RoseTracker| A new survey of 642 heterosexual adults in the Chicago area explored the question of whether hokups turn into meaningful relationships. After factoring out those relationships that were never intended to evolve into an ongoing, stable meaningful relationship, researchers concluded that there was no qualitative difference in relationships where sexual activity was delayed vs experienced in the onset of the relationship.
One surprise finding in the study was the number of people who date with no intention of forming a romantic relationship. It’s a bit surprising, said UI sociologist Anthony Paik, since dating falls under the romance category, while “friends with benefits” and hookups do not. via Science Daily