Couple Typology

Our primary research has illuminated five unique couple types.

Interested in what they are and how we discovered them?

Read on to learn more about this foundational aspect of Prepare/Enrich research.


Comparing Empirical Typologies of Premarital Couples from Four Chinese Countries and American Premarital Couples, Li, Olson, & Solheim, 2015.

Hispanic and Caucasian Married Couples, Olson & Garret, 2006.

Five Types of African American Marriages, Allen & Olson, 2001.

Five Types of Marital Couples, Olson & Fowers, 1993.

Four Types of Premarital Couples, Olson & Fowers, 1992.