Hmates Review

hmates review

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hmates review




Hmates Review

Hmates is a free-to-join online dating and friends community specifically for people with herpes or HPV. It was started in February 2004 and states that they have 20077 members right now (till 2014.1.10). It was created for people with H, by people with H, and is staffed by volunteers with H. Its goal is to provide the best free and user friendly service to all H positive singles. Hmates has a nice interface, but the registration progress is a little bit complicated.


  • Standard Membership – Free
  • Donor Membership – Members who make a donation to the site can be a donor and enjoy additional benefits.
  • 1 month for $10
    3 months for $25
    6 months for $40
    12 months for $60
    60 months for $100



  • Free to join the community for herpes and HPV sufferers.
  • Use instant messenger to get in touch with other users quickly.
  • Live chat rooms
  • Donor (who make a donation to the site) can enjoy special benefits.
  • STD Directory gives you access to check some information about your illness and how to manage it.
  • Photo privacy protection.


Complicated Registration Progress:

  • You have to fill in login username and Profile Name, which should be different. Generally, it’s hard to remember many handles on one site.
  • List 4 languages you speaking.
  • Profile Name should be capitalized. Not sure what’s the point of this requirement.
  • Your City / Town should be capitalized.
  • Your City / Town cannot contain all capital letters.
  • You can do nothing until your profiles has been approved by admin. It takes 24 hours to get approved, which is somewhat time-consuming.


Performing a Search:

  • Member Name Search
  • Quick Search:
    My Gender
    Looking For
    Ages From To
    Miles From Zip
    Photos Only
  • Advanced Search:
    Looking for
    Hobbies & Interests
    Relationship Status


Privacy Setting Options:

  •   Block all members from Instant Messaging me:
  •   Hide my profile text snippet from all non-members (photos are never shown):
  •   Hide my photo from the Spotlight display on the Member Homepage:
  •   Hide my photo from all members without a photo on their profile:
  •   Hide my photo from all members that are not Donor members:
  •   Hide my photo from all members that are not on my Favorites list (Donor only):
  •   Hide my profile from the Views Received page and display on the Member Homepage (Donor only):