Mid-Term Paper - Jince Jacob Mid Term Paper: Society and...

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Jince Jacob Sociology Mid Term Paper: Society and Dating 3-6- 08 The topic of my paper was to find out more in relation to the sociology behind  dating. Dating is defined as an activity performed as a pair or even a group with the  mentality of assessing the other person suitability as their partner in a relationship or  marriage. Dating has gone a long way, from strict rules and regulations to a more open  environment, including many options thanks to an ever changing world. First before discussing modern ideologies and practices of dating we should take a  step back and discover how dating first came about in American society. In the years from  1920 to 1945 dating took a bold step and became more informal than ever, having no  chaperones or any formal commitment to each other. Before this change the community  and church had established the rules and guidelines to dating, but now instead of the man  going to the women’s house, they would go out and spend time and money. People  began practicing “petting” which allowed each person to get to know each other better  before becoming settled in an exclusive relationship and the focus became on success  and popularity without involving emotions, because before this dating had been for finding 
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ideal mates. As the 30’s came around “steady” dating became more of a trend, which was  between dating and marriage, where couples would only date each other. After 1945, the  age of marriage began to drop, and the number of marriages increased, because dating  had now started in earlier stages like junior high school, and for kids that didn’t go to  college, they married soon after their graduation. This increase in dating also lead to a 
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