The three dates ’til sex rule is out.
If you want the relationship to work out long term, you should wait until date eight to hop into bed with your potential bf or gf.
A survey of 2,000 US adults found the “three-date rule” wasn’t really a thing anymore, and that men thought sex was likely to happen from date five onward, and women would rather wait until date nine. That’s a lot of dinners.
Sex on the first date still happened though, of course it does. Hello? Alcohol? Men were nine times more likely to think sex on the first date was A OK, while one percent of women did.
Everything has slowed down, even kissing, according to the survey, which revealed that most people no longer go in for a first-date kiss, and now usually wait until the second date. But he younger a person is, the more likely they are to still kiss at the end of a first date.
If you do manage to navigate the first date, you’ll probably hear from the person three days later to set up a second date, said the survey. That old three day rule never seems to change.
“People aiming for a relationship like to take their time to go on a number of dates and build a connection, which is why picking the right type of activity is an important consideration in the date planning process," said Guido Torrini, VP and GM of Groupon+.
Many people surveyed canceled a date because the person who asked picked the wrong restaurant. Like you’d want to date that person anyway. Those are probably the same people who answered how they usually escape a bad date—by pretending to go to the bathroom and never returning.
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