How Your “First Time” Affects Your Future Relationships
This is not all there is to the study, however. It is also important to take into consideration whether people who have an encounter for the first time in this age bracket do so with someone they are in a steady relationship with. This makes a difference and can affect future encounters and future relationships. Those who choose to have a romantic encounter with people they know less well are more likely to have unstable marriages and other relationships in the future.
Although late $exual experiences tend to have a stigma to them these days, they are the ones that lead to more successful relationships in adulthood. People who have their first physical encounter when they are older than 19 are statistically more likely to have longer relationships. They are also better equipped when it comes to dealing with issues in relationships, making it possible to come to resolutions that do not dissolve the relationship.
These people tend to have higher education and to have more stable homes if they have children. This could mean that people who have later physical relationships are pickier in who they choose to be with, making them more likely to find the partner they can settled down with. It is important to note that these studies held up even after taking into consideration different genetic and economic backgrounds.
All of these studies seem to point to evidence that does link the age of a first physical romance with future relationships. There are many further studies being conducted to verify this link so that we can inform teenagers on the many consequences, both positive and negative, of choosing the appropriate time in which to engage in physical activity.