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Offline TravPJ

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Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« on: March 18, 2009, 04:06:13 AM »


I am curious if anyone here in the forums have any experience with the personal ad aspect of this site.

I dabbled a little with it last night and have a mixed opinion. 8)

Is it me or does it have the feel of a meat market?

 I was thinking how it would be perfect if it had a cheesy bartender with bad jokes and a sleezy hotel across the street.

Needless to say, I won't hold my breathe. Well, not for too long anyway. ::)



 
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Offline mpositive

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 10:39:11 AM »
Well, I find so few options for a HIV+ Hetero male, that I personally am hoping for the best. 
However, you are not wrong.

Offline Texan38

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 12:11:34 PM »
I think it's a roll of the dice kind of thing. You might get lucky and meet someone romantically or you might just meet someone and become good friends. You might meet someone who you wish you hadn't met in the first place or you might not meet anyone at all.

Keep an open mind to the experience. You'll never know unless you try.  ;)

Lots of luck.
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~ Lauren Bacall

Offline mpositive

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 01:08:33 PM »
Texan,

That is one of the funniest replies...lol.  Reminds me many years ago of an old comedy sketch.

The whole "you might"  or  " you might"  or  "you might"  lol   thought it was cute.

Offline dixieman

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 01:55:48 PM »
I've been posted on poz for awhile... I've made a few friends, been on a few dates but, I still have not found the right one... Oh ... I've also met a few I wish I did not... plus, theres alot of scammers on the site... so use caution... as with any personal web-site... one good suggestion... read the ads completely... theres some sick puppies online...lol but, its what makes the world... Real interesting? John

Offline BlueMoon

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 06:40:01 PM »
I like meat market sites! 
...................VL.....CD4.....%
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08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009, 08:31:43 PM »
After I was almost violently stalked by a psychotic man obsessed with me in 2000 I gave up any and all internet anonymous sex.  However, previous to that I had tapped into a very underground group of gay Jamaicans that gave me much joy for a brief time.  I especially appreciated the one that requested that I arrive wearing a pair of soiled underwear with a hole cut in the back.

... and then there was that Santeria priest.  Now that was a good story.  He even treated me to a trip in the South Bronx for chuchifritos after rimming me for 2 whole hours.

http://www.hardsalsa.com/Cuchifritos.html
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline freaky_dream

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 10:28:08 PM »
I dunno. Being a 'mo the other options kinda suck. The only thing poz guys are interested in on the other sites are raw anon' pump and dump scenerios and one wonders why HPV is now so prevelant in gays with HIV...

Just wisht the selection wasnt so limited even in a big city like LA. Would really love it if they upgraded the personals section. Gussy it up a bit and and some more functions to attract more people.

Offline denb45

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2009, 10:39:46 PM »
Gussy it up a bit and and some more functions to attract more people.


But , that still does little to nothing in the prevention of STDs, HIV, HPV, and why put lipstick on a PIG, if you do, no matter what, it's still a PIG.....just sayin  :)
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Offline freaky_dream

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009, 10:46:05 PM »
Most guys on poz personals aren't really looking for one night stands so I don't know about that. Granted there are some guys who try to use it for that.

Offline BlueMoon

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2009, 11:11:44 PM »

http://www.hardsalsa.com/Cuchifritos.html

Hmm, mofongo today, and yesterday it was Mofungo

Sometimes the synchronicity gets a little spooky. 
...................VL.....CD4.....%
-----------------------------------------
08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2009, 11:26:47 PM »
Nothing like good cocina criolla, I say.  Did I mention the delightful young Puerto Rican guy that retiled my kitchen this weekend only wearing blue bikini underwear and a baseball cap?  I kid you not.  He's coming back to do the bathroom in a couple of weeks.  These services are being performed as a barter for the loan of a Thierry Mugler tuxedo for his brother's wedding on Sunday :)
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline komnaes

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2009, 11:54:42 PM »
Would he take off that bikini too if you also load him a pair of Ermenegildo Zegna's shoes to go with the tuxedo... ;D
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2009, 12:35:09 AM »
Barbara please.  I included a pair of black Gucci slip ons and an Hermes white french cuff shirt with vintage cuff links.  He also had his pick from my collection of pocket squares and ties stored ever so tenderly in a fire engine red leather box.

The only thing I forgot to include was a pair of cashmere socks, but maybe I'll run them over to his house.

He'll definitely upstage the groom.
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Online joemutt

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2009, 01:17:16 AM »
Back to topic. I have very good experience with poz.com.
I had a lot of responses, but choose /managed only ever to meet one guy.
The reasons for not meeting the others: no affinity, too complicated,
situational and practical reasons.
I think it helps if you know what you're
looking for. I never felt any meat market aspect.
I met a nice guy, we dated, now he's my partner.   :)

Offline komnaes

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2009, 02:34:02 AM »
Quote
Zegna's shoes

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a pair of black Gucci slip ons

.. and of cos hence the taste difference between a "Barbara" and a "MISS Philicia".. ;D

No wonder I am not having a hot Rican guy fixing my kitchen..
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2009, 07:07:02 AM »
It's a MEAT MARKET baby as in the Holy Grail of One-Night, One-Weekend, One Season of SEX-FEST.  However, one does hope that love is in the Air since it is Spring, but I wont hold my breath if I were you.
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Offline mecch

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Re: Any thoughts on POZ Personals?
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2009, 10:28:06 AM »
Tens of thousands of personals on the most popular gay site in my country, and maybe a handful of guys say anything about being HIV+ -- even broad hints are taboo.  I was in New York and saw all the guys who openly state their status. Nice to see that in some other big cities - Berlin, for instance. 

While the meat market aspect of such virtual communication may be tawdry to some, welcome for others, ANY sign of HIV+ guys seems to be an improvement over the total public denial in Western Switzerland. Really high rates of infection but no public face. OK maybe everyone thinks its a private matter and not the most important thing in a relation, or even a hook up... but still... 
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