When it comes to sex, love, and relationships, it's definitely important to make your own rules. No two relationships or dates are created equal, and you'll do yourself and your potential partner a disservice if you constantly compare.
That being said, it's also super fun to see where you stand based on the averages of sex and dating, determined by surveys taken by people nationwide. The following polls answer burning questions we all have, including "How many dates should you go on before becoming exclusive," and "What's the best way to meet and date the most amount of people?"
The most important question, though is one we've asked ourselves plenty of times: How many dates should you wait before you have sex with someone? There's really no right or wrong answer here, but you'll love seeing how you stack up against the average. The answers that most people gave just might surprise you.
According to some statistics, 53% of first dates end in a kiss, and 20% end with nudity.
Think about your own experiences: Would you say these numbers are reflective of your own?
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There's something to be said about first impressions, too.
According to some surveys, people only need about two or three minutes to decide if they want to go on a second date with someone — so don’t stress during the date, because it’s likely that a decision has already been made.
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Of course, these statistics are generalized.
You and your date (or dates) might be an anomaly, and don’t worry: No one is judging anyone here.
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If you like to play the numbers game, online dating could work for you.
Online dating sites get you more dates, but meeting someone through a friend makes it more likely you’ll stick together. So really, it just depends if you’re into quality or quantity.
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Most people agree on when it's time to stop having an open relationship, too.
According to one poll, you should call it quits with other people after you’ve have six dates in a row with someone.
But when it comes to sex, people are definitely a little bit more conservative.
Only 10 percent of respondents to one survey thought sex on the first date was okay. We’re not sure what constitutes “okay or not okay” in their brains, though.
One in ten people admits to having hooked up with their boss.
I think we can all agree that this is probably not ever okay, for more reasons than one.
And now, the question you've been waiting for.
Six dates or ten, online dating or otherwise: Exactly how many dates should you wait until you have sex with someone?
Well, people are different, so the survey had to be averaged.
The worldwide average answer is 3.53. That’s three-and-a-half dates before you can get down to business — maybe the last half-date means it’s going so well you leave the restaurant before dessert?
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