This is because of two reasons: Mexican men don’t trust women drivers, and if they let the woman drive it makes them seem less macho.
Jamison and the co-author of the study, Lawrence Ganong, found that comfort and convenience are the biggest attractions of stayover relationships among young adults, which allow them to maintain a form of control over the pace of their relationship and their possessions.
The stayovers acts as a stopgap measure between casual dating and long-term commitments.
"It is not a different relationship form," Jamison said.
"None of them saw themselves as cohabiters," Jamison explained, even if they spent six or seven nights together.
"It is interesting how separate they felt about their living arrangements to the point where they would act like a guest in the other person's place." The need to control the pace of the relationship is mostly based on timing with many young adults not at a point in their lives to make long-term commitments.