Ten Relationship Benchmarks and How Long It Takes to Hit Them

It takes an average of seven-and-a-half months for your relationship to hit the "comfort zone," according to a new study. So if you just started dating, that's mid-September. Here are ten dating benchmarks and how long it takes to reach them.

1. Have sex for the first time . . . 4 months and 17 days. Obviously it's a lot shorter for some people. Especially in the age of Tinder.

2. Sleep in the same bed . . . 4 months and 21 days.

3. Shower at the other person's place . . . 4 months and 29 days.

4. Cry in front of them for the first time . . . 5 months and 24 days.

5. Sit in silence without feeling awkward . . . 5 months and 27 days.

6. Talk openly about her 'time of the month' . . . 6 months and 13 days.

7. Walk around naked . . . 6 months and 18 days.

8. Share a deep secret with each other . . . 6 months and 19 days.

9. Let them take care of you when you're sick . . . 6 months and 21 days.

10. Use the bathroom with the door open . . . 6 months and 24 days. Passing GAS in front of each other just missed the top ten at 6 months and 25 days.

The survey also looked at the top things that LONG-TERM couples are comfortable doing. Letting them take care of you when you're sick is #1, followed by not wearing make-up . . . crying in front of them . . . and snoring in your sleep. 

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