It was a chance encounter that brought it home to me.Shortly before turning 30, I was in New York visiting friends when I happened to bump into my university ex with his new fiancée, doing a spot of holiday engagement-ring shopping on Fifth Avenue.
Aside from that, I know only one other fact about him: he knows everything about me.
As much as some of my closest friends and family - my own mother even. A year ago, I published Chastened, a memoir detailing my decision to voluntarily spend 12 months living and loving without sex.
Now, depending on your outlook, a year is either an eternity or an insultingly brief spell - certainly not a book-worthy feat. It was the choosing that counted - the stepping back and taking control of a part of my personal life that seemed to be increasingly shaped by other people's expectations. I'd never had a one-night stand, and if you insist on talking numbers, my tally of partners was still in single digits - downright modest by the standards of the London media circles I moved in. Nor was quality, though looking back, one dimension was missing from the dating experiences of my 20s: love.
It’s as if people no longer have any regard for the values of abstinence and saving that special moment for your wedding night.
There are very books on the market about abstinence and celibacy while dating.
So get your copy now, and enjoy your journey of being different, virtuous, and reaping the benefits that come along with it!The first date is with a colleague's handsome friend.It may sound unusual, but millions of couples around the world are practicing celibacy - that is, they saving sex for marriage! Some are Christians, some are Muslims, and some just want to avoid unwanted pregnancies and STDs. Can a man and a woman who are dating really avoid having pre-marital sex.The answer is yes, and this book can help you do it!Readers will learn: * Why group dating is a good idea* What types of situations to avoid* How to encourage and support each other* Why you shouldn't sleep at each other's house* Why you should avoid provocate or revealing dressing* How to not give up or give in* Why it's worth it to wait until you are married* and much more!Why this book is so different: This e-book is very unconventional because casual sex is so prevalent.