I remember sitting in the student center my freshman year with a group of friends, discussing our dating prospects.
I could have let Princeton define me, my relationship, my entire life, but instead, I incorporated Princeton as only a chapter in my story.
It took time and distance from Old Nassau to come to the conclusion that I am more than my Princeton pedigree, and I'm a better, more well-rounded person for that revelation.
Having also been told that our "stock" would never be higher after freshman year (someone said something about being "fresh meat," which was disturbing in and of itself), we lamented our lack of dating options.
We had come up with a rough estimate of how many men were available as potential husbands in our class year in a very crude "flowchart" — and it showed how dismal our prospects were as minority women.
Patton's letter to the Daily Princetonian published on March 29, "Advice for the young women of Princeton: the daughters I never had," I wasn't particularly surprised by what she had to say.
The idea of acquiring an MRS degree while at school isn't exactly a new one; my mother had given similar, albeit more tactful, advice when I was in college.This chart, now long-lost, accounted for the already taken men and the fact that we never saw our male engineering friends unless they took a break from studying (ditto for the student-athletes).We also accounted for the young men we knew weren't interested in monogamy or, y'know, consent (statistic alert: 1 in 4 college girls will be sexually assaulted — more than likely by someone they know!My friends and I called disclosing our alma mater "dropping the P-bomb," and I used it as a litmus test.If I got any sort of resistance (my favorite response was "I wish I could date a girl like you" — uh, I thought that was what we were trying to do here, bro!It can be challenging for Princeton singles looking for a more meaningful relationships that last. We use a scientific matching system that leverages 29 DIMENSIONS® based on features of compatibility found in thousands of successful relationships – Princeton dating has never been more real.