There are millions of ways to show that you care about someone without necessarily involving sexual activity. Some people demonstrate love by being there for each other, sharing hard times as well as good times, helping each other to grow and investing in each other’s dreams and aspirations.
Yes, it’s possible to abstain from sex while dating, but it seems close to be impossible to keep it up if both partners are not in agreement.
‘Perfect’ relationships are based on trust, honesty, and constant communication. Another sign of good or healthy relationship is that, the other person always wants the best for the other partner.
There are many people out there who are saving sex for marriage, yet they feel happy. Some people make the excuse that, they engage in sex because they were bored. They again noted that, if you decide to date without involving sexual activity then you are not alone.
In finding out creative ideas to consider, while dating without engaging in sexual activities, Radio Waa 92.1FM conducted an interview among single and married people to solicit for their views on how to date without sex.
Tinus Tuozie, a gentleman yet to marry, revealed that, the foundation of every relationship is essential, adding that, “if you begin your relationship with sex, then later decide to exercise abstinence, it will be very difficult to keep it up. But if you begin your relationship without sex then you need to commit and exercise so constraints in order to have a ‘sex free’ date” he noted.
He also added that, you can engage in fun activities such as watching TV together, traveling to see places and praying together. This he says will help shift your attention from sex. He stressed that a little kissing once in a while won’t be bad.
According to Mustapha Jakpa, “one out of ten relationships can survive without sex, this is due to the era we find ourselves where people are expose to sex both in the media and the home environment” he indicated
He further stressed that, men are those who often demand for sex, this he said, makes abstention from sex while dating a bit problematic. But couples who are committed to making a relationship survive without sex can do it as long as they set their minds on it.
You may also consider the following creative ideas on how to date without ‘doing it’ (sex).
Holding hands with your lover is more important than it might seem. It makes you feel deeply connected to that person.
Again, having deep conversation, a relationship that consists of shallow meaningless conversations is not a healthy one. You should be challenging your partner to grow intellectually. Communication is also key to this kind of growth. Moreover, touching your partner non-sexually. The power of touch is amazing. Touching is a sign of protection and love. Hugging and massaging are underrated ways to show intimacy.