08 Dating & Mate Selection

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Unformatted text preview: ng compatibility ► Convenience & practicality ► Security ► Gain parental independence ► Maximize benefits while minimizing costs Living with someone allows sexual access, sharing cost of living, eating meals together, allows to end relationship easier than married – less structural commitment Less housework & more individual time Problems with research on cohabitation Problems with research on cohabitation ► 1. Researchers have failed to a. Cohabitation is like b. Cohabitation is c. Cohabitation is a Problems with research on cohabitation Problems with research on cohabitation ► 2. Little consensus ­ ________ of cohabitation Problems with research on cohabitation Problems with research on cohabitation ► 3. Treating cohabitors as __________ group rather than ___________ Casper & Sayer (2000) ►_______ of cohabitors ►________ explain why cohabitors sometimes Relationship Outcomes Relationship Outcomes ►Cohabitors report more ►Cohabitation is associated with: Increased risk for ►Especially among those who cohabited with Relationship Outcomes Relationship Outcomes ►Cohabitation is associated with: _______ risk for divorce, especially • • • • _____ marital communication quality Lower Increased perception of Increased likelihood of Types of Cohabitors Types of Cohabitors ► Casper & Sayer (2000) & Casper & Bianci (2000): 1. Serious dating relationship 2. Trial marriage Types of Cohabitors Types of Cohabitors ► Casper & Sayer Continued (2000): 3. Precursor to marriage (premarital) 4. Substitute for marriage Cohabiting Gr...
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