He is a bro living in the same world you are, and he’s (probably) not an idiot.
This means that he either 1) is on the same page as you and returns your feelings or 2) doesn’t really give a shit but enjoys the sex.
Sure, you may have started hooking up with a bro you didn’t exactly want to date, but as often happens when two people sleep together after a while, you may have actually developed feelings.
Not giving a fuck is betchy, but falling for someone you routinely touch body parts with also doesn’t make you less of a betch. Congrats, you’ve just discovered, like so many unhappy housewives before you, that sex bonds people emotionally.
Not telling him how you feel, however, is not very betchy.” one of his friends has probably asked him the same thing.
Okay, make that once for every five times, because let’s be honest, bros don’t talk about this shit as much we do. Which means he’s had to define your relationship to his friends.
When adults and teenagers were asked what percent of 18- and 19-year-olds they think had more than one sexual partner, what percent had hooked up with more than 10 people in college, and what percent were dating casually, most responded that the amount for all three questions was probably about 50 to 70%. According to 2011 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 27% of 18- to 19-year-olds nationally (both in college and out) had more than one sexual partner in the previous year, and only 8% had four or more partners.
It may seem harmless to have this perception of a robust "hook-up culture" among young people, but the study also showed that the notion that all millennials want to do is hook up leaves them wanting better examples and more information about healthy relationships.
In fact, 70% of 18 to 25-year-olds involved in the Harvard Graduate School of Education survey said they wished they had received more information from parents about the emotional side of relationships, including "how to have a more mature relationship" (38%), "how to deal with breakups" (36%), "how to avoid getting hurt in a relationship" (34%), or "how to begin a relationship" (27%).
According to a 2013 national survey, only 20% of students have hooked up more than 10 times by their senior year of college.
And, among 18- to 25-year-olds, only 8% reported casually dating with 67% reporting that they were dating exclusively, cohabiting, or were married and 25% reported having no relationship at all, according to a 2011 Child Trends study.