But in many cases, casual sex can lead to something more serious.
While there's no reliable data to suggest how often this actually happens, according to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, as many as 30% of relationships have started out as one-night stands.
Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.
Credit mobile dating apps such as Tinder, which incorporate fun elements and are dead simple to use.
When Tyler Holmes first met Tori Mc Donough on Tinder, he wasn't looking for a long-term relationship.
They'd flirted for a few months before Mc Donough had asked him out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant.
No awkward messages to each other unless both say yes.
“It felt like it was going to be something temporary, so it was easy to just kind of lay out wants and needs early.” Related: 5 Women Reveal Why They Went Home With Him So can relationships that started out as casual flings actually last?
Mark Black, who’s been married to his wife Mary for 29 years, says absolutely.
The Match survey also indicated that men are 43 percent more likely to believe that sex helps to build a strong emotional connection, which makes a lot of sense when you think about it: having casual sex right off the bat arguably makes it easier to build a strong emotional connection with someone, because you’ve already breaking through a major comfort barrier (i.e., seeing the other person naked). As you get to know each other, it’s just going to get better from there and you have more feelings.
You can actually get to know this person,” Sameera Sullivan, a men’s matchmaker based in Manhattan, told While different factors like luck, timing, and compatibility obviously play a role in whether a one-night stand can evolve into something more, some might argue that human biology predisposes us to developing deeper feelings for someone we have sex with only once.