The plot didn’t advance very far, due to the conventions of romance.
A realistic romance about virgins would probably make its audience miserable, because it would be about hopeless frustration, degradation, and despair of cynicism – somewhat like Welcome to the N H K .
This would make a perfect reaction image for many, many online conversations.
A surprising number of anime shows deal with the stereotype of the otaku male as child molester.
Some stereotyping is just insulting, but fears of child molesters inspire witch hunts.
The mere accusation is enough to push a marginalized male from the “bachelor” category to the “unemployable underclass” category. Even if you’re accused and found innocent, people never really believe you’re innocent.
This kind of thing used to be called “defamation,” but nowadays, normal people have no chance of winning a legal victory to offset their reputational loss.