New Websites Reach (Abstaining) Singles

Dating sites exist for nearly every type of person imaginable. Now there are even dating sites exclusively for virgins and abstinent singles. and cater to singles on the dating scene looking for someone of the opposite sex who holds the same values. While targets virgins looking for other virgins to date, focuses on singles who decide not to have sex before tying the knot.

"Single virgins view our site as a safe place to meet other like-minded singles," says Lety Colin, who founded 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 virgin."

The Colins are also the masterminds behind At, Jose says, there is "no social stigma attached to being abstinent." Instead, he says, it's a big plus. also welcomes "born again virgins"—individuals who may have had sex at some point in life but have decided to abstain from further sex until they reach a serious commitment. Lety 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," adds 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."

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