lecture 11-6 - 1950 2002 Age at First Marriage Women 20 25...

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% of US adults married by age 35 Women Men 1960 87 88 1999 71 69 Courtship stages give romantic partners ways to escape before the consequences become too serious Courtship stages o Stage 1: Couples interact as individual members of a larger group o Stage 2: interested party confides in a trusted group member who explores the possibility of reciprocal interest o Stage 3: an approach is made o Stage 4: couple breaks off from the group and goes into seclusion Desire for complete disclosure Recreate personal histories o Stage 5: the two rejoin the group as a couple o Stage 6: family members are informed of the relationship o Stage 7: pressure from the families leads to a proposal of engagement o Stage 8: engagement and planning for wedding creates tremendous stress on the couple o Stage 9: Wedding Sexual relations increase partners’ power over each other. The resulting stress can accelerate the courtship process, by either ending it early or moving it toward stage 9. Relationships are more likely to succeed if sexual relations are postponed until later
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 001 taught by Professor Lovaglia during the Fall '07 term at University of Iowa.

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