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Abstract

The present study was designed to assess gender differences in sexual expectations, and the amount and frequency of intimacy among Framingham State University students. Participants included undergraduate students (n = 70), 39 women and 31 men. Participants completed the First Date Expectations Scale, First Date Behavior Scale, Bill Pay Scale; and finally; the Miller Social Intimacy'Scale (MSIS), as well as basic demographics. Results yielded significant differences in men and women's first date expectations for sexual activity. These findings suggest men have higher expectations for sexual activity on first dates than do women. Results also indicated a statistically significant relationship between the amount and frequency of social intimacy; higher amounts of social intimacy were associated with higher frequencies of social intimacy. Women reported higher levels of social intimacy and greater frequencies of social intimacy than men.

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