Dating single life and mate selection

Marriage isn’t the honeymoon in Thailand—it’s day four of vacation #56 that you take together. To endure 20,000 days with another human being and do so happily, there are three key ingredients necessary: I enjoy spending time with most of my friends—that’s why they’re my friends.

And that’s a nice, poetic way to look at a marriage as a whole.Using a foundation of social exchange theory, the analyses illustrate the differences between the dating attitudes and expectations of Chinese women and men.Per traditional expectations, both sexes place a low priority on sexual behaviors, yet more progressive attitudes and behaviors are also evident.All practical considerations (heirs, status, property) were deemed either negligible or plain irrelevant.The Marriage of Reason gave way to the Marriage of Feeling.