A brand new research discovers that about a third of most marriages started by having a hookup, but the participants defined that term.
Purposely ambiguous and certainly provocative, the definition of "hookup" has gotten a good amount of attention from scientists analyzing this intimate behavior that may vary from kissing to intercourse that is sexual.
Now, a report out Tuesday answers some of those lingering concerns – can a hookup result in the altar?
For nearly one-third (32%) of these in a nationally representative test, their relationship using their ultimate partner started as a hookup – but the respondents defined it on their own.
"We discovered that individuals who said their relationship started by starting up reported lower quality that is marital those who did not begin their relationship by setting up,"says Galena Rhoades, a research associate teacher of therapy during the University of Denver, that is co-author regarding the report through the nationwide Marriage Project in the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.