This article follows up Kidd's (1975) analysis of the rhetorical visions in popular magazine articles concerning personal relationships.

” The event will be hosted and moderated by nationally-renowned journalist, and bestselling author of Love Rehab, Jo Piazza, and features a panel of Southern California’s most prominent relationship specialists, including: Lisa Darsonval, Owner of Santa Barbara Matchmaking; Dr.

Jonathan Harvin, Human Sexuality and Relationship Expert; Brian Howie, author and creator of How to Find Love in 60 Seconds; Megan O’Brien, Celebrity Blogger and CEO of Beauty Brander; Jackie Ruka, “America’s Happyologist” and creator of “Get Happy Zone”; and Shelli Stutz, Founder of “Man Fixer”.

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“People are extremely passionate about love, the evening will be a really fun and exciting way to raise questions – and find answers!

We ask which relational visions have dominated the popular magazines through the 1970s and 1980s.The use of content analytic methods focuses on the relational themes found in Kidd's analysis: togetherness vs autonomy, self-vs other-orientation and restricted vs open Center Stage Theater at Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara.This lively, interactive town hall-style discussion and debate on the current state of the date will be comprised of an audience of 75 of Santa Barbara’s most eligible bachelors facing off against 75 of the city’s most dynamic single women to answer the question, “Why is everyone still single?Tickets for this event are and are available through the Center Stage Box Office via by calling (805) 963-0408, as well as at Seating is extremely limited (75 per gender), all attendees receive a premium gift bag filled with products, perks, & privileges (including a signed copy of Love Rehab) as well complimentary admission to post-event VIP party at Eureka! A portion of the evening’s net proceeds goes to benefit CASA ESPERANZA.