BUZZFEED NEWS - There are a number of STI-focused dating apps, including H Date, HSV Singles, Meet Positives, Meet People With Herpes. Positive Singles is one of the most popular dating platforms for people with herpes, as well as other sexually transmitted infections like HIV and chlamydia. Successful Match, a dating company that owns niche dating sites like MillionaireMatch, InterracialMatch, SeniorMatch, and Meet People With Herpes, created Positive Singles in 2001. It boasts ~2.37M users, but it's experienced increased scrutiny over the years. In 2014, Successful Match paid out $16.5M in a settlement from a class action lawsuit after users accused the company of sharing private data with third parties. Positive Singles has made an increasing effort to recruit prominent STI influencers as product ambassadors over the years. Clinical psychologist and sex therapist Maggie Dancel said an STI dating platform has the potential to help those who are unable to escape the "damning and negative feelings associated with being diagnosed," and ideally find an empathetic community. But it may limit opportunities for growth and acceptance from the non-status community.