I meet young people every day who chose to get married before graduating from college. The question is: Should you do this or should you wait?
Let’s go through some pros and cons.
The pros include being married to your soul mate (please note that no one has ever told me that she is marrying someone who isn’t her soulmate).
Being able to have a socially-acceptable intimate relationship.
Knowing that you don’t have to scramble for a date.
Having the peace of mind that says someone loves you enough to commit his or her life to you (though I did attend a wedding where the groom promised to stay married as long as he loved his bride. She promised the same thing. They are having problems only a few years in. No surprise there).
Companionship, friendship, and deep love can be fully expressed.
The cons include removing yourself from the dating scene before you are fully grown up.
Having to consider his or her wants and needs before you do your homework, which takes your focus off of your studies.
Having to be a cook, maid, and laundry person for someone besides yourself.
Facing the possibility of pregnancy at finals time.
Being confronted with a spouse who finds you “boring” because you are studying “all the time” and dropping out of college before you complete your degree.
So, what are you to do? If you were asking me, I would wait for the “I do’s” until after college. Take it from me. I dropped out of college four times before I finally decided to “get it done.” It took me 30 years to get back to school. Don’t wait that long. It’s better to wait now, than to not wait and have to wait.