When you're seeing someone new and the attraction is palpable in every interaction you've had so far, you might have the inclination to, well, jump each other's bones. But is there an amount of time you should wait before you first have sex?
The answer varies depending on who you ask and what their experience with sex is. In a 2012 study published in the Journal of Sex Research, 51 percent of unmarried couples surveyed had sex after a few weeks of dating, 38 percent had sex on the first date or within three weeks of dating and 11 percent had sex before they started dating.
Having sex with someone new is kind of intimidating, but extremely exciting. There are a lot of variables you may entertain before you take intimacy to the next level, but there's no mathematical formula that will lead you to the "right" answer.
What kind of relationship are you after?
In the age of dating apps, it can be hard to know if your expectations of a new relationship match your partner's. At the outset of dating someone new, it's important to define to yourself