I just received a phone call from a current married student who was wondering if his wife could spend the next school year living in the dorms. Come to find out they're both 20 years old and she really wants to have the "dorm life experience" so she is willing to spend 9 months living apart from her husband in order to do so.
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!
My head literally hurts from the stupidity and lack of judgement. If you want to have the dorm life experience, then for goodness sakes wait a few years to get married! For the love of all that is good and right, research shows that waiting three years to have sex has resulted in zero deaths.
Seriously. I explained to this gentleman that if his wife were to live in the dorms (which, thankfully, is not allowed) she would have to adhere to a strict curfew, restricted overnight passes, and extremely limited open house hours. Sounds like a recipe for a great marriage to me.
Geez o Pete.
It makes me wonder what role (if any) their parents play. If I wanted to get married at 20 (not that it would have ever happened considering I was a blundering idiot back then), my parents would first laugh at my ridiculous request and then give a resounding no. They're not harsh or unloving or unsupportive -- quite the contrary. They encouraged us to become responsible, mature(ish), and functioning individuals before committing to a spouse. A 20 year old is neither responsible nor mature and I would question their ability to function as a productive member of society.
Needless to say I feel pretty strongly about this subject. That is why I have created my own blog so I can stand on my soapbox and shout at all the morons in the world. The end.