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ERIC Number: EJ825879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Midlife Singles' Willingness to Date Partners with Heterogeneous Characteristics
Fitzpatrick, Jacki; Sharp, Elizabeth A.; Reifman, Alan
Family Relations, v58 n1 p121-133 Feb 2009
This study was a secondary data analysis of a midlife adults' (40 - 69 years) survey. The sample (N = 3,501) was recruited via telephone and completed an American Association for Retired Persons survey via the Internet. This study explored how sexual attitudes and demographic characteristics (e.g., age, gender, prior marital status) were associated with willingness to date heterogeneous partners (e.g., date partners of a different race, religion, with much less money). Results showed that never-married singles, men, and sexually permissive individuals were more willing to date such partners. Implications for research and practice are noted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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