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  • 1. Being Single Presented by: Amy Tobia Zachary Pryor
  • 2. Hey! Are you single? Clearly Single
  • 3. Marital Status in the U.S.
  • 4. The chart shows..
    • A steady increase in the percentage of never married adults over the past forty years.
    • That there seem to be more people that are single in today’s society than there has been in the past.
    • The traditional family unit (married couple with children under 18) is becoming less prevalent.
  • 5.
    • More and more young people today prefer to be single because it offers them more freedom to live a “no strings attached” life style.
    • Valentines is 
  • 6. Single people and goals
    • More people are postponing marriage to pursue educational and career goals.
    • People are getting married and having children at later ages due to this.
  • 7. POSSLQ
    • Stands for: Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters.
    • The official term used for Cohabiters.
    • Cohabitation is an intimate relationship in which people live as though they are married but without legal sanction.
  • 8. Who Cohabits?
    • People of all age groups and socioeconomically levels in our society participate in this.
    • Most common in Gay and Lesbian couples, due to most states laws on gay and lesbian marriage.
  • 9. Why do people cohabit?
    • It is an alternative to the loneliness that can accompany living alone.
    • Creates a home life.
    • Cohabitation provides a consistent relationship without the legal constraints.
    • Even elderly people don’t want to be tied down.
  • 10. Styles of Cohabitation Part time/limited cohabitation Premarital cohabitation Substitute Marriage
  • 11. Part time/limited cohabitation
    • More frequent overnight stays lead to this type of relationship.
    • Since they do not make a formal arrangement, they may not have resolved issues such as whether to share expenses or date others.
  • 12. Premarital cohabitation
    • People who expect to get married live together beforehand.
    • Sometimes takes the form of a trial marriage in which couples decide to test their relationship before making a more permanent commitment.
  • 13. Substitute marriage
    • Couples that decide to make a long-term commitment to live together without getting married.
    • Some people enter into substitute marriages out of fear of a legal commitment.
  • 14. Cohabitation: Benefit or risk?
    • Cohabitating couples who eventually get married are more likely eventually get divorced then are those who do not cohabit prior to marriage.
    • They are more at risk, statistically speaking.