Example: Many devoutly Christian girls (particularly younger girls) in churches and youth groups across America.
You’re just going to live for yourself and for God until you meet the person you recognize as your soulmate.Afterall, why date at all if you know they’re not the one for you? Dating before meeting your soulmate will only tempt, distract, and dilute you.Plus, being an island out their in the largely not-devoutly-faithful world can cause problems of it own…it can dilute your faith.Advantages Examples: Most couples who wait-until-marriage and then get into a long-term relationship in their early-to-mid 20’s end up falling into this category out of shear desire for physical intimacy.Creativity is encouraged to keep things fun and interesting over a long-term relationship without crossing the line (having sex).
You can be waiting till marriage and still be sexual. This allows you to experience relatively full romantic relationships (complete with a decent amount of physical intimacy) while still saving that one big thing for the love of your life to share only with each other.
They maintain their innocence and that helps them not cross the line.
“Holding Hands & Kissing Only” people can often find themselves conflicted about what is OK and what is not in their romantic relationships.
People using this method often run into value conflicts with the people they get into relationships with.
The only good match is another “everthing but” person, and that’s hard to find in the circles that these people typically run.
I guess by you’re 20’s you’ve usually secured the willpower to not cross the line.