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Watch the classical film Grease and one can understand how relationships function in Western Society. The film tells a story of a boy (Danny) and a girl (Sandy) who falls in love. Through a series of misunderstandings they break up, but still somehow care for each other. Through ballads such as Summer Night’s that are still popular today, the film shows how differently males and females view relationships. Films like Grease are like a mirror, reflecting societal values and how it socializes its members. It makes it clear that in relationships, males are socialized to view relationships as mostly a physical, sexual endeavor, while females view it as a perpetual bond –a deeper connection between the two individuals within a relationship.
It is tempting to believe that when a couple says that they are “in love,” they view their love in the same way –that they have successfully “defined their relationship.” But it turns out that love is in the eye of the beholder. Researchers of heterosexual love found out that love changes definition based on the gender of the party. Males, accor…