Learning Objectives

5.1 List some 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 Evaluate the theories that are used to analyze dating and mate selection patterns.

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

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