Should women focus on marriage and dating while in college?

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 6, 2014 10:50 a.m.

    Dating, and marriage give motivation for completing college. Period!

  • carman Wasatch Front, UT
    March 5, 2014 6:28 p.m.

    You can go to college, meet your mate, get married AND get and education AND graduate. You really can have it all in this case. I know hundreds of friends, colleagues and former class-mates who have done just that. And most of them are very happy - with those college days together being an important part of their collective and combined memories and experiences. Anyone who tells you otherwise probably has an agenda they are selling.

  • B ob Richmond, CA
    March 5, 2014 2:03 p.m.

    It is a fantastic time to find a husband, no doubt. No problem there…the problem is dropping out of school thinking you've accomplished something.

  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Provo, UT
    March 4, 2014 5:49 a.m.


    Finally, some sense...

    I've known people with degrees make a wage no better than if they hadn't and I've known them to be very successful. When I think of two of the most college-successful people I know, the first thing that comes to mind is how their marriage fell apart and how their children are affected. I know so many others in my generation who have been divorced now. These people were taught better, yet still put school, career, or something else first... while neglecting their faith, family, or something else. They all agree on one thing... that focus left the family for something else.

    The simple fact is, we have no guarantee's in this life except for that of our God and the promises He makes if we keep His commandments. If our homes are happy, we are happy. There is no reward worth sacrificing your family for.

    I'd rather rely on God than a degree. He knows I need food, shelter, shoes, a coat, etc. If it's a degree, then so be it. If not, then so be it.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    March 3, 2014 10:51 a.m.

    Your degree may get you nowhere; a good marriage will set you up for life.

    Choose a course that is useful, though, not one of these "enriching" ones which you could do as well on your own or do better at church. Learn that which you can use to create something valuable, whether employed or not, or a useful vocational skill that is likely to remain in demand.

    - Or go to work and save for a down payment on your first home.

  • Bill Edwards uk, 00
    March 3, 2014 8:30 a.m.

    Well, I'd agree with this, utterly. Since, in college, you notice all aspects of emotions of your friends while studying. And, in addition, it's the best time to investigate your partner in the best possible manner.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    March 2, 2014 8:45 a.m.

    College is the place to get an education. It is not a dating bureau. The woman should focus her attention to her studies. Either single or married, the woman should continue her study for her career path until she gets her degree. If married, she should not start child-bearing until she has her degree.

    If a woman uses college as the way to get a mate, she is denying a place in that college to someone who would have used it for what it really is intended -- education.

  • PLM Kaysville, UT
    March 2, 2014 12:18 a.m.

    Women and men need to be prepared for the challenges that life throws at everyone. A good education is enriching, strengthening and is an insurance policy for a woman, no matter what her future holds.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    March 1, 2014 1:42 p.m.

    Shame on those who tell women trashy marriage is antiquated and outdated in today's society. Shame on those who say women should only pursue higher education, while abandoning marriage altogether.

    Women and men are happier when in good marriages than they can ever be unmarried. This is irrefutable fact. Any society which truly cares about the happiness of its members will encourage them to marry.

    In order to be good marriage partners, Women and men should as as they can possibly be. No one wants to be married to Ann ignorant dolt.

    Let us hope that today's young women will seek after both education and marriage. The future of society depends upon it.

  • Thinkin\' Man Rexburg, ID
    March 1, 2014 9:51 a.m.

    It's up to the individual! There is no blanket answer to this question!