LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Singles on the dating scene know how difficult it is to meet someone with precisely the same interests and values. When one of those values is abstinence, the odds of meeting that special someone become increasingly slimmer - that is, until the launch of online dating site WeAbstain.com.
The site, formerly YouAndIAbstain.com, was founded by husband-and-wife team Jose and Lety Colin. They are a team not only in business but in their personal life as well. The couple shared the value of abstinence prior to tying the knot. They know from personal experience how important - and how difficult - it is to meet other abstinent singles. That's where their website concept began.
WeAbstain.com is designed as a place for abstinent singles to meet one another. "Because all the members are like-minded," said Jose, "there is no social stigma attached to being abstinent. In fact, it's seen as a big plus."
WeAbstain.com also directs users to another online venue where abstinent singles can mingle - the Second Life virtual reality site. At Second Life, visitors will find 11 Abstinence Parks, available to Platinum Members of WeAbstain.com.
Lety and Jose said they hope WeAbstain.com will raise awareness and keep the concept - and practice - of abstinence alive. "We know from experience that abstinence is a powerful choice to create and sustain stronger bonds in couples," Lety concluded.
The site also welcomes individuals who identify themselves as "born-again virgins." These individuals, who have had sex at some point in life but have decided to abstain from further sex until they reach a serious commitment with another person, are a significant part of the abstinence community at WeAbstain.com.
"We think that the relaunch of WeAbstain.com comes at a perfect time," said Lety. As the New Year approaches, individuals re-evaluate their priorities and often make resolutions, she noted. "While our focus is on abstinent individuals, we welcome with open arms those who are choosing abstinence after being sexually active. Many people decide to start the year anew, with a new set of values and a newfound commitment to abstinence."
Free Standard Membership is available to all approved membership applicants. Standard Members may search member profiles and receive private messages from other members - but not reply to them. For a limited time only, all new applicants who are approved as Standard Members can upgrade to Platinum Membership at no cost. Platinum Members may reply to messages, as well as send private messages; participate in IM, chat and 3D chat; send "winks"; and participate in polls.
For more information, visit http://www.weabstain.com.