Long dating move
The rush of infatuation leads people to take the next steps in their relationship without looking objectively at the odds of the relationship succeeding.
Before they know it, they’re making plans to move in together.
If you’re in a long-term relationship now, you may wonder whether these findings are coming too late to help you. If your relationship got off to a quick start, this doesn’t mean that you’re fated to be unhappy later down the road though you might be at higher risk than you might otherwise be.
Being able to spot the signs of relationship difficulty could help you stop problems before they become unmanageable.
The researchers weren’t sure if this finding reflected something unusual about the sample or that people just aren’t very good at estimating how long it takes for relationship to progress to sexual intimacy. Slowing things down for women, but not men, meant paying attention to other factors that would ultimately improve the relationship such as commitment and emotional intimacy. Early sexual activity symbolized relationship commitment. Again for women, but not men, having sex early in the scheme of things signified to them that their partner was committed to the relationship.Respondents indicated relationship tempo by saying how long the couple waited, after they started dating, to have sex.