October 22--Lecture (Dating, Commitment and Breaking Up)

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10/22/2009 1 Announcements Sexuality and Reproduction Lecture Notes— posted on Blackboard this evening Will not cover in class however will be on exam 2!! Tuesday: Business of Being Born Will be covered on Exam Course of Interest: Men and Masculinity Pscy589C—T/TH CHAPTER 8: WOMEN & RELATIONSHIPS: Dating, Commitment, and Breaking up Attraction Relationships Attraction plays a role in romantic relationships but NOT necessarily the most important Differences in characteristics for sexual vs. marriage partner “Sexual Partner” Preferred Characteristics Physically attractive Healthy Attentive to My Needs Sense of Humor Overall Personality Physically attractive Healthy Overall Personality Attentive to My Needs Self-Confident FEMALES JUDGING MALES MALES JUDGING FEMALES “Marriage Partner” Preferred Characteristics Honest/Trustworthy Sensitive Overall to Personality Intelligent Attentive to My Needs Overall Personality Honest/Trustworthy Physically Attractive Intelligent Healthy Females Judging MALES MALES JUDGING FEMALES Attraction Relationships Attraction plays a role in romantic relationships but not necessarily the most important Differences in characteristics for sexual vs. marriage partner Burn & Ward (2005)-study of college women preferred male partners who were low in traditionally masculine behaviors Relationships are more satisfying if they are based on friendship and if both partners can express their emotions.
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10/22/2009 2 Dating, Commitment, and Breaking Up Gender roles in: Dating Cohabitation Marriage Breaking up is hard to do Gender and Dating When do Americans start dating? Form mixed gender friend groups beginning in early adolescence. Start dating younger than we used to
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