April 6th, 2013


Get your MRS degree, girls!

"You will never again have this concentration of men who are worthy of you. . . . Find a husband on campus before you graduate."

My mother's advice—Susan Patton's advice—may not be right for every woman, but it was right for me. In the fall of my senior year, I started dating a brilliant man and we're still together. If I were unattached today, I'm not sure what I would do. The post-college dating scene can be rough: Getting to know someone often means shouting across a noisy bar or scrolling through Internet dating profiles. Finding a partner in college is easier.

Mom was right.

-- Emily Esfahani Smith at The Wall Street Journal

But are there really a lot of guys in college who are looking to get married?