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An essential element in mate selection is ____________, a process of selecting a mate and developing an intimate relationship.

getting together

going steady

dating

courtship
Courtship
A pattern of dating that involves women and men meeting in groups, playing similar roles in initiating dates, and sharing equally in the costs is called

courtship.

getting together.

dating.

going steady.
geting together
__________ is an exclusive relationship with one person.

Mate selection

Going steady

Getting together

Dating
Going steady
Anticipatory socialization is

the result of shorter dating periods.

socialization that is directed toward learning future roles.

a process by which people acquire the gender roles that their culture defines as appropriate for them.

a requirement of the sociological imagination.
socialization that is directed toward learning future roles.
According to Staples (1991), the historically low _____________ in the African American community has traditionally limited the dating and mate selection options of African American women.

education levels

income level

sex ratio

employment
Sex Ratio
In some middle-class communities, _____________--where a group of teenagers pack into a car and drive around the neighborhood looking for females to pick up--is a popular pattern in the mate selection process.

going steady

dating

getting together

cruising
cruising
According to _____________ theory, people looking for mates try to maximize their chances for a rewarding relationship.

equity

stimulus-value-role

exchange

filter
exchange
According to _____________ theory, in a situation of relatively free choice, attraction and interaction depend on the exchange value of the assets and liabilities that each person brings to the situation.

exchange

filter

equity

stimulus-value-role
stimulus-value-role
_______________ theory proposes that a person is attracted to another by a fair deal rather than by a profitable exchange.

Exchange

Stimulus-value-role

Filter

Equity
Equity
____________ theory suggests that many factors are involved in the marital choice.

Filter

Equity

Stimulus-value-role

Exchange
Filter
The people whom our society has defined as acceptable marriage partners for us form what sociologists call

endogamy.

polygamy.

the pool of eligibles.

the marriage market.
the pool of eligibles
According to the text, our pool of eligibles is first narrowed by society's ____________ norms.

hypogamous

endogamous

polygamous

exogamous
exogamous
The tendency to marry upward in social status is referred to as

polygamy.

hypogamy.

hypergamy.

the marriage gradient.
hypergamy
sociologists to denote proximity or closeness in time or place.

Propinquity

Hypogamy

The marriage gradient

Polygamy
propinquity
_____________ reached their peak in popularity during the 1970s and early 1980s.

Dating clubs

Single's bars

Computer dating

Personal ads
single's Bars
T or F

Sociologists use the term courtship to loosely refer to the wide range of behaviors and social relationships individuals engage in prior to marriage.
False
T or F

In nonindustrialized nations and often in rural areas within industrialized nations, mate selection continues to be predominantly arranged.
True
T or F

By the 1920s dating became the major method of mate selection in this country.
True
T or F

Dating continues to be a heterosexual phenomenon for the young at heart.
False
T or F

Gender role socialization is directed toward learning future roles.
False
T or F

More than most relationships, dating is affected by gender roles and stereotypes.
True
T or F

Dating within the upper strata of U.S. society tends to be less regulated than it is for other classes.
False
T or F

In the stimulus stage of the stimulus-value-role theory, the compatibility of the couple is tested with regard to a variety of mutually held beliefs and values.
False
T or F

Equity theory proposes that a person is attracted to another by a fair deal rather than a profitable exchange.
True
T or F

Historically, sociologists have described mate selection in terms of a marriage market.
True
T or F

There is very little literature on the dating practices of college students.
False
T or F

Mate selection by way of the Internet has become pretty routine for a variety of singles.
True
T or F

Among some young urban professionals, the local laundrette has become a popular meeting place for singles.
True
T or F

In date rape, the victim simply knows or is familiar with the rapist.
False
T or F

According to the text, most breakups are initiated by men.
False
A process of pairing off that involves the open choice of mates and engagement in activities that allow people to get to know each other and progress toward coupling and mate selection. (p.127)
dating
A wide range of behaviors and social relationships individuals engage in prior to marriage and that lead to long-or-short term pairing or coupling. (p. 127)
mate selection
A process of selecting a mate and developing an intimate relationship. (p.127)
courtship
A pattern of dating that involves women and men meeting in groups, playing similar roles in initiating dates, and sharing equally in the cost of activities. (p. 130)
getting together
An exclusive relationship with one person. (p. 130)
going steady
Socialization that is directed toward learning future roles. (p. 135)
anticipatory socialization
The number of men to every 100 women.
sex ratio
When a group of teenagers (usually male) pack into a car and drive around the neighborhood looking for females to pick up. (p. 139)
cruising
Concept that implies that we enter the mate selection process with a certain resources and we trade these resources for the best offer we can get. (p.143)
marriage market
Sums of money or property brought to the marriage by the female.
dowries
The people society has defined as acceptable marriage partners for us. (p. 143)
pool of eligibles
The tendency to meet, date, and marry someone very similar to ourselves in terms of important or desirable characteristics. (p. 143)
homogamy
E. Marriage outside a particular group. (p. 143)
exogamy
Marriage within a particular group. (p. 143)
endogamy
Where one sex has a more limited pool of eligibles. (p. 144)
marriage squeeze
Where men marry women who are slightly lower down the social class continuum. (p. 145)
marriage gradient
The tendency to marry upward in social status. (p. 145)
hypergamy
The tendency to marry downward in social status.
hypogamy
Closeness in place and space. (p. 150)
propinquity
The perpetration or threat of an act of violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other member within the context of dating or courtship. (p. 158)
dating violence
Unwanted, forced, or coerced sexual intercourse.
rape
Rape of a person who simply knows or is familiar with the rapist. (p. 160)
Acquaintance rape
Rape of a victim who is actually "going out with" the rapist.
date rape