What does a guy really think when you have sex on the first date?

Mr. Answer Man Says: He thinks two seemingly contradictory things. One, male ego being what it is, he'll think you really, really like him and maybe even love him. At the very same time, though, he will wonder if you put out for everybody and he's nothing special at all.

Not the most flattering portrayal of the male psyche, is it? That's why you should resist sleeping with a guy right away -- it just brings up too many issues. For instance, thinking that you really, really like him can simultaneously flatter his ego and scare him away. And wondering if you sleep with guys all the time can lead to jealousy and insecure behavior -- after only one date! Also, let's face it, sex is totally intoxicating and could lead both of you to overlook character traits that make the relationship untenable six months down the road.

That said, if you've gone ahead and done it, don't worry. Humans behave like magnets sometimes, and the pull can be hard to resist. If you haven't, though, you might want to practice patience -- nothing makes a guy show his true colors like a little courtship.

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