Hello everyone, I'm Malik, 21 years old. As you can probably guess from my name, I'm a Muslim which I think makes me unique in a site like this since I think it would be made up of mostly Christians. I think it's cool that many people of conservative backgrounds but from diverse religious beliefs can have the same moral aspirations. As a Muslim, abstinence till marriage is an integral part of faith and everyone is expected to stay pure till the big day! There's also a personal side to this. I was one of the lucky ones (or unlucky, I'm not sure) to have experienced what I think is true love early in my lifetime. I met her when I was very young, around 9 I think (dont laugh!) but what happened afterwards was probably the happiest and saddest moments in my life (so far) put together. Long story short, we grew in love together. separated due to peer pressure and distance and now she's married to someone else. I've had crushes before and afterwards, but they were never like the love I've felt for her. It's that experience that convinces me that true love exists... that it's something that it's true and not just simply materialistic carnal desire.. and part of this is waiting till marriage to do the most intimate act in this life. Sorry for the venty post, I've never told this story to anyone before so it feels good to be able to share this with people who would understood my point of view. Thank you.