(Closed) One-Third of All Married People on FB Attend the Same College

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Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Treejewel19:  Think about though it makes sense. I mean you are literally surrounded by people of the opposite sex with similar goals, education, lifestyle, perhaps religion if it is a private school etc. You basically are in a pool of possible marriage partners and as told to me several times during college you will never have such easy access again to such a wide variety of partners again.

+1 As far as looking at the evidence re: finding a mate who shares things that are important, this is very true.

DH and I attended the same community college, but we met before that (at work), and only attended at the same time for a couple of semesters. I was 2-3+ years older than anyone I went to school with anyway, so there was no way in hell I was interested in any of them.

I can’t look at the article, but anyone want to confirm that BYU is on there (I’m willing to bet both SLC and Idaho campuses)?

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@Treejewel19:  +1 🙂

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@FutureDrAtkins:  I didn’t intend to get an M.R.S. degree but met & began dating my DH in undergraduate. I recently married him after 7 years of dating (which was 4 years post-graduation) and after obtaining my graduate degree. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that 🙂 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I met my husband in college. Believe it or not, I am very proud of the fact that college gave me my soulmate and the love of my life… And not just some bullshit business degree. 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Mr. S and I met in college six years ago, my junior year and his senior year.  We’ve been together for eight months now though, so we never dated in college or immediately after.  Although, Mr. S claims that it was love at first sight for him and that I just didn’t see him that way.  We both agree that if we had dated then, it probably wouldn’t have turned out as well, because we were both immature partiers in college and had some growing up to do.  Mr. S is very attractive, but was a bit nerdy and too stable and sane for my tastes back then.  I always dated the guys who were the most entertaining, but not necessarily the best for long term commitment (usually these guys were also the most immature and selfish as well), because it just wasn’t what I wanted back then, I only wanted to have fun.

Post # 21
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Helper bee

At least half of these are religious schools.  Pretty much everyone I knew at my Baptist college married their college sweetheart during or shortly after college. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@FutureDrAtkins:  Interesting article. It looks like the majority of these colleges are Christian (or very devout Jewish i.e. Yeshiva) where marriage at a young age is stressed or technical/military schools where women have a plethora of men to choose from due to male/female ratios being in their favor. 

I don’t see anything wrong with meeting your spouse in college – most of my friends did. I do however, give side-eyes to obtaining MRS degrees ESPECIALLY if you are going to grad school to do so.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@FutureDrAtkins:  That makes perfect sense, though.  I did NOT marry the guy I dated for a while in college – thank god.  But I did marry a guy who has the same degree.  We met at work.

My parents were high school sweethearts and then went to college together and got married right after they graduated.  They are not on FB, but people like them would count, too. 

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Meh.  I know plenty of couples who met after graduation and they discovered they went to the same school. 

I dont really find this shocking.  

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

@FutureDrAtkins:  My SO and I are not on Facebook.  However, we did go to the same University…lol

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Not sure why OP finds this a bad thing? So you want a pat on the back for not marrying someone from your college? um, ok…good for you…

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

TBH I don’t look down on people who go to college to get their MRS degree. I mean, what better way to meet someone? Of course I find it strange that they would pay all that money if they don’t plan on using their degree but to each their own!

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have nothing to add here, except when I first read the title, I thought you meant that 1/3 of all facebook users who are married all went to the same college.  Then, I was like “That’s got to be a huge school!” and realized I was an idiot.  #babybrain

Post # 30
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@FutureDrAtkins:  Haha we had that saying in my department at school! Luckily I managed to find one of the not so odd ones!

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t feel like I met very high-quality guys when I was in college. Most of the guys were flakey, immature and drank too much. Then again, I was pretty flakey, immature and hard-drinking too! But yeah, I don’t know many people who married college sweethearts. Maybe it happens more if you go to a larger school with more options?

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