Whether you have sex on the first date, or after your wedding, it doesn’t affect the quality of your relationship.
It turns out that casual sex might NOT be a plague ruining the youth of America and keeping them from achieving happiness and true love.
Anthony Paik is a Sociologist at the University of Iowa. He just finished up a study that compared the quality of long-term relationships between couples who started off hooking up, versus couples who waited a while to have sex.
And he found that . . . there’s really NO DIFFERENCE. If you meet someone and have sex that night, then start getting serious after a month of random casual sex, you’re no worse off than a couple that held off on sex until their wedding night.
Anthony says, “We didn’t see much evidence that relationships were lower quality because they started off as hook-ups . . . it’s possible for true love to emerge if things start off when people become sexually involved and then build a relationship.”
Paik found that the lowest quality relationships happen when two people are hooking up and at least one of them has ZERO interest in things ever becoming serious. Then, in the end, the relationship doesn’t turn out so well.
But as long as both people start hooking up with a thought in the back of their mind that it COULD end up being a serious relationship, things can turn out great.