Online dating is
nothing new, but the $1.8 billion industry is growing—and diversifying—by leaps
There are dating
sites for cheaters, dating sites for millionaires, and dating sites for
Christians. The are dating sites for specific ethnic groups, dating sites for
divorcees, and dating sites for age groups.
There is even
one dating site exclusively for virgins.
The site, YouandMeArePure.com,
just changed its name to WeWaited.com in its quest to better target
virgins (who are at least 18 years old) looking for other virgins to date.
view our site as a safe place to meet other like-minded singles,” says Lety Colin, who founded the site with her husband, Jose.
“That’s because we use a reliable screening process. We figure if someone is
not honest about themselves, they may not be honest regarding their status as a
Colin says all
profiles are screened, and the basic information provided by potential members
is independently verified. The Colins were virgins when they married and say
the decision to wait has strengthened their bond as husband and wife.
is more than just an online meeting place,” says Lety. “We offer our members
articles, advice and a forum where they can take comfort in the fact that there
are many others out there with the same values.” Articles such as “How to Kiss”
are geared toward virgins who may be new to the dating scene.
cannot become members of WeWaited.com, the site’s home page reinforces
the importance of teens maintaining their virginity. The site points to
research that makes a correlation between sexually active teens and struggles
later on in life. Other research points to drug and alcohol use among sexually
Should Christians use
dating sites? Would you trust a dating site where members claimed to be
virgins? Let me know in the comment box below.