to be more attractive for a long-term relationship if they had altruistic qualities. For instance, you can ask this person to accompany you to more conventional date-like activities, such as attending a party together, going bowling or having a meal at a restaurant. This is reverse psychology. Parikh suggests having a very honest conversation, and telling the other person exactly what you want.
This is not true all the time, especially in college students. Michigan State University conducted a similar survey and sixty-six percent of the undergraduates in this study said they had also been in a casual relationship. The problem wasnt casual sex, or the fact that its what they wanted. Archived from the original (PDF). And both experts agree that three months is enough time to know whether or not you want a relationship to be serious. I cried to my friends over cocktails one night. Welsh DP, Grello CM, Harper MS (August 2006).