An article in the USA Today section of the Lansing State Journal caught my eye recently, “Sex before first date OK, but a cracked phone? Think again.” The article breaks down some of the 2017 Singles in America survey, an annual survey funded by the dating service Match. The most jaw-dropping takeaway from the survey is that 34% of singles have had sex before a first date. This was followed up by a quote from Match’s chief scientific adviser Helen Fisher:
Sex before the first date could be a ‘sex interview,’ where they want to know if they want to spend time with this person.
And from Kimberly Resnick Anderson, a licensed clinical social worker and sex therapist:
We used to think of sex as you crossed the line now you are in an intimate zone, but now sex is almost a given and it’s not the intimate part. The intimate part is getting to know someone and going on a date.
Let that sink in for a second.
It used to be that people were taught to save sex until marriage, now they aren’t even saving it until the first date! Continue Reading…