According to the Knot Yet Report, a recent study exploring marriage trends authored by BYU assistant professor Dr.
Brian Willoughby, the average age of first marriage in the United States has reached an all-time high (27 for women, 29 for men) and the overall rate of marriage has dropped to an all-time low.
Dating and marriage play a significant role in the social culture at BYU.
Bridal guides are stacked next to the campus newspaper in common areas, a “Preparation for Marriage” course is offered through the School of Family Life and on-campus housing is available for married student couples.
This past March, Princeton alumna Susan Patton wrote an open letter to the on-campus independent newspaper The Daily Princetonian, in which she advised Princeton students to search for their spouses while at university.
Most students in class live with the church their whole life so I can't expect a curve.
There’s one class for non-LDS at BYU called “Intro to LDS church”.
“I think figuring out how you’re going to make it work is part of the process and easier to do when you’re younger.
By the time you’re 28 or 30 you have a set plan and daily routine so it’s harder to throw someone else into the mix.