When I was 15, the boy I'd been secretly dating told me over AOL Instant Messenger that he liked me, but he didn't want to see me anymore.

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Whether it’s hitting the gym, losing weight, eating better, getting to work on time or spending more time with friends, our hopes and aspirations are usually designed to help us become the best versions of ourselves.

Some of my friends and family have already started sharing their New Year’s Resolutions.

I was recently reminded of that first time my celibacy became an issue for me as an adolescent when I read that Tim Tebow and Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, , saying they never even dated in the first place, the story raises an interesting question: If one person is abstinent and the other person isn't, is abstinence always a deal-breaker? suggest as much as 12.3% of women and 14.3% of men between the ages of 20 and 24, and 5% of men and women between 25 and 29, have never had sex.

In light of these stats, it's not totally uncommon for sexually active people to find themselves dating someone who is abstinent.

But we live in a sexually driven society where women have needs and express those needs just as freely as men.

We assume that it would be difficult for a woman to find a man who was willing to wait until marriage to have sex with her, but what about the reverse?Most of them have the same resolutions from last year, while some have a whole new list of goals to aspire to in 2014.In sharing with friends, I was a bit surprised to learn that one of my male friends said his resolution for 2014 was to become celibate. I shouldn’t have been shocked since both men and women decide to be celibate for various reasons.If you’ve never tried it, but encounter a man who tells you that he’s celibate, you’ll have to ask yourself if you can truly be in a sexless relationship.Talk to him about his reasons for wanting to be celibate and find out his definition of celibacy.I'd thought my chastity was just a minor dating roadblock.