Features extensive boxed material accompanied by questions for personal reflection. Ways of Studying and Explaining Marriages and Families. 358Supporting Marriages and Families 359Summary 359Key Terms 360Questions for Study and Reflection 360Additional Resources 360Power, Abuse, and Violence in Intimate Relationships 362The Roots of Family Violence: A Historical Context 364Violence against Women 364Violence against Children 365Violence against the Elderly 365Violence against Siblings 366Myths About Violence and Abuse 366Family Violence and U. Culture 367The Media 368Physical Assault: The Case of Battered Women 370What Is Woman Battering? 373Theories of Spousal or Partner Abuse 375Why Do Women Remain in Abusive Relationships?Understanding Gender: Its Influence In Intimate Relationships. 377Confronting Intimate Violence 378The Sexual Assault of Women 379Rape Myths 380Rape and Race 380Blaming the Victim 380Marital Rape 380The Criminal Justice Response to Woman Assault 382Attitudes and Behaviors 382Have We Made Progress? 199Extramarital Sexuality 199Postmarital Sexuality 202Sexuality and Aging 202Sexual Dysfunctions 204Sexual Responsibility: Protecting Yourself from AIDS and Other STDS 206AIDS 206Supporting Marriages and Families 212Summary 212Key Terms 213Questions for Study and Reflection 213Additional Resources 213Living Single, Living with Others: Nonmarital Lifestyles 215Historical Perspectives 217Singlehood in Early America 217Singlehood in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 218Singlehood Today: Current Demographic Trends 219Demystifying Singlehood 220Individual Decision Making 220The Influence of Social and Economic Forces 220Types of Singles 221Advantages and Disadvantages of Singlehood 221Single Lifestyles 223Income 224Support Networks 225Happiness and Life Satisfaction 225The Never-Married in Later Life 226Heterosexual Cohabitation 227Historical Perspectives 227The Meaning of Cohabitation Today 228Reasons for Cohabitation 229Advantages and Disadvantages of Cohabitation 231Cohabitation and the Division of Labor 231Cohabitation and Marital Stability 232Cohabitation and the Law 232Lesbian and Gay Relationships 234Methodological Issues 234Demystifying Lesbian and Gay Relationships 234Living Together: Domestic Tasks, Finances, and Decision Making 235The Social and Legal Context of Lesbian and Gay Relationships 236Elderly Lesbians and Gays 237Communal Living and Group Marriage 237Advantages and Disadvantages of the Communal Lifestyle 237Communes, Shared Housing, and the Future 238Group Marriages 239Supporting Nonmarried Adults 239Summary 240Key Terms 240Questions for Study and Reflection 240Additional Resources 240The Marriage Experience 242Why Do People Marry? 100Lee's Six Styles of Loving 101Love Versus Friendship, Infatuation, and Liking 102Close Friendship Versus Love 102Infatuation Versus Love 104Liking Versus Love 104Some Theories of Love 105The Wheel Theory of Love 105The Theory of Love as a Story 107Love Stories 107Love as a Social Exchange 108Love as Limerence 108Love Across Gender, Sexuality, and Race 110Gender Differences in Love Relationships 110Lesbian and Gay Love Relationships 111Female-Male Relationships Across Race and Ethnicity 112Obstacles to Love and Loving Relationships 115Demographic Factors and Social and Cultural Change 115Traditional Gender Role Socialization 116Patriarchy as an Obstacle to Lesbian Love 116Lack of Trust 117Jealousy and Envy 117Romantic Love Today 120Supporting Marriages and Families 120Summary 121Key Terms 122Questions for Study and Reflection 122Additional Resources 123Dating, Coupling, and Mate Selection 125Mate Selection in Cross-Cultural and Historical Perspective 127Mate Selection Cross-Culturally 127Mate Selection in the United States: A Historical Perspective 129Dating Among Later-Life Adults 132Functions of Dating: Past and Present 133The Intersections of Race, Gender, Class, and Sexual Orientation 135Dating Patterns Among African Americans 135The Impact of Gender 137The Impact of Social Class on the Dating Process 138Lesbian and Gay Dating 139Theories of Mate Selection 141Exchange Theories 141Filter Theories 142Mate Selection: Finding and Meeting Partners 142The Marriage Market and the Pool of Eligibles 143Freedom Versus Constraint in Mate Selection 144Other Factors that Affect Mate Selection 150Personal Qualities and Mate Selection 150Meeting Partners: Where and How 151School, Church, and Work 151Singles' Bars and Gay Bars 153Self-Advertising: Personal Ads 153Dating Clubs and Dating Services 154Computer Dating and the Internet 154Dating in Cyberspace 155The Future of Dating 157Violence in Dating and Intimate Relationships 158Physical Abuse 158Date and Acquaintance Rape 159Breaking up 162Supporting Marriages and Families 162Summary 164Key Terms 164Questions for Study and Reflection 164Additional Resources 165Sexuality and Intimate Relationships 166Human Sexuality: Past and Present 169Jewish Traditions and Human Sexuality 170Christian Traditions and Human Sexuality 170Sexuality in the United States: An Overview 170Sexual Attitudes and Behavior in the Twentieth Century and Beyond 172Sexuality as Social Learning 179Sources of Sexual Learning 181Sexual Orientations 188Heterosexuality 188Homosexuality 189Bisexuality 191Human Sexual Expression 191Sexual Response 191Autoeroticism 191Interpersonal Sexual Behavior 193Sexual Expression Among Lesbians and Gays 194Sexuality Across the Life Cycle 195Nonmarried Sexuality and Pregnancy 195Marital Sexuality: Does Good Sex Make Good Marriages?Right." The two decide to move in and possibly get married-all the while juggling careers, finances, family obligations, and friendships.At some point they decide that the time is right to stop using contraception in the hope of starting a family.Lin and Lundquist found that when Internet daters search for potential mates, they are more likely to approach those of the same racial identity as themselves, and a clear racial hierarchy dominates the response process.White daters’ messages are likely to elicit responses from daters of other groups, but white women respond mostly only to white men.
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While still pleasurable, sex becomes predominantly functional, timed to the couple's tracking of the woman's basal body temperature and cervical mucus, for the best time to get pregnant.
Intercourse without signs of ovulation become nonexistent and little attention is paid to the level of chemical attraction that brought the two of them together.
John and Edelisa met on a dating site called Filipino Cupid.
After three months of chatting online, John proposed to Edelisa – before they'd met in person.