It takes five months for people to let their partner see them cry and two months for women to be around their partner with no make up on.

While it may seem to some that the first few phases of a relationship move quickly, people are a lot slower when it comes to the next stages of commitment.

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Generally speaking Australian women, 25 per cent to be exact, prefer to wait at least a month or more before getting between the sheets.

Unfortunately Australians have differing opinions on what leads a couple to becoming monogamous, which is why this stage of a relationship can often leave people confused.

The research has also revealed that Aussie couples truly do feel comfortable with each other as the relationship blossoms.

The average person only waits six months before farting in front of their partner, which is only a month longer than people wait to keep a toothbrush at their lovers house.

The study showed that the younger generations, those under 24, are far less self-conscious when it comes to bodily functions, with one in two admitting they're happy to pass gas within the first three months of a new relationship.

It is around the half-year mark people feel comfortable enough to be truly vulnerable with their significant other.That said, a 28 per cent of people would move in together, 13 per cent would get engaged and 15 per cent would go as far as to get a pet together in six months or less.One in two Australians are happy to introduce their new partner to their mates within the first three months, but wait twice as long introduce them to family (64 per cent).This being said, one in 10 said that they would wait over three weeks before they pashed their date and the national average is to wait a month.The research also revealed that Australians don't rush into sleeping with someone, with the majority waiting three months before they make the move.I entered into my marriage believing in happily-ever-after with the hope of it going the distance.