Sarah Elizabeth Pope Utah State University January 2010 Introduction Has dating become a thing of the past? There are a variety of dating patterns today and each has its strengths.
It's the tuxedos and pigtailed flower girls and white chiffon spectacle of on ABC.
Marriage is like a tube of toothpaste: You get the best results when you start squeezing at the bottom.
(Insert your own marital hanky-panky joke here.) The most successful marriages start with a solid foundation.
Even though each type has distinct traits, couples are able to shift from one type to the other.
The first is comparable to the traditional dating style; where men often initiate dates and pay for any expenses.