With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.
Dating may also involve two or more people who have already decided that they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.
For those who recognize their symptoms, asymptomatic transmission appears to be far less likely than spreading the virus when lesions are present.
Many couples have had sexual relations for years without transmitting herpes.
This is called "Asymptomatic Transmission." Many genital herpes infections are spread from persons who are asymptomatic "Shedders" of the virus.
At the University of Washington, researchers found that even 10 years after being diagnosed with HSV-2, adults continue to shed virus nearly 14% of days.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
Similarly, if you have active genital herpes and have vaginal or anal intercourse, you can give your partner genital herpes.
Finally, if you have a cold sore and put your mouth on your partners genitals (oral sex), you can give your partner genital herpes.