Presentation on theme: "Visible culture Alcohol n When and where: –with a meal (especially at a restaurant) –at a bar or nightclub –at a party –at home with friends n Both men."— Presentation transcript:
Alcohol n When and where: –with a meal (especially at a restaurant) –at a bar or nightclub –at a party –at home with friends n Both men and women drink –(although men tend to drink more)
Alcohol n Most popular: beer and (grape) wine Wine: –varies in quality and price –white wine: served cold –red wine: a stronger taste
Smoking n Both men and women smoke n Public opinion about smoking has changed in the last 40 years: –the percentage of adults who smoke has fallen from 40% to 20% (America) –smoking is banned in many offices, public places, and restaurants Ask before you smoke in somebody s house or car.
Dating n Many people begin dating in middle school. Ways that people meet: –at school, work, church, etc –a party or an outing with friends –at a bar or nightclub
Dating customs n Either the man or woman may ask the other person for a date. –but most often the man does n On a date, one person might pay the bill or they might share it. If the man always pays, it is called being traditional. –some women think this is romantic –some women prefer to be independent
Sex before marriage n 40% of Americans say it is wrong. However, most people are tolerant of other people s choices.