A significant portion of millennials appear to believe that until they’ve had sex with a potential partner, there’s nothing to talk about. Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and chief Scientific Advisor to Match.com says the behavior may seem reckless to some, but she believes it reflects a totally rational approach to finding a meaningful relationship.
“They’re doing a sex interview. They want to decide if they’re going to spend their time and energy beginning to launch a relationship with a person. Millennials are busy. They’re not sitting in a basement mooching off mom and dad.”
They are also knowledgeable about sex.
“They know how to avoid pregnancy. They know how to avoid that. They don’t have to walk the walk of shame.”
But Fisher says the polling shows they are not cold hearted about relationships.
“More than any other generation, they want love, they want sex and they want to marry.”
Fisher said about 40 percent of millennials said they met their last first date online.
Fisher was a guest on 790 KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning.
By Sandy Wells