Best caption suggestion ever!
It would seem like a better idea to find a date/meet people through one of the organizations private message boards. Do you and/or Meirion work for positivelite.com & do they have such a thing? I noticed you link to your website here, but I got a 404 error. I feel bad that there is probably people out there who feel like one of those sites is the way to go(especially in terms of counseling!) when there are clearly better ways.
Anyway... what I first intended to say was that the photo is hilarious/awesome in a freaky space odyssey kind of way.
I'm a featured blogger on the site and also take care of a lot of the adminstration. It keeps me very busy. My pages are here: http://positivelite.com/content/blog/contributors/green-acres
There are reputable Poz dating services for sure, and I think all but the most gullible will find their way to the good ones.
Glad you like this (very weird) photo. I do too. It was taken a while back but I don't think I ever posted it here.
That is one gigantic bathroom!
Isn't it? The Internatiuonal AIDS Conference was held in this building once. It's a very large convention centre.
Looking forward to the link and your report..about these site entrepreneurs
I'm doubtful now whether I can run it - there are just too many sensibilities to consider, unfortunately. But we'll see.
Even if these people are rather uncouth, common sense would seem to indicate that the terminology doesn't make for good marketing.
Of course I'm wondering which Swiss company is the dating site conglomerate. I actually worked with a guy who ran a dating site empire in his spare time ... but I don't think his was ever very successful.
The language many of these franchise sites use shows they are run by outsiders who dont know/understand their marekt. That makes me suspicious right there.
Behind almost this entire industry is this Swiss-based company. http://datingfactory.com/
It's a brave and confident man who whips out his camera in the men's room, yes?
Good luck with the article.
I have a very long - lens . . .
When I look at that bathroom, it's easy to imagine a grand musical production with dozens of men recreating their own version of the Dancing Fountains at the Bellagio Hotel while Liberace, wearing a yellow, swarovski crystal covered wetsuit, accompanies them on a white porcelain baby grand singing, "I'll be seeing you, in all the old familiar places..."
Too much? *lol*
What sort of mob scene is this bathroom designed for??? How many people need to pee at the same time anyway?
Investigative reporting! My, my, good luck.
This is for a new kind of "flash" mob. ;-)
boy... it's rare you see a bunch of urinals without those privacy walls between them now.
Oh my....You take me to places I have not been before.
Actually, it is quite lovely.
I don't know what to think about these dating sites. Would I, if I had cancer or any other disease, look for like? Would that be the first thing on my mind? Of course, cancer is not contagious.
So bear with, dense little me....Are these sites to share for sexual encounters or places to relate about the disease? Or really trying for a relationship in potentially lonely times.
I would be very interested in how you report.
I haven't been there myself....I guess paying sites to meet others is quite the vogue. Once I went to Matchline, some 11 years ago. Is that the name? I met men who changed my life by widening my world of understanding. Not necessarily to the good. More like RUN, don't walk away. Handsome or not.
I think I shall become a protestant nun replacing or echoing St Francis of Assisi instead. Now I read dog adoption sites.
I googled and there are indeed cancer dating sites. IMO these sites,many of them franchises just like the HIV dating sites, are no good. In actual fact there are reputable ways to meet people with HIV - we are talking about relationships, not hookups, but they are through the not for profits, not these money- making schemes.
See, that is one of those things that hadn't ever really occured to me - that there would a market for an HIV-specific dating site. Makes perfect sense in retrospect, but it is just one of those facets that don't occur to most people not as closely associated with it.
And, by the sounds of it, a market that isn't currently well-served.