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Being Single

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