I recently shared with my older children that most marriages are defiled before the man or woman have a chance to say, "I do." In one prominent online study on dating, over 80% of the respondents indicated that they would consent to sex prior to marriage.
This same study revealed that most couples would move in together prior to their wedding day.
As my 20 year-old daughter understands, no man on this earth knows her and loves her more than I do.
It was also noted in this study that dads as well as moms had little influence when it came to who their children dated.