RESEARCH ARTICLE


Male Partners’ Portion of Date Among Heterosexual College Students: Changes from 1999 to 2014 in Korea



Gahyun Youn*
Department of Psychology, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea 61186


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© 2018 Gahyun Youn.

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Abstract

Background:

Traditionally, men are perceived as the initiators of dating activities, with women as submissive followers. In this view, paying for a date is the responsibility of the man.

Methods:

This study examined how much money Korean heterosexual college men have paid for dates during the past decade.

Results:

Many women have become initiators of the dating process as society has become more egalitarian, but many studies have reported that men still pay for the first few dates.

Conclusion:

Men have paid about 72% of all the expenses for a date in 1999 but the ratio dropped to about 63% in 2014.

Key words: Dating, Egalitarian relationship, Gender role, Paying for a date, Traditional dating script, Heterosexual college students.