Ch. 7 Notes (FAD2230)
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Date Created: 02/24/16
FAD2230 2/3/16 Ch. 7- Building Relationships Purpose of friendship? o Give support o Outlet o Teach us about ourselves and others o Live longer o Better health (physical and mental) o Enhance self-esteem Friendships (Same sex) o Do friendships operate he same way for men and women? Jonson 2004- females do not have a greater number of friends o Different types of connection Men- focus on activity Women- verbal and self-disclosing Cross sex friendships o Does friendship lead to romantic feeling of dating? OR can men and women be “just friends”? Women view cross sex relationships differently (can be friends) If not attracted to the other person friendship can occur You’re able to see what the other person is like in a relationship and you can see how they act Just friends? (Harvey 2003) o 65% received/sent mixed messages about attraction o 47% were initially attracted (friend was not); struggled to remain friends o 32% reported friend was attracted to them o 30% don’t discuss romantic feelings because it has caused discomfort in the past o 26% included some romantic/sexual behavior (“extension of friendship”) o 9% had been romantically involved, and now struggling to be friends Why date? o Desire for marriage/family/mate selection o Desire for intimacy is a common thread o Fun o Social status o Expectations of others? How do you define… o Dating? o Getting to know each other? o Hooking up? o Hanging out? o Just talking? o Shared meaning is needed!! o How we define our dating patterns differs every generation Where do you start? o Pool of eligibles The group of individual who, by virtue of background or birth, are considered most likely to make compatible marriage partners Homogamy- we tend to form relationships with those that are very similar to ourselves Propinquity (geographic closeness) 2/5/16 Read chapters 1, 2, and 7 for exam Marriage squeeze o China and India face crisis for ratio of men versus women There are more men than women o US- African American males are being incarcerated and women are left with pool of eligible Incarceration, unemployment, lower wages, morbidity/illnesses African American men are not able to provide adequate pool of eligible for AA women Factors that shape dating o Macro level factors Cultural norms surrounding mate selection (do you/parents choose?) Technology Urbanization Social and political movements Dating scripts based on sex (guy pays/asks girl out/chivalry) Racial/ethic cultural differences Economic considerations o Micro level factors Personal whims Friends, connection, and ways to meet new people Propinquity Size of pool of eligible people o How do these factors impact dating? Technology widens pool Less frequent to date outside religion Having a job shows responsibility o What do you consider when deciding on a date? What is important to you? Dating may be focused more on looks, advantages to being with that person, adventures Marriage focuses on a person with a drive Assortative mating o Ex: consider for dating- attraction, values, personality o Consider for marriage- conflict, freedom o People are willing to date a wider variety of people than they would consider marrying o Same sex have a much smaller pool to choose from How has dating changed? o Colonial times Courtship= family centered process o Industrialization Emergence of dating and adolescence Mandatory education, new labor laws o Today Dating “rules” aren’t as strict Less limitations (mixed race couples, same sex) Technology helps Many relationships are for fun and not such an emphasis on a checklist for marriage Hooking up- an event in which two people are physically intimate outside a committed relationship without the expectation of future encounters Hooking up o No differences in rate of hooking up for Guys or girls Different religious groups Family environment o More likely to Be white/Caucasian Report higher parental income Use more alcohol Have more favorable attitudes towards hooking up o Women more likely to have a negative reaction to hooking up Post sexual revolution: cohabitation o Cohabitation What does it mean to cohabit? Attitude vs action Why do people cohabit? Used as a test/substitute for marriage Who? Many different ages o Couples will be happier in marriage if they live together first o It’s a good idea for couples to live together before getting married as a way to “try out” the relationship o Is cohabitation a good “test” for marriage? Cohabiting relationships do not last very long People who cohabit are MORE likely to have an unhappy marriage and subsequent divorce Selection effort- certain characteristics Causal link o How do you define single? Voluntary temporary singles Voluntary stable singles Involuntary temporary singles Involuntary stable singles Exam 1 50 multiple choice o half content(ch. 1-2) o half theory o
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