. Types of marriage- - common-law- not legally married, living together for a certain number of years. - legal marriage- married by priest or judge, recognized by government in all states -Polygamy - polygyny- one husband has two or more wives - polyandry- wife has two or more husbands (up to five)... In 1990, 28% of US births were to unmarried women.

By 1995, this figure had increased to 32%. Gender. Gender vs. Sex - gender is the social and psychological characteristics associated with being male or female. - sex is the biological distinction between being male or female...

Gender roles are learned through interaction with the environment, not through biology... The Cognitive-developmental theory of gender role development reflects a blend of biological and social learning views. Biological readiness, in terms of cognitive development, of the child influences how the child responds to gender cues in the environment. Love.

Sternberg s triangle of love- - intimacy- disclosing personal feelings - passion- sexual longing and need - commitment- decision to maintain love relationship with partner. Lee s love styles- - lupus views love as a game - pragma is logical and rational - eros is erotic, consumed by passion and romance - mania love feels intense emotion and sexual passion but is out of control - storage is calm, soothing, nonsexual love devoid of all passion - agape is selfless and giving, expecting nothing in return... 67% of 620 never-married college students reported that they would divorce if they fell out of love with their spouse. Dating and Mate Selection. 41% of adults in US age 25-29 reported that they had over 5 partners since age 18, in contrast to 26% between the ages of 18 and 24 who reported that they had had ove 5 partners... Cohabit ating Couples- - Here and now- partners who have an emotional / sexual relationship and want to live together because they enjoy each other.

- Testers- emotionally / sexually involved partners who want to assess whether staying together and getting married is right for them. - Engaged- partners who are committed to getting married. - Money savers- partners who live together primarily out of economic necessity. - Pension partners- live together because marriage would result in loss for one or both partners of benefits from a previous marriage. -Cohabitants forever- couples who view living together as a permanent alterative to marriage... Most frequent reasons for college students ending a relationship- -cheating (18%) - met someone new (15%) - partner met someone new (13%) - went back to previous lover (6%) - partner went back to previous lover (5%) Someone else was the biggest reason people broke off relationships, next was dishonesty..