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Coupling: From Singlehood to Marriage Chapter 9 Being Single 0. Being Single – a popular trend 1. Explanations  for the increasing number of singles 1. ____________ nature of American society ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ 2. Young adults are ____________marriage Average age of marriage for men –____________ Average age of marriage for women – ____________ Categories of Singles Sociologist Peter Stein’s typology of singlehood 1. ____________ ____________singles never married but not opposed to marriage   2. ____________ ____________singles intentionally remaining single 3. ____________ ____________singles want to marry and actively seek a mate 4. ____________ ____________singles wanted to marry but did not find a mate 2. Never-Married Singles 0. May be ____________ 1. May ____________ 2. May be ____________ Increasing Numbers of Singles 3. Explanations for increasing numbers 3. Being single is more ____________ 4. Society more accepting of ________________________ 5. ____________ support from parents or caregivers 6. High ____________ with friendship, health, economic situation Gender Differences in Singlehood ____________ 7. Men experience poorer health, higher rates of suicide 1
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8. Women better organized, manage lives better 9. Young unmarried men and women well educated with high status  careers and jobs 10. Never-married women in later life more economically  disadvantaged than older, married women ____________ ____________ 4. ____________ ____________are mixed-gender circles of friends 11. ____________social support system for singles
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