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Study: Waiting for sex makes for stronger relationships

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Grain of salt time. A new study has found that couples who wait to have sex — for two months or more but especially until marriage — had more successful, functioning relationships. Those who had sex on the first date or waited less than a month fared worse. Not super shockingly, these finding comes from Brigham Young University's School of Family Life, which doesn't scream objectivity. Here's what one of the researchers behind the study had to say:

What seems to happen is that if couples become sexual too early, this very rewarding area of the relationship overwhelms good decision-making and keeps couples in a relationship that might not be the best for them in the long-run…

Another damning fact for those people who give it up quick: they were less likely to let the person they were seeing with to watch their pet for the weekend within the first month of knowing them! (Who would do that, sex or no?) Another caveat to this: the study only looked at heterosexual couples. So maybe this discovery is correct for all you straight people but I get a pass?

The point is: if you had sex with the person you are currently dating, your relationship is doomed. Cased closed.