Thursday 8 December 2016

Forget the 'third date rule' - couples are waiting longer to have sex

Published 08/04/2015 | 09:59

Couple in bed
Couple in bed

The third date rule just extended to fifth.

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According to a new survey, 32% of women wait until they are three weeks (or five dates) into a new relationship before having sex.

LoveHoney, a sex toy firm, surveyed 2,225 people to assess the results of how quickly things turn physical between a couple.

Just 13% said they would sleep with a man on the first date, while 16% of men said the same.

However, the majority of those surveyed were happy to take the romance up a notch, with 72% of both sexes happy to kiss on the first date.

The results also showed the distinction between men and women's approach to love with 25% of men saying the 'L' word in the first month, while nearly half of the women said they waited until the fourth month.

Men were also quicker to introduce new love interests to their parents - keen to introduce their partners on the eighth date. However, 27% of women said they would not be comfortable with a meet and greet so early on in the relationship.

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