Tag: National Marriage Project

The Cohabitation Blues

June 19, 2013
The Cohabitation Blues

Should you move in with your boyfriend? That depends. Do you know he’s “the one?” Does he feel the same way about you? If so, and your engagement is just a matter of time, I think it can work very well. That’s what Mr. HUS and I did when we both moved to NYC after […]

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The Care and Keeping of Potential Husbands

April 30, 2013
The Care and Keeping of Potential Husbands

The number of college educated women ages 35-44 who have married has remained steady at 88% for the last twenty years, but they’re getting married three years later, on average. Both sexes contribute to this, according to Andrew J. Cherlin writing in the New York Times: It has become the capstone experience of personal life […]

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The Sweet Spot for Tying The Knot

April 9, 2013
The Sweet Spot for Tying The Knot

Susan Patton’s recent warning to Princeton women proved controversial among political types and journalists, but I couldn’t find a single young woman who felt strongly either way. They certainly aren’t going to take advice from a woman in her mid-50s (bwahaha!) about how to date in college. As someone who is pro-relationship, I would never […]

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Tiger Mama Susan Patton’s Ineffectual Marriage Strategy

April 1, 2013
Tiger Mama Susan Patton’s Ineffectual Marriage Strategy

Last week saw the eruption of a battle between traditional Princeton Tiger mom Susan Patton and the feminist women firmly planted throughout the mainstream media. Patton, a Princeton alum, wrote a rather impassioned letter to the women of her alma mater, which was published in the student newspaper. In it, she exhorted women to “forget […]

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Be a Lover Before You Are a Wife

December 14, 2012
Be a Lover Before You Are a Wife

The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia conducted a study exploring men’s feelings about commitment and marriage.  The men in this study express a desire to marry and have children sometime in their lives, but they are in no hurry. They enjoy their single life and they experience few of the traditional pressures […]

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