Don’t take it personally, his ego likes a challenge and he’s probably heard it all before.Speak in his language: let him know you are serious by following through with action through the entire dating phase. Keep things old school Texting replaces calling when people want to get straight to the point, that’s why grown boys looove texting, as they can get sex in a few interactions.
It’s as if people no longer have any regard for the values of abstinence and saving that special moment for your wedding night.
You don’t have to blurt it out in the first convo, if you are attracted to each other, sex is gonna come up in one way or another anyway. And if he doesn’t bring it up, ask him how he feels about sex then mention your own beliefs.
However saying you are celibate isn’t enough, because 9 times out 10 he will wonder if he can change your mind.
As we’ve mentioned before, we were once members of a parish where the other parishioners had met Sarah for a few weeks first, and there was no problem until Lindsey started coming to church with Sarah.
At that point, the gossip mill started and families were asking the parish priest if we were a couple.
I have to admit that for me, it wasn’t as hard of a decision as it might be for others, as I have had some quite traumatic sexual experiences.