The Bachelor couple: Abstaining from sex until marriage

Mar 13, 2013 at 5:42 p.m. ET

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are taking a very different approach than most Bachelor couples: they're abstaining from sex until marriage.


Coming from a show that suggestively taunts viewers with hot tubs, bikinis and fantasy suites, The Bachelor couple is taking quite a different approach. Sean Lowe and his fiancée Catherine Giudici told People that they are waiting until marriage to have sex.

Lowe, who considers himself a born-again virgin, takes his Christian faith very seriously. As he told the entertainment magazine, "From my perspective, I've lived life kind of selfishly for a long time. Now, I'm going to try to live it the way I know to be right."

It seems that the couple is on the same page about the decision. When asked how she feels about waiting for marriage, she replied, "I honor him."

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It's quite an interesting turn of events for a show that reportedly keeps a tally on how many women the Bachelor sleeps with each season. In fact, show creator Mike Fleiss has gone on record to say that Bob Guiney holds the record.

He told ABC's 20/20 special, The Bachelor: The Secrets Behind the Rose, "There is sex. There's not a ton of it, I think the average is that the guy will end up having sex with about three women during the course of the show."

Fleiss shared that Season 4's Guiney has the "highest batting average" for any male contestant which stands at "five and a half" ladies.

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Perhaps the refreshing view of Lowe and Giudici attests to their commitment to one another. They're planning to get married in a shorter time frame than most Bachelor couples, including Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, who waited 16 months after their engagement.

Lowe shared, "I'm a guy. I'd go to the courthouse tomorrow if she'd let me. We just fit so well together. We both know it's right."

The couple will take one romantic pause while the Texan competes on Dancing with the Stars beginning March 18. After the competition, the duo will be focused on planning their televised wedding, which is rumored to be as early as this summer.

As the saying goes, "Good things come to those who wait."


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