A Princeton graduate sent a letter to current women students at the school advising them to find their husbands while they are at an Ivy League school.
“Here’s what nobody is telling you,” wrote [Susan] Patton, who graduated in 1977 and whose son is a current Princeton student. “Find a husband on campus before you graduate.”
“The letter was prompted by Patton’s recent speaking engagement at Princeton during a women and leadership conference, according to an interview she gave to the New York Daily News….”
“Patton said the letter was meant specifically for the Princeton community because of the unique nature of the students gathered to study at the Ivy League school. Princeton announced last week its class of 2017 admission acceptance is the school’s most selective ever with 7.3 percent of the 26,498 applicants being offered a chance to attend. “
“This letter was intended for a very small audience,” Patton told CNN. “Take a good look on campus now for a potential life partner. You have access to this extraordinary community of extraordinary people. Find a man who isn’t threatened by your capacity for greatness.”
Patton explained that women worked on their careers for years and then looked around and realized all the great guys were back in college.
So here is my question: She specifically says that this is focused on Ivy League schools but do you think it’s true for regular colleges as well? Do you have a better chance of finding a smart, successful mate at the University of Georgia or out in the work place?
Where do you fall on the whole getting married young (as in after college) or waiting until you are older?