My romantic naivety hijacked my brain, slaying all sense of rationality and encouraging me to put up with bad behavior from men, because my courses). In retrospect, I wish I could go back in time and tell my college self: Relax. While maybe well-meaning, I wholly believe Patton is missing a fundamental truth about the modern-day dating culture—or lack thereof.
Outwardly, I rationed: I’m independent, I’m ambitious, plus I want to have lots and lots of dating experience before I settle down. 20,000 Patties Under the Sea / The Battle of Bikini Bottom 98. Squid's Visit / To Square Pants or Not to Square Pants 117. Spy Buddies / Boat Smarts / Good Ol' Whatshisname 85. A Flea in Her Dome / The Donut of Shame / The Krusty Plate 91.
A few years ago the notorious “Princeton Mom,” Susan Patton, took the internet by storm with a viral letter to college-age women. If you want a family, you should spend the majority of your college career focused on finding a man. I would be the heroine in all those rom-com movies: Swearing off love, only for destiny to overcome. “I could see myself marrying the kinds of guys that go here,” my 18-year-old self concluded as I surveyed the southern liberal arts college, swooning at the men clad in plaid shirts drinking bourbon while discussing the merits and flaws of Socrates.