From the antiquated idea that women should never make the first move to the "No sex before monogamy" maxim that Patti Stanger preached loud and proud on Bravo TV's Millionaire Matchmaker , there are dozens of relationship "rules" that are outdated, at best, and sexist, at worst. But, in , we're all about keeping the lines of communication open and doing what feels right in the moment. After all, sex is one of the most personal experiences in the world and shouldn't be governed by a rigid set of rules. To help you navigate the waters of early relationship sex, we asked the experts all your most pressing questions about first-date sex, the "third-date rule," and everything in between. We'd also be remiss not to specify upfront that there's no universal "right time" to have sex. Every person, every date, and every relationship is different, as are individuals' comfort levels when it comes to physical affection.
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September 18, am Updated February 26, pm. We might live in an age of hookup apps and swiping for partners, but a new study shows for relationship success, couples should wait until date eight to do the deed. Results showed the average person polled would wait until date eight in an ideal world before taking things to the bedroom. The study by Groupon found men feel sex is appropriate at any point from date five onward, but women would rather wait until date nine, on average.
Ah, sex and dating. Dating and sex. Are there two words more complicated than this pair these days? Probably not.