Participants of the survey, conducted on 100,000 members from Britain of a dating site - seekingarrangement.com, revealed that the average number of dates per week with a new partner was two, meaning that couples tend to first say ‘I love you’ seven weeks after getting into a new relationship.
It has also revealed that kisses tend to take place two dates or one week into the dating process and the first time a couple has sex is, on an average, is after four dates or two weeks.
Liya Step, one of the website's members has contributed her take over the study and nodded to its findings.
“Obviously all relationships are different but these “first” time figures look right for me and my girlfriends,” a major newspaper quoted her as saying.
“None of us is going to jump into bed with a guy the first night we meet him. We may not even be ready to kiss him by then.
“But you can get to know a man fairly well after four dates. You know if you trust him and if you want to do something as intimate as having sex,” she said.
The research has shown that most of the partners are introduced to friends for the first time after six dates or three weeks.
“Once you are confident that you have real chemistry, it is great to introduce him to your friends” she said.
“You don’t want to do this too early because your pals can, on occasion, feel threatened by a new boyfriend and fear that he is going to take their place in your affections.
“So it is always good to wait until you know you really like guy before introducing him to your pals,” Step said.
It has also been found that the people are most likely to introduce their new boy or girlfriend to their parents after 12 dates or six weeks.
“I make it a rule that my parents only meet guys who I am deadly serious about – so that is going to take even longer,” Step added.