High Schoolers Who Don’t Date Are Less Depressed Than Their Counterparts Who Do (2019) Study Says
(Link): High Schoolers Who Don’t Date Are Less Depressed Than Their Counterparts Who Do Study Says
Kirsi Goldynia, CNN
Updated 2:45 PM ET, Wed September 11, 2019
(CNN)Dating is a normal part of adolescence — and a formative one at that. Decades of research have suggested a link between romantic relationships and identity development as teenagers mature into young adults.
But a recent study published in the Journal of School Health reveals that adolescents who choose not to date fare as well as, or better than, their coupled counterparts in social and leadership skills.
They’re also less depressed.
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More Women Having First Baby Over Age 40 And Out Of Wedlock: 2018 Pew Study
(Link): Older, educated women are more likely to have babies now, report says
(Link): Modern Mothers Are Having More Children
…And not as many women are waiting for marriage to have those babies. By 2014, 55 percent of mothers ages 40 to 44 who’ve never said “I do” had at least one child. In 1994, it was about 31 percent.
Researchers noticed a trend across all races and ethnicities: Women as a whole have started delaying motherhood. This includes millennial moms — the report found the median age for first-time mothers is now 26, while back in 1994, it was 23.
Women are also putting off motherhood until after higher education.
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You Taste Food Differently When You’re in a Relationship
(Link): You Taste Food Differently When You’re in a Relationship
People change and adapt when they’re in a relationship—and not usually in ways that make them more unique. Studies suggest that over time, romantic partners can become more similar in subtle ways. Younger couples tend to have similar levels of health the longer they’ve been together, and couples may even develop similar facial features—by employing the same facial muscles out of unintentional mimicry—over time.
The same phenomenon may also happen on the plate. A new study published in the journal Appetite suggests that couples may develop more similar food tastes the longer they’re together.
….The longer a couple had been together, the more likely they were to share the same preferences for smell and taste. Interestingly, how happy they were in their relationship did not affect this trend.
Your Career Choice Could Affect Your Marriage, According To This Study (by J. Chang)
(Link): Your Career Choice Could Affect Your Marriage, According To This Study
This story originally appeared on LearnVest as “These Jobs Have the Highest and Lowest Divorce Rates.”
As most couples can attest, married life takes work. There isn’t a single factor that ultimately determines what makes a marriage happy — but one new study shows that your career can at least have a strong influence.
Career site Zippia crunched some Census Bureau data to figure out which jobs and industries showed the highest divorce rates for those 30 and younger.
Military jobs, by far, put the largest strain on marriages — perhaps unsurprisingly, considering the stress that constant deployments and moves can put on a family both emotionally and financially.
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One Way to Make First Dates Just a Little Less Painful by C. Romm
(Link): One Way to Make First Dates Just a Little Less Painful
- In both cases [in the study], cooperation was higher — the subjects shared their money more often, or settled the hypothetical strike more quickly — if both members of the pair had eaten the same thing first, a piece of knowledge that’s worth tucking away for your next awkward meal: “Consumers can be strategic in the food they consume,” the study authors wrote, “utilizing food as a social lubricant when eating dinner on a date or when out for lunch with a colleague.” Your date might not order exactly what you want, but sometimes, it’s better to ignore your cravings and take any help you can get.
(Link): Is Dating Worth It? by A. Schwartz (Re “Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating” book by Weigel)
(Link): Why “Netflix And Chill” Replaced Dinner and A Movie – Dating in 2016
(Link): Are We Dating Wrong? by J Smith
Teenagers Given Condoms at School Likelier to Become Pregnant and Get STDs / STIs: 2016 Study
(Link): New Study Shows ’90s Era Condom Programs Increased Teen Fertility Rates
- by MICHAEL J. NEW
- June 17, 2016
- A new study by a pair of Notre Dame economists received some media attention this week. It found that school districts that instituted condom distribution programs in the early 1990s saw significant increases in the teen-fertility rate [as well as an increase in sexually transmitted diseases].
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Abstinence Groups: New Sex-Ed Study Misses Point of Urging Teens to Wait
(Link): Abstinence Groups: New Sex-Ed Study Misses Point of Urging Teens to Wait
- By KILEY CROSSLAND
- Posted May 11, 2016, 03:30 p.m.
Abstinence advocacy groups say a new (Link): study criticizing virginity pledges misses the point of abstinence education.
The study, “Broken Promises: Abstinence Pledging and Sexual and Reproductive Health,” published on the website of the Journal for Marriage and Family, reports that the vast majority of virginity pledgers break their promise to save sex for marriage.
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Many Single People are Quite Happy that Way Researchers Discover (2015 study)
I’d still like to get married someday.
HOWEVER. I have always been an extreme introvert and other people annoy the ever living hell out of me, so sometimes I am RELIEVED that I have never married. I was in a long term serious relationship years ago (I was engaged to the guy, I broke things off), and so I know being in a relationship can be irritating and stressful.
One of the things I like about being single is avoiding drama, disagreements, having to compromise all the time on everything, and fighting.
Not having to put up with someone else’s bullshit on a consistent basis is PRICELESS.
Single author Bella DePaulo has been debunking singles studies for years, particularly the ones that say that single adults are more miserable or die younger than married persons.
(Link): Forget the Bridget Jones stereotype of crying into your chardonnay – some singletons are happier on their own
- Study found those who like to avoid relationship drama are happier single
- Researchers found being single removes anxiety associated with conflict
- Some 4,000 people took part in the University of Auckland research
- …Researchers at the University of Auckland said that those who prefer avoiding arguments or disagreements are more content being single than when they are in a relationship.
This flies in the face of previous research which has found that the single life is often associated with poorer physical and psychological health and lower life satisfaction.
- …The survey of more than 4,000 people in New Zealand found that being single removes anxiety associated with relationship conflicts.
But in contrast, people who are not concerned about relationship drama were less happy when they were single.
(Link): Single People Can be Happy, Too
- In the United States, 51 percent of adults are single. That number will likely only grow with marriage on the decline and divorce rates at historic highs, although not rising as quickly as past years.
- Single people outnumbering married couples represents a historic moment in the United States, but the culture still stigmatizes staying solo.
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