Den tålmodige kvinde og den førende mand: En undersøgelse af kønnede forståelser i dating

Lotte Kristine Dysted & Maria Worm Christiansen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis studies the dating behaviour, of heterosexual adult singles, in Copenhagen through gendered norms and dating scripts. The foundation of the thesis is based on empirical data from three focus groups, regarding dating behaviour and attitudes towards the Danish dating scene 2015. Through an analysis based on the work of Judith Butler and Pierre Bourdieu, a series of naturalised gendered understandings of the separation between two sexes is explored. The heterosexual pairing and dating can be said to influence and be influenced by a variety of gendered understandings of appropriate dating behaviour. These understandings are operated by a homologous contrast system, affecting the singles to think the feminine as the contrast to the masculine. Because of these factors singles can be said to perform their gender recognizable to appear attractive. This attractiveness seems to depend on the translation and the understanding of the gendered norms. The sluggish system and the ever-changing dating culture paints a picture of a complex pairing, marked by a pronounced segregation of sexual expression that leaves a number of terms for negotiations, but not to be exceeded.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato15 sep. 2015
VejledereKaren Sjørup


  • Køn
  • Bourdieu
  • Dekonstruktion
  • Kønsballade
  • Dating
  • Butler