Is it safe to date someone with HSV-2?
Having the herpes virus does not mean that your dating life is over. There is no reason you cannot continue meeting and dating people, as long as youre willing to be open and honest with them about your diagnosis.
Can you live a long life with HSV-2?
Genital herpes is essentially a minor, sometimes recurring, skin infection; cold sores which occur on the genitals rather than the face. It does not cause long-term ill health or affect longevity of life. People who get genital herpes can and do lead perfectly normal lives.