Researchers discovered that for college students, hooking up at a party is more acceptable than hooking up on the first date.
In the study, researchers asked 300 college students to explain this scenario: a man and a woman meet at a party and have sex that night. Later, they go on a date, which ends with just a kiss - why is that? Many students said that is was normal for two people to have sex at a party, but it's not acceptable for them to hook up during a first date, even if they had sex together in the past. They also said that the goals for parties and first dates are different; students go to parties to have fun (and sex is included as "fun"), and they go on dates to get to know a person.
However, it's important to keep in mind that all of these students attended the same university - these findings cannot generalize all college students.
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