And for those who believe men are the ones dragging their feet when it comes to relationships, that's not the case.
The survey found that men are 43% more likely than women to believe that having sex helps to builds an emotional connection with a partner.
Thought you had to wait for a man to ask for your number?
Not the case, with 95% of men saying it’s OK for a woman to ask for a man’s number, according to the survey.
If you thought sleeping with someone before a first date was a no-go, but texting during a date was OK, think again.
While the rule of thumb may have been wait to have sex until a third date, 34% of singles have had sex before a first date, and Millennials are 48% more likely to have sex before a first date than all other generations of singles, according to the annual Singles in America survey, funded by Dallas-based dating service Match and conducted by Research Now.
Society may in many ways still be getting it wrong when it comes to men and sexuality, though there have been some small dents in male stereotypes, according to Garrison.
Many are starting to see sex rules as more fluid instead of the male dominance and female submission models, though that still exists, he says.“I think as feminism has become less of a negative word among those who identify as male, more people are embracing healthier attitudes towards sexuality,” he says.
Millennials especially are unencumbered by fears that may have held people back from having sex in the past, says Helen Fisher a biological anthropologist and chief scientific adviser to Match, who helped develop the representative survey of more than 5,000 singles.“We have a real misunderstanding of Millennials,” she said.
“I think they are very career oriented, so sex before the first date could be a sex interview, where they want to know if they want to spend time with this person.”In many ways sex has become a less intimate part of dating, according to Kimberly Resnick Anderson, a certified sex therapist.