Over the years, I’ve gotten approximately 33 million letters — give or take — about when to drop the “L” word. Sometimes LWs wonder what’s taking their partners so long. Sometimes they want to know whether they should say it first. Other times, they’re just curious what the “average” length of time is for a new couple to utter those three little words. A new survey conducted in England has an answer to that. Researchers polled 100,000 men and women and discovered that on average, new couples go on two dates a week and say “I love you” around the 14th date, which is after seven weeks of dating. After the jump, a few more relationship milestones:
* First kiss after two dates (roughly one week)
* Sex after four dates (about two weeks)
* Introduced to friends after six dates (three weeks)
* Introduced to parents after 12 dates (six weeks)
* Move in together after 60 dates (30 weeks)
Does this seem surprising to you? What you would expect? Keep in mind, the people polled are Brits, and their dating styles may differ from us free-wheelin’ Americans. Most people I know who want to kiss their dates do so on the first date. And two dates a week at first sounds about right, but as a relationship progressed, my experience is that that frequency increases. Wouldn’t it be weird to move in with someone you only see twice a week?
[via Daily Mail]