate and share a variety of different topics and interact with your fellow community members. You can use this tool for socializing, meeting new people or just for asking questions.
Profile Comments – This is a cool way to interact with other members in the site. When you visit another member’s profile, you can write a comment right under their profile picture. This may seem like nothing, but whenever someone visits a profile, your eyes almost always go towards the profile picture first. So having a comment really helps in increasing your visibility by a large margin. Just make sure you are respectful to others.
Wink – A lot of sites have the wink feature, which is a quick way to let someone know you are interested in them. MPwH.com takes it a bit further by allowing you to choose from a pre-determined set of one liners to accompany your wink, which just amplifies the interactive experience for you and the member you like.
Temporary Profile Deactivation – If you are planning to go on vacation for a few months, or if you know you will be very busy for a set period of time, you can temporarily deactivate your profile and avoid getting bombed with messages when you eventually log back in. Another use for this feature is that if you met somebody, but at the same time you aren’t sure of he/she is the one and you don’t want to delete your account until you know for sure. In most other sites, you often get bombarded with hundreds of unread messages when you log in after a long period of time. Luckily, at MPwH, you can avoid that from happening.
What’s great about MPwH.com is their verification process. Most dating sites are filled with fake profiles and bots because they don’t take the necessary steps to verify their members. In MPwH, verification isn’t a mandatory thing but you can choose to get verified so others know that you are a real person looking for a real relationship. Another great advantage to getting yourself verified is that your profile will also come up in searches faster than non-verified profiles. This is something that every other dating website should do and kudos to MPwH.com for e for being the first ones to do so.
Safety and Security
MPwH never asks for your email or your personal details when registering your account. While it’s great that you don’t have to give your personal information, there is a down side too. It means that you really can’t say if someone you meet is who they claim to be. While verification solves this issue, don’t expect every member to do it. So, always exercise caution when meeting people online. As far as the website security goes, it uses the latest industry standard and no real problems have been exposed so far. You can go through their privacy section to see if you want to be a part of their community or not.
Free Membership – Allows you full access to most features, but you need to go for the paid membership to unlock all the features the site has to offer.
Paid Membership – Getting a paid membership will unlock a variety of excellent and convenient features to find someone efficiently and quickly. There is no guarantee, but it sure does make your experience a better one.
- Lifetime Standard membership for $0.00
- 1 Month Gold membership for $19.95
- 3 Months Gold membership for $39.95 ($13.30/month)
- 6 Months Gold membership for $59.95 ($9.99/month)
- 12 Months Gold membership for $79.95 ($6.66/month)
To conclude, this is definitely a cool dating site for people with herpes. It’s not the best but it has some very nice features that make it stand apart from the rest. With a little bit more active users and a revamped visual interface, this site could really get to the top and dominate the space.