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Many Americans no longer view marriage as an economic or social necessity because

of communes.

of cenogamy.

there has been a reduction in the perceived benefits associated with marriage.

of palimony.
there has been a reduction in the perceived benefits associated with marriage.
______________ singles are currently unmarried and are not seeking mates.

Voluntary temporary
Involuntary stable
Involuntary temporary
Voluntary stable
Voluntary temporary
Involuntary temporary singles

are currently unmarried and are not seeking mates.
choose to remain single and see themselves doing so on a permanent basis.
desire marriage but have not found a mate.
want to marry and are actively seeking mates.
want to marry and are actively seeking mates
Priests and nuns are considered to be ______________ singles.

voluntary temporary
involuntary stable
involuntary temporary
voluntary stable
voluntary stable
The _______________ dates others, but has a steady partner.

free-floating single
single in an open-couple relationship
accommodationist
committed single
single in an open-couple relationship
An individual who expects his or her partner to be faithful is described as a

free-floating single.
single in a closed-couple relationship.
committed single.
a single in an open-couple relationship.
single in a closed-couple relationship.
The ___________________ is generally an older single who lives alone and who does not date.

free-floating single
accommodationist
committed single
voluntary temporary single
accommodationist
A(An) ________________ lifestyle has a low levels of social participation and more negative outlooks on life.

supportive
professional
social
passive
passive
The _____________ lifestyle is centered around political or community involvement.

supportive
activist
social
professional
activist
______________ singles strive for autonomy and self-growth.

Activist
Professional
Individualistic
Supportive
Individualistic
Singles with a ______________ lifestyle organize their lives around work and identify with their occupational roles.

supportive
activist
professional
individualistic
professional
Today, only 13 of the 50 states continue to recognize

cenogamy.
palimony.
common-law marriage.
polygamy.
common-law marriage
Loneliness, high costs of living alone, disenchantment with traditional dating, fear of marital commitment, and sexual frustration are all reasons given for

cenogamy.
polyandry.
polygyny.
cohabitation.
cohabitation.
Palimony is

the sum of money or property brought to the marriage by the female and is often exchanged for valued characteristics in the male such as high status.

is a payment similar to alimony and based on the existence of a contract (written or implied) between the partners regarding the aspects of their relationship.

the people whom our society has defined as acceptable marriage partners.

entering mate the selection process with certain resources and we trade these resources for the best offer we can get.
is a payment similar to alimony and based on the existence of a contract (written or implied) between the partners regarding the aspects of their relationship.
Group marriage is

defined as a marriage of at least four people, two female and two male, in which each partner is married to all partners of the opposite sex.
a marriage in which one female has two or more husbands.
a type of marriage in which all of the women and men in a group are simultaneously married to one another.
a marriage in which one male has two or more wives.
defined as a marriage of at least four people, two female and two male, in which each partner is married to all partners of the opposite sex.
T or F

Most of the data available on singles in colonial America refer primarily to white settlers.
T
T or F

Being single in early America was not different than today.
F
T or F

During the colonial period, unmarried men and women were commonly seen as defective or incomplete, and were often subject to ridicule.
T
T or F

Economic factors play a critical role in the decision to stay single.
T
T or F

Voluntary stable singles desire marriage but have not yet found a mate.
F
T or F

The committed single is generally an older single who lives alone and who does not date.
F
T or F

Passive singles spend much of their time helping and supporting others and have careers in the teaching and nursing professions.
F
T or F

Social singles have extensive personal relationships and spend little time alone.
T
T or F

At the same age levels, singles still earn less than their married peers.
T
T or F

The majority of cohabitants are college students.
F
T or F

Gender role expectations do not affect the degree of satisfaction with the cohabiting experience.
F
T or F

Because of the long tradition of homophobia in the United States, which has kept many homosexual people from revealing their sexual orientation, there are many methodological problems surrounding the study of homosexual cohabitation.
T
T or F

A major arena in which lesbians and gays experience discriminatory treatment is in the workplace.
T
T or F

Communes are a relatively new phenomenon.
F
T or F

No one knows for sure how many group marriages currently exist in the Unites States.
T
The decision of whether to marry or stay single is conditioned by psychological, social, cultural, and economic factors. (p.220)
push/pull factors
One form of living together that was visible in America's past. (p. 211)
common-law marriage
A payment similar to alimony. (p.228)
palimony
Unmarried couples who live together and share housing and financial responsibilities. (p.233)
domestic partnership
People, whether single or married, with or without children, who live together sharing many aspects of their live. (p.237)
commune
A marriage of at least four people, two female and two male, in which each partner is married to all partners of the opposite sex (p. 239)
group marriage