Living with HIV may be one of the most difficult challenges you can face in life, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of your dating life. With the HOPE+ app you can discover people who are living with the same situation as you that are also looking to meet someone new. There are plenty of other dating apps, and some of them like MPWH or Positive Singles are geared towards those with STD’s, but it’s not as easy finding an app for HIV positive singles so this app is quite unique. HOPE+ is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
When you’re living with HIV it’s difficult to know where to go if you want to find a life partner – let’s face it most people don’t want to get romantically involved with someone that’s HIV positive. This can be pretty discouraging if you’re living with the disease but you’re still healthy and relatively young. HOPE+ is the perfect app for HIV singles that what to find the right person just like anyone else. Sign up is simple – you just enter some basic profile information, create a password and you’re off and running. There’s no email verification, allowing you to remain as anonymous as you like.
The user interface is nice and simple with your profile picture at the top of the app, and your available options below it. The Let's Meet section is really the heart and soul of the app. Here you’ll find available matches near you. When you find someone you like you can simply swipe to the right and if you want to keep looking you can swipe to the left. You can also use the X or heart tabs at the bottom of the app as well. You only have a limited number of profiles you can view in each round after which you’ll have to wait for a period of time up to 45 minutes before you can look at more profiles.
Other Great Features
The messages section will let you access any messages that have been sent to you by people you’ve matched with, as well as any messages from the developers as well. The other main section is called Topics, which is basically a social media feed where you can leave pictures and post general comments. It’s a great tool, but be warned; you may find some explicit photos posted on here. As long as you’re okay with that it can be a lot of fun.
Benefits and Drawbacks
A meeting place for HIV positive singles
App is free
Simple and intuitive user interface
Includes a social media feed called Topics
May contain explicit material
Can only view a limited number of profiles every 45 minutes
HOPE+ is a great place for HIV positive singles to come together. It’s a free app, with a nice clean user interface that’s easy to sign up for. You’re not required to use email verification for sign up, and you can include as much or as little information in your profile as you like. It also includes some nice social media style tools. If you’re single and living with HIV, HOPE+ is a great app to help you get back out there and dating.