Woman says men ghost her when they discover she’s a 36-year-old virgin
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A woman has opened up about the difficulties of being a virgin in your mid-30s.
There are plenty of reasons why you might not have made the beast with two backs and it's perfectly reasonable to wait until you're ready.
American business manager and stand-up comedian Sonali Chandra thinks sex is 'sacred' and is looking for the right person to lose her V plates.
Her conservative upbringing made her believe that 'making love' is something done between married couples.
She wasn't allowed to socialise or date when she was a teen, so her foray into romance was delayed until she became an adult.
But even then it was still difficult to find Mr Right. As a result, she's now 36 and still a virgin.
While she stands firm on her stance, it seems like the dating pool isn't as keen on the idea.
She told Truly TV: “The first time I ever told a guy that I'm still a virgin was when I was 26.
“The guy who was my first kiss, my first actual relationship, he was shocked. His jaw dropped and he asked if I was gonna be a virgin for eternity.”
She added: “Whenever these guys have ghosted me I have gone through emotional hell. It's heart-wrenching and makes me think that guys only think I'm good for sex.”
Even her family has encouraged her to 'just do it already'.
However, she's sticking to her rule.
“I have decided to save myself for my special man because I believe that sex – which I don’t call sex, by the way; I call it making love – it's a very special and sacred act," she said.
“And I can’t just give my body to any man.
“It’s hard to date as a virgin, but on the flipside, I don’t have to worry about a UTI, an STD or an accidental pregnancy, so I’m protected!
"And, you know, prevention is better than cure."
In a previous interview, Chandra says she's looking for a 'chivalrous gentleman who is moral and ethical, handsome, ambitious, health-oriented, and will treat me like a Queen'.
“I have only ‘dated’ nine men – including three serious relationships – and all nine men were jerks when they found out about my virginity,” Chandra explained to theDaily Star.
However, being a standup comic has introduced her to more potential suitors.
“Since I have become a public figure, boatloads of men have contacted me. They all have professed their love for me and want to marry me – without ever having met me!”
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