Media or fictional marriages may have an effect on our high divorce rate because it sets people up for false expectations.(Segrin, 2002)
Unmarried college students are known to have perfect fantasies built in their heads and for most of them marriage is likely to happen in the next 5 to 10 years if not sooner. (Larson, 1988) Hypothesis: It is expected that those not in a relationship will have higher expectations for marriage than those that are in a relationship. Also participants that receive a media couple to discuss will have higher expectations.
Parrott, Kaylee and Fayard, Jennifer, "Marriage Expectations" (2015). Scholars Day. 8.