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principles of least interest
more power due to less dependence upon the other
manifest functions of dating
recreation: to have fun, companionship: friendship, mate selection: procreating
latent functions of dating
socialization: learning to adjust, social status: most desirable, ego: geing asked out and status, sex: even at young ages
forms of dating
traditional, contemporary, combination
traditional form of dating
traditional dates, coming-out parties, going steady
contemporary forms of dating
hanging out, getting together, "going within", serious casual dating and serious dating
combination form of dating
cruising, proms and homecomiking, parties, mixers, dinner dates
filter theory
we tend to filter out elidgable persons until we reach a group size that is manageable.
propenquity
we tend to date those who live near us
social networks
there is a strong likelihood that we will date someone from one of our social or professional networks
values
we tend to graviate toward those we perceive hold similar value system
sexual orientation
laws govern who we can or cannot marry
gender role expectations
holding traditional views of women as submissive
peer pressure and secrecy
the pressure to date is fierce, tell and break up
use of alcholo and drugs
often accompanies aggression and date rape, lowers inhibitions
dating location and activity
parked cars provide privacy as well as sense of isolation: danger!
reasons for remaining single
cohabitation is more acceptable, children being born out of wedlock, divorce more acceptable, people delaying marriage
voluntary temporary singlehood
temporary singles, place low priority on marriage and mate selection
voluntary stable singles
persons who have or have not been married and desire to remain unattached , those satisfied with cohabitation of single life
involuntary temporary singles
those who are in search of a mate, and who would like to be married
involuntary stable singles
persons who want to marry or remarry but for some reasons accept the fact that it may not happen and accept their silgle status
marriage squeeze
sex imbalance in the men-women ratio
problems associated with being single
physical and emotional wellbeing, aging, housing, older never marries
physical and emotional well-being
single men suffer more often from a list of physical and emotional maladies when compared to married men
aging
women suffer from a double standard when it comes to aging
housing
few singles can afford the rent that they are demanded by more luxurious settings.
older never marry
it may be a mixed bag of cost and benefits, their job may be more importiant, they experience fewer limitations in their life
cohabitation: part time/limited
no long temr commitment
cohabitation: premarital
the final testing the waters
cohabitation: substitute marriage
long term commitment to partner