If they're sad, they may question whether they're still desirable. However, millions of people manage to date happily with STDs.
Sometimes, that's because they don't know they have an STD.
Still others put it on the table even before going on a first date.
Other times, it's because being open and honest about sexual health is a good way to turn up the intimacy and heat.
Dating with STDs wouldn't seem nearly as difficult if people made a habit of talking about sex before having it.
The truth is, many people have STDs and don't know it. When talking about having an STD with a partner or potential partner, both people should ideally know where they stand.
Not knowing increases the risk of judgement and blame. Some people like to talk about it before any intimacy occurs—either emotional or physical.