No one’s going to tell you that hooking up with a stranger (or relative stranger) is the best way to get into a serious relationship, but most people would have to admit that many a serious relationship have started exactly like that. Hook-ups often do turn into ongoing hook-ups which often do turn into relationships.

Sleeping with someone on the first date, however, is widely stigmatized. Women, in particular, are cautioned against first date sex if they’re interested in something more long term.

So even though we know that random hook-ups can often develop into something less random, we seem to believe that sex on a first date won’t. What’s the deal?

What do you think the difference is between first date sex and a hook up? Is one less likely to result in a relationship than the other? Why?

Tell us what you think in the comments!

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