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But dating for the first time turned me into an ignorant tourist in a foreign country where I didn't know the local customs. Now couples are more likely to move in together without agreeing on their life goals first."The less-committed partner can hide out in the relationship for a long time," says Scott Stanley, Ph.To my excitement, the cute grad student from my journalism program was lingering. "You're getting too attached." Then he bopped me on the nose like I was a child—or a small dog.

After a month, he dumped her, claiming the relationship had too much drama.Fresh from an eight-year relationship, I was longing for the early-20s experience—wild nights and random hookups—I'd missed spending quiet weekends at home with my then-boyfriend.We'd begun dating sophomore year of college, after a summer of exchanging letters stuffed with dried rose petals.D., codirector of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver.

Stanley says inertia, convenience, and financial benefit can cause a relationship between 20-somethings to drag on—for four to seven years for more than 50 percent of cohabiting couples, according to one study.

Then there are serial monogamists who jump from one guy—and apartment—to the next, never pausing to play the field. These single gals worry about their biological clocks and whether or not all the good men have been taken.