SOC 320 Week 4 Discussions

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SOC 320 Week 4 Discussions

SOC 320 Topic 4 DQ 1

The Lauer & Lauer text describes some of the ways in which people select a life partner. Name and describe two of the ways the text discusses and compare them with regard to their ability to result in a satisfying marriage for those who use those ways. What are some of the drawbacks to each method of selecting a mate?

SOC 320 Topic 4 DQ 2

Describe the ways that major social factors (not personality traits or physical traits) affect the selection of a life partner in the United States? The Lauer & Lauer text goes into some detail on at least four of these traits. Your answer should include the terms homogamy, hypergamy, and assortative mating. If you are married or in a committed relationship, did these factors seem to have a role in your relationship? If not, why do you think that is the case?


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