Relationship satisfaction and dating experience: Factors affecting future time orientation in relationships with the opposite sex

Oner B.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, vol.134, no.5, pp.527-536, 2000 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 134 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00223980009598234
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.527-536


This study was conducted to examine the effects of relationship satisfaction and dating experience on future time orientation in relationships with the opposite sex. Data from a sample of 226 undergraduate students from Middle East Technical University indicated that individuals who were highly satisfied in their relationships with the opposite sex tended to seek temporary relationships more and tended to be less future focused in their relationships than those who were less satisfied. Results also indicated that present dating experience did not show any significant effect on future time orientation; however, previous dating experience did show an effect in the interaction with relationship satisfaction and different factors of future time orientation. Implications of these results are discussed.