It was the third year of the relationship when everything went wrong. My friends laughed at first, but they quickly realized I was dead serious.
We both lied to each other a lot, our drinking habits got out of control, and he even cheated on me. This was for my own good; I had a list of goals for my career my personal life that I wanted to achieve.
The athlete was inspired to remain pure with his dream girl at God's urging, he told The Rock Church parishioners in a widely cited story. "All I can say to you is he really is an awesome person," she told Hot 97 radio in May. Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter packed with the latest celeb news, hot pics, and more!
"She was on tour and I was looking at her in the mirror, and she was sitting there. If you can really love someone without that then you can really love somebody," Wilson continued.
The other person may have different standards and expectations.
Recent research suggests that one in 20 couples is celibate, though not necessarily by mutual choice; while about one per cent of the population is asexual – that is, not sexually attracted to anyone.
Be confident that you will find the right person who will happily respect you.
I want you to be encouraged and stand strong in your decision to date while celibate.
Why, then, is not wanting sex still seen as the oddball option?
At a time when teenagers face increasing peer pressure to lose their virginity and couples are expected to enjoy sex well into retirement – aided by the twin gods of Viagra and hormone replacement therapy – could celibacy and asexuality be the last sexual taboos?