Sex on the 1st Date

Source:  USA Today, Feb 2017

While the rule of thumb may have been wait to have sex until a third date, 34% of singles have had sex before a first date, and Millennials are 48% more likely to have sex before a first date than all other generations of singles, according to the annual Singles in America survey, funded by Dallas-based dating service Match and conducted by Research Now.

“We have a real misunderstanding of Millennials,” she said. “I think they are very career oriented, so sex before the first date could be a sex interview, where they want to know if they want to spend time with this person.”

While 71% of men find it attractive when a woman offers to split the bill, if a woman asks to split it may mean she’s just not that into you.

Sixty-five percent of men reported that they thought a woman offered to split in order to be polite, while 78% of women surveyed said they offered to pay because they don’t want to feel obligated for anything. That means no hug, kiss or second date.

So what does paying for a bill have to do with sex? Women on some level may still believe they are in debt to the man if they take his offering of food, says Eric Marlowe Garrison, a certified sex counselor and assistant director of Office of Health Promotion at William and Mary. 

single men and women can agree on something: The desire for more adventure in the bedroom.

Three in four single men and 64% of single women reported that they want more adventure in the bedroom.

And that may not be too hard to achieve. Anderson says many times the key to good sex is just getting into it.

“Virtually all men report that having an enthusiastic partner is a turn on and that being with a woman who is not embarrassed or shy about her body or her pleasure, but someone who owns their sexuality and celebrates it that is a huge turn,” she says. “It’s not necessarily about being in charge.”

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