TAKING THE NEXT STEP
Couples who move in together may be rejecting, at
least temporarily. Old-fashioned notions of marriage.
But when it comes to deciding whether to wed, they
fall into the same gender roles as staunch
In other words, the guy still calls the shots. This
according to a survey that looked at nearly 400
cohabiting couples and what happens when only one
partner thinks the twosome will eventually marry.
If the man is the one hearing wedding bells, it seems,
a couple is nearly as likely to marry as when both
partners plan to say “I do”. But if it's the woman who
hopes to wed, the couple is only half as likely to wind
up at the altar.
All of which surpised Bowling Green State
University's Wendy Manning, Ph.D. “This is a group
that subscribes to less traditional gender roles. So we
just assumed they would behave in a less traditional
manner.” -Alyssa Rarraport
Psychology Today – March/April 1996_
Fonte: GAMA, Angela N. M. In Introdução à leitura em inglês. RJ:
Gama Filho, 2001, p.76.