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Human Development and Family Studies
HDFS 3277
Nena Lake

HDFS 3277 Notes 6 Issues in Human Sexuality 5 Languages of Love: 1. Gift giving 2. Quality time 3. Words of affirmation 4. Acts of service 5. Physical touch Interracial and Intercultural Dating Although mixedrace dating wasnt always acceptable, today many college students are open to the idea of dating someone of a different race or ethnicity. Overall those who are more open to dating someone from a different race or ethnic group are younger and are often more politically liberal and less religious. Shows like Scandal and Modern Family showcase mixed partnerships. This has helped changed attitudes about these relationships. A study exploring hooking up in college found that 69 of college men have engaged in a hookup, 73 of them reporting engaging in penetrative sexual behavior during the hookup. (Olmstead, 2013) In the 1950s, traditional heterosexual dating involved going out together to share a fountain drink. There has been a big increase in the number of marriages between people of different races or ethnicities in the United States. Less than 1 in 1,000 new marriages were between Black and White couples in 1961 In 1980 this went up to 1 in 150 new marriages It increased again in 2010 to 1 in 7 new marriages were between couples of different race or ethnicity. The loosening up of relationship conventions has led to mixedage marriages as well. Most older married couples say their marriages have improved over time and that the later years are some of their happiest. Sexuality remains an essential part of may marriages, even though many couples experience changes in their sex lives over time.
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