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01 September 2010

Delay sex for a better relationship

Average relationship quality is higher for people who take it slowly than for those who become sexually involved in casual dating, or friends with benefits relationships.

People who "hook up" for casual sex can have as rewarding a long-term relationship as those who take it slowly and establish a meaningful connection before they have sex, says a new study.

The study analysed a survey of 642 heterosexual adults in Chicago. To measure the quality of the relationships, people answered questions about how much they loved their partner, their level of satisfaction with intimacy in the relationship, the future of the relationship, and how their lives would be different if the relationship ended.

 
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