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Aug 19, 2014 8:49 AM by USA Today

Hooking up to getting hitched: Yes, it can happen

A study out Tuesday answers one of those lingering questions - can a hookup lead to the altar? For almost one-third (32%) of those in a nationally representative sample, their relationship with their eventual spouse began as a hookup - however the respondents defined it for themselves.

"We found that people who said their relationship began by hooking up reported lower marital quality than people who didn't start their relationship by hooking up,"says Galena Rhoades, a research associate professor of psychology at the University of Denver, who is co-author of the report from the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

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