OKCupid is one of the most popular dating sites and is free to sign up initially.It works with special algorithms that match users with potential dates.Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president and CEO, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.“Access to testing and treatment, along with education about STD prevention, are the best ways to ensure that people stay healthy and safe.Creating online dating profiles helps consumers carefully consider potential matches.
The 2014 study, “Internet’s Dirty Secret: Assessing the Impact of Online Intermediaries on HIV Transmission,” looked at data in 33 states from 1999 to 2008 and concluded Craig’s List personal ads were to blame for the increase.
People were meeting and hooking up long before the internet and Cranston said the most important thing is communication. Seek out information about risk factors, screening clinics and if you can, always wear a condom.
“If people are having sex and taking sexual risks – meaning condom-less sex with a partner or partners – then regular screening is your next best bet,” Cranston said.
Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.
With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.Launched in 2004, OKCupid works with many populations of people.