Every little girl dreams of the perfect wedding day with a beautiful dress, walking down the isle to the man of their dreams. Little do they know, the struggles and stereotypes along the way to finding their dream guy.
Kathleen interviewed a college student named Joseph. She asked him, “Do you think that guys or girls are looking for someone they’re going to end up marrying while they’re in school? He replied saying that he doesn’t think that people think about that until they’re older now and that he knows someone who has been in a relationship for two years and the thought of marriage even scares him (Bogle 53).
My question is: Why do couples in college spend two years with one another if they cannot see themselves spending the rest of their lives together? It makes sense, right? Also, why does the thought of love and commitment cause boys to choke up?
Kathleen Bogle discusses how girls are much more determined to find “the one” than boys are, especially in the college scene. It was commonly found that most girls and boys had different predictions as to when they wouldlike to get married. Men had plans of waiting longer, and women wanted to be married by their mid twenties. Twenty-five, if I’m being specific. Therefore, by the time that senior year of college hits the pressure rises. I think women are more commonly known to think about their wedding day because it is supposed to be one of the best days of their life. I know girls who already have a wedding board on Pinterest. Not because they’re crazy in love but because it seems like such a beautiful and exciting event.
According to boys, when girls say they like them they think marriage.
Meghan Trainor recently released a song called, “Dear Future Husband”
A few verses saying:
After every fight
And maybe then I’ll let you rock my body right
Even if I was wrong
You know I’m never wrong
Why, why disagree?
I’ll be sleeping on the left side of the bed
Open doors for me and you might get some kisses
Don’t have a dirty mind
Just be a classy guy
Buy me a ring
Buy-buy me a ring, babe
You gotta know how to treat me like a lady
Even when I’m acting crazy
Tell me everything’s alright
Perhaps this is why guys get scared whenever girls tell them that they like them. They may think that girls become controlling and demanding and they don’t want to be “tied down” at such an early age. Did the reactions from the boys of Kathleen Bogle’s interviews surprise you? Why do you think the thought of marriage freaks guys out? Do you think that this song is a bit excessive? Do you think that media scares guys by displaying false interpretations as to what marriage will be like? Are all guys scared of commitment?