Learning Objectives

5.1 Summarize historical and contemporary trends in dating and mate selection.

5.2 Describe how factors in each system of the bioecological model impact dating and mate selection.

5.3 Identify some theories that are used to analyze dating and mate selection patterns.

5.4 Discuss dating behaviors and attitudes in diverse populations including mixed-race couples, LGBT couples, and younger and older couples.

5.5 Discuss some global trends and issues that affect dating in the modern age.