Color me shocked: The decision to have sex for the very first time is being delayed, even longer by young women in Atlanta! According to a recent survey, Atlanta females thought that 19 years old is the ideal time for a woman to lose her virginity. This was higher than the national average of age 17.
When you think about all the things young people are exposed to these days, I suppose this is a pleasant surprise! It’s interesting to note the top reasons that were cited for holding on to virginity until age 19:
Connectivity (Online Dating, Social Networking, etc.) - Between online dating, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., young people are wired in and probably distracted from trying to get into each others pants every other minute. I bet those smartphones are great gifts for teens after all!
Waiting until Marriage – I am a preacher’s daughter so this pretty much was burned in my memory from birth. Despite our divorce rates, many still believe in the institution of marriage. Waiting to make the wedding night special really is important to a lot of people.
Personal Beliefs (Religion) – Again, preacher’s daughter, so I have heard all sermons and lectures about chastity and purity. No really, all of them. It actually worked on me as a young girl, though. So thanks Dad!
Upbringing (Culture) – Parents have to shield their kids from so much in pop culture. There are families who are traditional and hold their values and beliefs dear to them.
Are you surprised that Atlanta women trended higher to age 19? When do you know you are ready? Do you believe people are waiting longer to lose their virginity?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog
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