If The Shoe FitsNo, I didn't wait until marriage, not even close. My grandma, rest her soul, used to have a great theory regarding premarital sex. She reasoned that we all tried on our shoes before making a purchase to make sure they fit, why wouldn't we "try on" a man before making a life-long commitment to him? I have to admit that her reasoning contradicted everything I was raised to believe, but even now after all these years, I still have to agree with her.
Sex is so very important in sustaining the emotional and physical intimacy in a marriage, it seems very ironic that we are taught not to consider sexual compatibility when choosing a mate. To me, it seems like a recipe for extramarital affairs and divorces.
So, despite my upbringing, I have tried on a few shoes over the years....just to make sure they fit. I've been wearing my current pair for almost 16 years, and although they sometimes give me blisters from hell and make my feet scream in pain, they're still my favorite ;)