The story is my perspective and yes, I’m American but I also agree with what you’re saying here. Abstinence is not so much a part of American culture the way it used to be when my in-laws were dating. In fact, now there’s even hook up apps with the sole intention of a “booty call.”

My husband and I did wait quite some time before we were intimate. He is a traditional gentlemen. All this time later he still opens doors for me and carries my stuff. I can see all the wonderful and admirable traits of his parents rubbed off on him.

Thank you for sharing. I always enjoy hearing perspectives other than my own.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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