For me - making love requires love. Not an arbitrary number of "dates".
As many dates as required to know what to expect from bedding.
But for me, we'd already have developed a strong emotional connection because I've never dated anyone who wasn't already a good friend. If I barely know a guy and agree to a date, it ain't happening on the first go around lol.
I'm a bit of an oddity of the male species I guess, but for me it's when I believe there's likely a relationship ahead - which means I feel a connection of some kind. If I don't have that, I don't bother.
Call me old fashion, but I prefer not to sleep with a girl before the 2nd or 3rd date ;-)
heck with a date, I met a girl and saw her arch her eyebrows at me. 15 minutes she was bent over a table.
As long as possible so that I can really know how the person thinks and reacts in many situations.
you mean, people make _rules_ about this sort of thing?