There’s a difference between finding yourself in the “friend zone,” and finding yourself in a “gray zone” when it comes to dating.When you’ve been put in the friend zone, someone, for reasons that could include not being fully attracted to you, not wanting a relationship or just being straight up repulsed by you, doesn’t feel the same way you do.Therefore, they keep you close because they find some benefit in having you around, yet and still, they don’t want to take things further.And oh yeah, they let you know that you’re “just the friend.” But when you’re put in the gray zone, you’re not the girlfriend/boyfriend, nor are you “just a friend.” You’re just there.
Men and women don’t seem to differ in what they want out of a sexual relationship, at least according to other research.
However, they do seem to attach different meanings to sex as an indicator of commitment.
Without moralizing on whether premarital sex is bad or good for a relationship, the authors point out that practically speaking, premarital sex actually is bad for a relationship.
The breakup takes its emotional, if not financial, toll on both partners.
Ever hopeful that the next time will be better, however, many people find themselves almost instantly in a new and similarly passionate relationship.
Controlling for a number of important other variables (age, number of prior marriages, children, education, income, and financial strain), the researchers then compared the relationship quality of couples who waited less than a month, 1-6 months, and 6 months or more.