Should you have sex with a man you’ve exchanged three messages with on Grindr?
Send the right signals to guys you date by slowing things down until you learn you're truly compatible.
When the time is right, the sex you have will be meaningful and more fulfilling on multiple levels.
In 2010, Dean Busby from Brigham Young University performed a study suggesting that the longer you and your partner hold out from having sex, the higher probability it is that the relationship will be satisfying.
Said Busby: "There's more to a relationship than sex, but we did find that those who waited longer were happier with the sexual aspect of their relationship." OK, so you've gone as long as you can without ripping each other's clothes off, relying solely on dry humping and high school-level stuff like fingering.
But it's also precisely for this reason that Toni Coleman, an internationally recognised dating and relationship expert based in Washington DC, prescribes waiting for three months.