That doesn't mean all casual lovers feel emotionally bereft in the wake of a purely physical rendezvous, mind you.
A few weeks later, she joined him for "a wonderful weekend" in his home state. (For men, the figure was 90 percent.) And should they be propositioned by someone they found attractive, 48 percent of the women (and 69 percent of the men) said they would be tempted to have sex outside the relationship.
Indeed, many surrendered to that lure in actuality: 36 percent of female respondents (but, surprisingly, just 21 percent of the men) had spent a night with an old flame, typically at a class reunion.
" At first, her disclosure strikes you as too much information.
But then it gets you thinking: You're single, too — what could be so bad about a casual night in bed with someone you like but don't love?
Mature sex partners do not have the best track record when it comes to using condoms, but at least they're likelier to use them when they know very little about a partner's sexual past — or present!
Personally, I think it all comes down to a very simple choice at any age: Is enduring loneliness, celibacy and extreme horniness really a better option than exchanging a few "simple gifts" between friends? Pepper Schwartz answers your sex, relationships and dating questions in her blog.
Divine Caroline talked to relationship expert April Masini to find the top dating sites for millennials. Best for No Cost: Ok Cupid Ok Cupid is full of 20-somethings looking for relationships of all kinds, so it's great for people looking to dive into the dating pool without emptying their pockets.
Based on responses to a lengthy questionnaire, Ok Cupid calculates your compatibility percentage with other users.
"Brainiac sites like Ok Cupid, which tend toward math-based equations to find you romance, are good choices for people who think they fall outside the norm to some degree and want a geek who might get lost in the cracks of a bigger site," Masini says.
Ok Cupid isn't the best choice for people who are looking to get into a long-term relationship; the vast majority of users are under 30 and not necessarily looking for anything serious.
"If you're looking for a serious relationship, my advice is spend the money for a paid membership," Masini says.