no offense here mccarty, but you sound like one untrusting person.
"If he's the one you want to marry, date him, but I'd hold off on the sex. That way you'll know whether or not he really wants you or just your body."
nowhere in the poster's note did i hear even the slightest notion that her friend wants her only for physical satisfaction. i believe she said that he has waited for her for a long time... which means this response comes only from your mind.
"but we know it's true that today's young people continue to sleep with person after person throughout the college years. Than one day they get bored with that and they just basically "Pick one" to marry."
Now there's a romantic paragraph. i guess you don't believe in falling in love and marrying the right one, huh?
"Those that refrain from pre marital sex have a 7% divorce rate in this country. Those that have slept with 5 or more people each have a 45% divorce rate. Those that have slept with 20 or more each have a 67% divorce rate. That should tell us something."
where did you get these statistics, the christian monitor? i for one don't believe them for one second. i got married late in life and slept with over 5 others before meeting my husband. i've been married for 13 years. my sister also married well into her 30's, she's slept with others. in fact on her very first date with her future husband she took him to bed. she's been married for over 20 years, is very happy, with 2 lovely daughters... my brother too... lets see, my best friend nancy too..... all married late, had other relationships first, all married people they truly love, and have all stayed married. in fact none of my close friends or family has ever been divorced, and none were virginal when they married.