Dating. and. "The way you make me feel". Marriage. Choosing a Partner. Most people pair with someone who… Lives in the same geographic area Has a similar ethnic and socioeconomic background Similar education Similar lifestyle Similar level of physical attractiveness.
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"The way you make me feel"
Choosing a Partner
The observable characteristics
What basic values
are important later on?
Traditional Dating Rules
The NEW dating Rules
SO MUCH IS UP IN THE AIR!
Other Dating Trends Today
What are some
benefits of living together
Are there any disadvantages
of living together
Other Dating Trends Today
#1 “My Ex is Crazy”
If someone even mentions their ex on a first date, watch out, you could be entering into a three-way relationship. Brace yourself, drama ahead!! If you’re not over your ex, keep it to yourself. Your date doesn’t want to hear about it!!
“I would like to get married and have kids ASAP”
Slow that Roll! Whether you’re a man or woman, uttering those words automatically puts pressure on an already delicate, stressful meeting. It’s a foolproof way to scare someone off and fast!
“Who Are You Voting For?”
When you are trying to make a good first impression, it’s probably best to avoid emotional topics in order to avoid a sparring match.
“Can you pay the check, I’m broke!”
Hey, the economy is in the toilet. Of course you’re broke. We’re all broke. But common courtesy dictates that the person who did the date asking offer to pay the bill. Chance are, if your date has good manners, they’ll offer to split it or pay the tip.
“What’s your favorite TV show?”
C’mon, we do better than that. Asking about hobbies and other interests can lead to great conversation, but the last message you want to convey is that your favorite activity is watching the tube!
“Where did you go to School?”
Believe it or not, many people didn’t go to college and totally resent being put on the spot with the tired old question. And while plenty of grad are happy to wax on about their “glory years”, it’s probably better to ask something like, “Have you always lived here?” “How did you choose your career?”
“So, I just got out of Rehab”
Everybody has problems big and small, but the first date is more about showing off your personality, not painting yourself as a psychotic addict! (even if you are!)
“So, you wanna come back to my place!”
Not everyone is old-fashioned about first dates. The right time to sleep with someone is up to you, but numerous polls, um, around the office show that when a guy propositions a woman for sex on the first date, she tends to get skeeved!
Males: 26.9 Females: 25.3
Males: 30.5Females: 29
What is the average age today for males? What about females?
marry at some time in their life.
In the past, why did people marry?
and emotional reasons.
Benefits of Marriage
Issues in Marriage
a successful marriage.
Tasks Couples Face
The best predictors of a happy marriage
The Role of COMMITTMENT
The Facts about Divorce
The Process of Divorce
Emotional Separation: One partner is unhappy and looks beyond the relationship for other forms of validation. May continue long after….
Physical Separation: One partner moves out or away from the other.
The Stress of Divorce
75% of all people who get divorce remarry, often within 5 years.