Establishment and membership base
The website has been in operation for almost ten years and, in that time, has developed a reasonably active user base—with members present predominantly from the US, but also from numerous other countries.
Females and males users are represented in approximately equal numbers, with the most active age range of members generally between 20-40.
Hsv Singles is free to join, although a premium subscription is necessary in order to gain access to the complete set of features.
The initial process of registering with the website is straightforward and quickly accomplished and only a valid email ID, username and password are required in order to become a member of this site.
Once registration is complete, it’s worth spending some time n the next stage—profile building. Whilst it’s best to keep things simple to begin with, the more useful information the better. All key personal details, dating preferences and requirements for a partner can be entered.
Many users only rely on verified accounts and to ensure an account is duly verified will help increase the chances of finding the right match.
Hsv Singles, as with many similar sites, has a two-level membership structure: free and by subscription, with a related two level use of features.
Some of the key features accessible to free users include the opportunity to:
- reply to others’ instant messages
- review new members that have joined the website
- add other users to favourites and see out who has added users to theirs
- maintain a “little black book” comprising contacts users are interested in
- keep a watch on those that have viewed user’s own profile
- update their profile at any time and manage photos
Premium membership, on the other hand, also offers the ability to:
- block other users
- send unlimited emails and flirts
- remain anonymous in stealth mode
- have full access to the dedicated mobile version of the website
- chat in real time using the instant messenger
- use the built-in audio/video chat room
- contribute to discussions on member forums
Connecting with others
The IM feature is a very useful tool for getting in touch with other users who may be a potential match, providing the fastest form of communication with a prospective partner. If, after a while, members don’t wish to chat with a particular user, their username can be blocked.
As with similar sites, Hsv Singles has basic/quick as well as advanced search options. The latter feature gives users suggestions for dating based upon on the information they’ve provided in their profile.
Some of the key parameters based on which a user can find an ideal match include:
- with/without photo
- age and physical characteristics such as height, body type etc
Hsv Singles offers two types of memberships, standard and premium, with premium prices being quite affordable. It also offers an innovative 3 day trial:
- 3 day trial $7.95
- 1 month premium subscription $29.95
- 3 month subscription $39.95
As can be seen, the longer a member subscribes for the lower the average effective, monthly outgoing.
Although every user of the site can request support through live chat, 24/7 support is available only to premium users. However, the FAQ section is extensive and contains all the essential details pertaining to the main features of the site.
Privacy and security
Although premium users can hide their profile and remain anonymous on the site, there are very few options for standard members to do the same.
Hsvsingles.com offers those with herpes and other STD’s several basic options in addition to a healthy membership base. All in all, the site provides a non–discriminatory and non–judgmental location for herpes singles to find love, friendship or romance, depending on their preferences.