A study out this week from
and Survey Monkey delves deep into the ever-changing connection between sex and love in America. And, while this is by no means an academic study, it does offer some interesting insights into our romantic lives.
The survey found that between 40% and 45% of men and women believe that it's appropriate to kiss a new partner on dates two through five (though many people answered that it's okay to kiss on the first date as well).
The survey also asked, "How many dates do you need to wait before having sex?" And, interestingly, between 30% and 40% said the same dates two through five. (Far fewer people answered that the first date was appropriate for sex.)