You've got a better bet bringing a girl home from a party than you do a first date, according to a recent study by researchers from Middle Tennessee State University. After quizzing 300 college kids on their sexual behavior, the sociologists found that the "rules" of hooking up are "drastically different" for parties than dates—hooking up at a party is acceptable, but anything more than a kiss on a first date is not, even if you're dating a girl you hooked up at the previous night's party. People are weird.
From the Huffington Post:
"Our findings suggest that different behavior by the exact same people is really based on the context or the situation...not necessarily just the person, who they are, their values or their desires," said study researcher Gretchen Webber, according to the report. "It really shows the dominance of the setting for directing people's behavior."
And... you can probably guess the major thing that differs a night splitting Chili's crispers with the new lady from a strobe-lit beerbath at a frat house:
Alcohol was also a key difference in the two scenarios, with the students assuming the sexual behaviors were influenced by alcohol at the party, while the date suggested an interest in a relationship, which requires conversation in more sober circumstances.
[H/T: Huffington Post]