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Online Dating Site Gives New Meaning to Waiting for Mr. Right
Aug 06, 2010 (08:08 AM EDT)
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's society filled with suggestive music lyrics and videos, coed overnights a la "The Bachelorette" and sexting in the schools, one online dating site dares to be different. YouAndMeArePure.com caters to a discriminating clientele: virgins.
While virgins may be in the minority, they are by no means alone. Current statistics show that about 30 percent of Americans say they have had one or no sex partners since turning 18. YouAndMeArePure.com's founders, Lety and Jose Colin, practiced what they preached. Now married, the two were virgins when they recited their wedding vows. Now they vow to make their site - originally launched last year as virgin2virgin.com - a place where virgins can feel safe connecting with one another.
The Colins do not hide the fact that their dating site is very exclusive. In fact, they promote YouAndMeArePure.com as the only website that gives special attention to virgins. "Our site is designed specifically for singles who share the value of premarital sexual abstinence," said Jose Colin. "We offer a comfortable place where abstinence is nothing to be ashamed of and can be discussed safely and with freedom."
The Colins are convinced that saving their chastity for each other has been crucial to sustaining their strong marriage. "We see virginity as a major blessing that has given us the opportunity to appreciate one another even more," said Lety. "Hopefully, current and future virgin members will look at our lives as an inspiration to use their purity as a means of unity if they choose the path of marriage. Bringing the value and the power of virginity into marriage works wonders."
Estimates show that, since 2008, about 40 percent of all marriages have ended in divorce. With those kinds of daunting statistics, the Colins are hopeful that single people will consider virginity as one factor that can contribute to a long-lasting marriage.
The couple has received feedback from members who were pleased to find a website where they were not pressured to become intimately involved. With YouAndMeArePure.com, the Colins hope to give many others the chance to make new and close friendships or find someone to date without the pressures of a sexual relationship.
YouAndMeArePure.com offers free standard memberships to all applicants. An upgraded Gold Membership is currently free for women.
For more information, visit http://www.youandmearepure.com.