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Commercial Channels for Mate Seeking

  • By: Aaron Ahuvia, Mara Adelman & Elif Izberk-Bilgin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Commercial channels for mate seeking and dating are one form of marriage market intermediary (MMI). Sociologists often speak of mate selection occurring in the “marriage market,” by which they mean the system of social and commercial institutions that facilitate courtship. Like ...

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