If you are Black, single and practicing the abstinence-until-marriage rule, then there’s a new dating site just for you!
BlackCelibacy.com is the new go-to dating sight for singles who are waiting on their worthy life partner. Founder Jeremy Billingsley talked about the inspiration behind his new venture in a recent interview with ESSENCE.com.
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Here’s a little of what he had to say:
ESSENCE.COM: How did BlackCelibacy.com come to be?
JEREMY BILLINGSLEY: One Sunday I was in church and the pastor was preaching about love and fornication and he was really trying to direct the sermon to the singles there, and I though to myself, outside of the church there really aren’t that many places where celibate singles can go that embraces that lifestyle and meet others on the same accord as them. When like-minded singles can get together you’re going to get better results.
ESSENCE.COM: Who is it for?
BILLINGSLEY: BlackCelibacy.com is for anyone who is celibate or considering celibacy. And it’s for those looking to meet others with the same values. We’re growing now. There aren’t just Black people on there. We actually have people of all races on the site.
ESSENCE.COM: How does it differ from other Christian dating sites?
BILLINGSLEY: We are a faith-based site but our mission is celibacy.
ESSENCE.COM: What do you want others to know about the site?
BILLINGSLEY: It’s for anyone. With our site, you can actually meet celibate single in your area with the same moral values as you. We promote those relationships and you can actually meet new friends on there as well. We just want to bring those people together in a positive way.
If you are practicing celibacy, let us know if you would be willing to try a site like BlackCelibacy.com. Then, click through the slides below to see 5 celebrity couples explain why they decided to wait until their wedding nights.