(CNN) -- When John got divorced after 12 years of marriage, he took a deep breath and launched into the dating scene."And wham, with my very first girlfriend, I caught herpes," he says."You feel betrayed and all of a sudden separated from the rest of the world.I am lots of fun with a very sarcastic and dry sense of humour.Would love to find someone who takes me for who I am. I am very caring and dedicated when I find something I believe in. Well, I've found myself on here probably the same way as everyone else.Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the first outbreak.Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to decrease over a period of years. Results of a nationally representative study show that genital herpes infection is common in the United States.(Watch how daunting dating can be for those with STDs )"I went on Craig's List and posted a note that said, 'I live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and I'm a decent professional man, and I've ended up with this.' Someone then contacted me and said, 'Have you heard of Charlotteh?
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"I would have been happy to have had just one person to unload everything I was feeling," he says.
"Instead I found more than 500.""Charlotteh" was started two years ago by Pam - who, like John, doesn't want her last name used.
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