Goldsmith disagrees, though — he thinks the time after the honeymoon period is too late. The survey, conducted by Grouponasked 2, adults about dating habits and found that, on average, eights dates was deemed the "acceptable" amount of time to wait before having sex with a new partner. The chicken or the egg conundrum ] 2 What are your long-term plans? For most people, that would probably take a few weeks. It is clear that at least a quarter of men and women in the U.
But knowing your personal limit is important, too:
Talk about what it means to you. Postponing sex can build anticipation, which lights up reward centers in your brain, he explains.