Young singles' contemporary dating scripts Article

cited authors

  • Rose, S; Frieze, IH

fiu authors

abstract

  • Single women's and men's scripts for a hypothetical and actual first date were investigated for a sample of 135 predominately white undergraduates. Strong scripts were found for both. Hypothetical scripts contained 19 actions for women and men; actual dates consisted of 20 actions for women and 15 for men. Hypothetical scripts constituted a core action sequence that were embellished upon in actual dates. Gender-typed actions were evidenced as strongly for actual dates as hypothetical ones. A proactive male role and a reactive female role were reflected in script content as well as quantitative measures. Actual dates also were characterized by numerous interruptions of the hypothesized sequence. © 1993 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

publication date

  • May 1, 1993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 499

end page

  • 509

volume

  • 28

issue

  • 9-10