In Chapter 16 of your textbook, the institutions of marriage and the family are presented in detail. When looked at from a sociological perspective, these concepts reveal much more understanding into why our courtship rituals and our families are structured in its current form. In your discussion posting, first: 1) Apply this chapter’s contents to your own life experience with the institutions of marriage and the family. What social factors affect your family life? In what ways is your family life different from that of your grandparents? 2) Have social media and internet dating sites transformed the courtship process? In what ways? What social factors might explain the rise in usage of dating sites (Match, Bumble, Hinge, Tinder etc) and social media as a tool to seek out love, romance, sex and companionship? 3) Post a response to another classmate's posting, discussing your thoughts of their post in a respectful and thoughtful manner. What stood out to you about their analysis? Which sociological or psychological theories best explain the dissemination of these racial or ethnic representations in the mass media? NOTE: Make sure you answer all parts of the discussion question and that the post meets the minimum word count requirement of 250 words for your post. General Requirement(s): You are required to first post a response to the discussion board prompt and it must be a minimum of 250 words. Citations, titles, copying questions, references, and other identifying information does not count toward word count. You are required to use proper grammar and spelling. When using other sources, citations using APA style are required. Direct quotes are not permitted in discussion posting, therefore you must paraphrase and cite.