The shift from childhood to adulthood brings on much exploration in different fields. A study published by the Archives of Sexual Behavior reported that sixty percent of college students have participated in a casual relationship.Wayne State University and Michigan State University conducted a similar survey and sixty-six percent of the undergraduates in this study said they had also been in a casual relationship. Barnes: The psychology of love journal, has come up with two main types of lovers for college aged young adults.My gut reaction to your question is, why does dating have to equate to sex? I look at dating and sex as going hand in hand if the chemistry and situation is right, but I think the two are mutually exclusive until that happens.I think people put way too much pressure on themselves when it comes to sex.I, personally have no expectations of sex or no sex when dating, and I don’t think there are any rules when it comes to dating and sex. One or both of the people have to feel like it is right to take things to a physical level, and if neither or one does, then sex is off the table, right?If someone tells me he or she went on a first date and had sex, I don’t judge. The only thing I think is kind of gross, and again I’m not judging anyone else, but for me, I couldn’t sleep with someone who I suspect is sleeping with other women.
I have to wonder if there are expectations from daters when it comes to sex. If someone says, “I’ve been out with this guy five times and we still haven’t slept together,” I don’t judge, either.Or maybe your dating history consists only of brief flings and you don't know how to make a relationship last.You could be attracted to the wrong type of person or keep making the same bad choices over and over, due to an unresolved issue from your past.Ot maybe you're not putting yourself in the best environments to meet the right person, or that when you do, you don't feel confident enough.Whatever the case may be, you can overcome your obstacles and find a healthy romantic relationship.