That means after six short dates, somethings are bound to have kissed, had sex multiple times and spent cumulatively an entire day with the person they're just beginning to date. They officially declare themselves a couple after nine dates, on average. That constant contact fosters feelings of support and communication that make relationships last. We do not condone this practice. Related stories by this author.
When it comes to being "exclusive," six dates, or less than four weeks, isn't so nuts:
Here's How Quickly Couples Are Becoming "Exclusive" — And Why It's a Good Thing
In the early to midth century, young daters were actually likely to keep their options open ; women were discouraged from eating over a man's house during the evening, and young people were advised to date as widely as possible before getting " pinned. That increased communication, plus the physical intimacy, is jumpstarting relationships in a way not previously seen. Fast, but not crazy: They officially declare themselves a couple after nine dates, on average. Most recent Tripped Up: