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Religious Dating Sites: More than Half of Users Surveyed Are OK with Premarital Sex

According to a new survey by two religiously-themed dating sites, Christian Mingle and JDate (an online community for Jewish singles), attitudes toward sex, marriage and abstinence are continuing to shift. Their “2014 State of Dating in America” report shows that 87 percent of those surveyed would have sex before marriage, and, likewise, 87 percent said they don’t think it is inappropriate to move in with a significant other before marriage. By comparison, in last year’s survey, just 85 percent of users thought premarital sex was OK. The survey echoes the findings in a piece we published back in Feb. 2012, that found that Christian singles are increasingly approving of sex before marriage. According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy research that was reference in the story, 80 percent of the unmarried evangelical Christians surveyed said that they have had sex …

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