Mate Selection Selecting your mate is not only what you want physically in a person but also the propinquity you share with one another. I created a survey questioning age to see any patterns by how much age difference and what mate is usually is oldest. Then I included questions their economical back ground to analyze if there is vast income class gaps in between on another. On the survey I included questions about their educational level and income level many times often related the higher education the more income. Last but not least question about ethnicity do people stick to their own race and does religion link to one another to see if there are any similarities in their beliefs. In this survey I included questions about both the person taking the survey and their mates. The results were extremely clear. When it comes to age it is clear what mate is commonly oldest. In our culture that we are in the men are older. Reading on some research I have learned on a study that “men prefer a partner who is 2.3 years younger and women prefer a partner who is 3.4 years older than they are” (Schwarz). That matches with my own survey research that I have done. Nine out of the ten surveys questionnaire the male was either older by an average of three years of age the most was four. Only in one case was the female oldest but was not a major difference between them it was only a two year difference. “A study of 2,000 adults showed that just one per cent of women believed the ‘ideal relationship’ was with a younger man.” (Eccles). No matter who is older or youngest they have a tendency to choose their mate within the same generation. With the male being the dominant in age difference. Then we have peoples’ social connection in mate propinquity. There is a pattern when female or male choose their companion they be likely to be in the same income bracket. I believe it has a great relation on how they meet one another. The most common answer was that they met through a
research paper is to identify the differences in mate selection strategies of men and women. This paper will first discuss the past research in mate selection tactics. It will then examine the hypotheses of the present research in the light of the studies previously conducted. Consequently it will discuss the method used to conduct present research, its results and its findings. Then it will relate the current study to major theories of mate selection. Lastly, it will discuss the limitations and the….
The Mate Selection
This paper compares and contrasts what the secular world presents about how we select our mates and how the Lord directs us to select our mates. The secular world has looked at this process using Sociology and Psychology to answer the question why do we choose our partners. This paper will discuss how culture, self preservation, and ultimately the Lord will affect the selection of one’s mate.
In the third edition of Sociology by Linda Lindsey and Stephen Beach, it is….
have decided to interview my father to learn more about the process he went through when selecting my mother as his mate. I have developed questions to ask my father during the interview process. These questions relate to the mate selection theories. The purpose of my research is to get an in depth understanding of the mate selection process, and to determine if any of the mate selection theories can be applied to my parents.
The social homogamy theory explains that individuals are attracted to….
Factors in Choosing A Mate
Part I: Biographical Data
2. Sex: (male or female)
4. Marital status (please circle): single dating engaged married divorced
5. Class or year:
6. Number of brothers: Number of sisters:
Part II: Evaluative Section
1. At what age would you prefer to marry?
2. What age difference would you prefer between you and your spouse? years
Whom would you prefer to be older (please circle): self spouse
parents tend to promote free choice selection or arranged marriages?
2. Do you prefer to find a man that you think would be a good father?
3. Do you tend to choose woman based on the fact that she could bear a healthy child?
4. Is it attractive to find an intelligent man/woman?
5. When deciding on a man/women to date do you tend to be attracted to a person with similar social background?
6. Do you tend to have an image of an ideal mate formed in your head?
When I am choosing a mate, I try to be as realistic as possible. I want a mate who is funny, family oriented, good at communicating, has some college education, driven and older than me. I don’t think that my expectations are overly complicated, I believe they are simple. I do meet most of my criteria but I believe that there is always room for improvement. I am currently working on being a better communicator. Communication is something that I have struggled with for various reasons….
Mate selection process
Mate selection in Pakistan largely depends on whether your family comes from a rural area, or an urban area (Malik, 2006). In rural and tribal areas, individuals who are not married are not allowed to meet and take up relations at free will (Malik, 2006). Also, any contact with the opposite sex is looked upon unfavorably in these areas of Pakistan (Malik, 2006). In small towns or villages, women or elder relatives look for partners for young people and the most….
Mate Selection and Cohabitation
The authors begin this chapter by defining mate selection as process by which unmarried couples get to choose who they will marry. They proceed to distinguishing mate selection in traditional cultures versus modern cultures. In traditional cultures, families have the power to select their children’s spouses. In this kind of selection, the spouse comes mostly from their extended families depending on who they see as the fittest partner for their child. On the other….
When selecting a mate many factors influence a persons mate selection. Factors can change when considering culture, generations, gender, and more. There are an unlimited amount of factors to consider. Some factors include the following, attractiveness, personality characteristics, proximity, job/occupation stability, similar hobbies, education, desire for home/children, similar religion, and many more.
When selecting a mate there are many resources to help you and even more today than in the past….
Mate Selection Criteria for Marital Success: Is It Possible?
For decades researches have been attempting to indentify some key characteristics or personal qualities that could be formulated in such a way as to predict the probability of marital success between two parties. If indeed some formula could be implemented that would take into account what characteristics and/or personal qualities must be present for two people to enter into a marital agreement….