The lifestyle brand AVE Concepts recently asked 2,000 people when it's appropriate to do certain things in a relationship. 

Remember the 90s movie "Swingers"? In the movie, it was said to wait 3 days to call someone after you get their number.  What about other "milestones"?  Here's the list:

  • Lovemaking .. 5 dates
  • Talk about politics and religion ... 5 weeks
  • Call each other boyfriend/girlfriend ... 8 weeks
  • Disclose past criminal record .. 2 months
  • OK to mention ex-partner .. 2 months, 3 days
  • Introduce partner to friends .. 2 months, 19 days
  • Talk about children ... 3.5 months
  • OK to wear unattractive underwear ... 3 months, 24 days
  • Introduce partner to family ... 4 months
  • Ask questions about income ... 5 months
  • Comfortable enough to pass gas ... 5 months, 21 days

What about texting?  It's not so much how long you wait, but what you say.  If you say, "Hey. Me and and my friends are at X bar. You should come meet us,” you can send that text hours after you meet not seem weird.

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