marrying college sweetheart

 Marriage is a big deal.

People get married under all varieties of circumstances, at any age, and during any point in life.

While the success and failure of any marriage is ultimately up to the two parties involved, there is something to be said for finding love early and trying to make it work.

If you have been considering (or are already planning) to marry your college sweetheart, there are specific characteristics about this kind of union that make it very unique and special.


You Share A Strong Mutual Bond

college friends and romance
College is a great place to make friends
As well as, potentially, great romance

College is a unique experience.

It’s one of those times in life that most people look back on with fond memories. Many attend their first major party.

Some realize what they want to do with their lives.

Some meet friends and associates that will remain in their circle for life.

Meeting the love of your life in college makes the experience even more special.

And, not only will you have that love for life, you will always be able to look back on the shared common experience of attending your alma mater together. There will always be friends and groups that you have in common, and this bond will last for life.


You Know Each Other’s Purest Dreams

When you’re young and in college, the world is wide open to fill with your dreams.

You use that time to discover yourself – what you love, what inspires you, the types of things you want to contribute to the world.

As the reality of life and the professional world sets in after graduation and into the next phase of life, it can be difficult to hold on to these personal truths.

That’s why having a partner who knew you “way back when” and can help remind you of the person you have always wanted to be is so special.

Marrying you college sweetheart does not mean that you will not have room to grow beyond the college phase.

In fact, quite the opposite is possible.

This person could serve as a support to you when times get hard or when goals become hazy. Being able to connect with your truest passions and inspirations, before the demands of post-college life took hold, is one of the best ways to ensure that you never get sidetracked from your own dreams.


You Have Time To Plan Ahead

marrying too young at school
It can be argued you’re old enough to marry when young too
Do you think college sweethearts know it’s ‘time’

People get married at all ages, and there is never really a bad time to find a soul mate or unite your lives together.

However, it can be argued that the earlier you start, the better. And on that note, I’d also suggest combined life insurance such as available from the Suncorp website is a vital part of any couples security too – that’s what I did and never looked back.

While marrying at a very young age, such as high school or during college, is probably a bit too young (although it has definitely worked for many people), having the chance to begin planning a life with someone during the final part of college and directly thereafter has its benefits.

Couples who are able to start unifying their goals toward a common purpose from a younger age have that much more time to accomplish them, compared to people who wed later in life.

The opportunity to think about having a family and living in different locations is completely wide open for planning and dreaming, and the ability to start early can allow for more freedom and less restrictions on a union.


Over To You

Now that we’ve reached the bottom, here’s what you can do next:

  • Have you had a school romance that you remember?
  • Do you think it’s good to think of romance when at school/college?
  • Would you suggest your own kids persue romance (or against it) at college?

And thanks for reading too – I’ll see you in the comments.

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Barbara is a freelance writer and full time blogger. She enjoys sharing her knowledge on accredited online college classes and online education with her blogging community.

Barbara Jolie – who has written posts on GeekandJock.

4 thoughts on “Marrying Your College Sweetheart: 3 Reasons It Will Last”
  1. Interesting post. For me, while it is okay to have some romance when at school/college, it still depends on the individuals. What if they don’t take their studies seriously and just fool around, thinking that love is what they all need? (I know a couple who did exactly that and look what they have become right now. They’re struggling in life as well as their children.)

    On the other hand, another couple I know (my classmates to be exact) had been in love since high school but had to part ways during college. They made a promise to each other that while in college, they will not have any love relationships. After graduating, they got together again and married.

    Until now, they’re still together and leading a happy life with their children. It really depends on the individuals. :)

  2. Hi Barbara,
    I believe marrying college sweetheart is one of the most enticing ways to think about life and the marriage in particular. In my opinion, friendship is the pillar of the monument of relationships. When two persons are good friends and then become sweethearts, they have a deep understanding of every dream of their partner and shares a strong bond. Such cute and pure bonds are made during college days, as that time everybody is in just learning phase and hence no scope for manipulation and all. The post was very engaging. Thanks for sharing this lovely post.

    1. I so love that you’ve shared your opinion on this, Aayna.
      On the flip side of things and only my own personal experience, my first wife and I were childhood sweethearts. Did you see the inference there that we ended up in divorce? :)

      I know quite a few childhood sweethearts that remain together. There’s still that other pillar that needs to continue and that’s one around sharing and participating, with each other.

      Like all relationships, there’s always the shadow of failing to take an active interest in each other that can drive the fatal wedge, forcing the parting of ways.

      Thank you so much for your opinion though. Love it and keep them coming.

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