SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Tsutsui, J. (2013). The transitional phase of mate selection in East Asian countries. International Sociology, 28(3), 257–276. doi: 10.1177/0268580913484775

Summary: This study challenges the orthodox concept of mate selection. Existing research presupposes the binary conceptualization of “arranged marriage versus love marriage,” which is too limited in scope to grasp the reality of transition in mate selection.


Article 2: Kuperberg, A., & Padgett, J. E. (2016). The role of culture in explaining college students’ selection into hookups, dates, and long-term romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 33(8), 1070–1096. doi: 10.1177/0265407515616876

Summary: An examination of intimate partnering by sexual orientation, race, religious attendance, and Greek culture reveals distinct patterns that can be explained by cultural norms.


Article 3: Boxer, C. F., Noonan, M. C., & Whelan, C. B. (2015). Measuring mate preferences: A replication and extension. Journal of Family Issues, 36(2), 163–187. doi: 10.1177/0192513X13490404

Summary: This article examines preference trends over the past 25 years and find that both men and women increasingly place a higher value on a mate’s financial prospects and desire for home and children.