Unformatted text preview: • Traditional gender roles – sexual scripts: how each gender act in a dating, romantic situation • Lack of opportunity/available partners • Traumatic past experiences Finding A Partner How do singles meet? • By chance – at work, running errand, in the park • Singles scene 1. Commercial – matching services, speed-dating services 2. Non-profit groups – church, non-profit volunteering places • Introduction by 3 rd party, friend, sibling, employer. Majority of people meet partners this way. Concept of a ‘soul mate’ • Overly high expectations • Too many choices People are together because of commonalities (similar values and interests)...
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- Summer '09
- partner, Interpersonal relationship, fewer close relationships, inadequate social responses