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Susan Patton

Ring Before Degree?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 11.30.2016 | Style
Jill Jacinto

Are there any smart men out there left to marry? According to divorced Princetonian Susan Patton's book, Marry Him by Choice, Not Chance, they aren't. Her book explains that all the good smart men are found in college. She advises women to first focus on finding a good partner in marriage and then a career. What do you think? While a lot of her tips are archaic I do see some truth in her statements.

Princeton Mom Goes On CNN To Chat About Campus Rape

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.11.2014 | Women

Susan Patton, aka "Princeton Mom," has a question for rape victims who knew their attackers: "Why [did] you not just get up and leave?" During an i...

Princeton Mom Doesn't Want 'Sugar Babies' To Sully The Good Ivy League Name

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.28.2014 | College

When Susan Patton, better known as the "Princeton Mom," is not writing books or telling ladies how best to live their lives, she's apparently protecti...

Why Susan Patton's Advice to Get a "MRS Degree" Is As Wrong As Her Math

Christina Pesoli | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Telling young women that they should choose a husband while in college because you can't swing a backpack there without hitting a guy is like wanting babies to pick a car when they're infants simply because at no other time in their lives will so many people hand them car keys to play with.

Susan Patton's 'Marry Smart' -- An Idea Whose Time Has Passed

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

You have to complete yourself, is what I learned. And if you do, you may find that a husband isn't all that necessary. I regret not having one when the car gets cranky or the toilet backs up or something but otherwise... nah. I'm good.

Kristen Schaal Said WHAT To Kindergarteners?

Posted 03.28.2014 | Comedy

"Princeton Mom" Susan Patton says women need to find a man and get married during college -- but "The Daily Show" thinks that's much too late. On ...

Princeton Faculty Come Out In Force Against Susan Patton

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.26.2014 | College

Dear Susan Patton, Princeton University faculty are not on your side. More than 200 faculty signed on to a letter to the editor in the Daily Prince...

Hunting for a Husband: Does the Princeton Mother Know Best?

Jess Carbino | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Jess Carbino

By having more experiences with different partners, young women can make more informed choices about what they want from a romantic partner. Choosing a husband later may be especially beneficial because most young people have yet to fully form their own identities.

Why We Can All Relax and Ignore the Princeton Mom

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

It appears there is no quicker or easier way to get yourself showered with media attention than to say something mean and disempowering to women -- bonus points if the women are single.

Catherine Taibi

This Is The Strangest Interview On 'Morning Joe' Ever | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.12.2014 | Media

"Morning Joe" put together an interview Wednesday morning between Mika Brzezinski and "Princeton Mom" Susan Patton and I have to say it was perhaps ju...

Claire Fallon

The 10 Worst Pieces of Advice From Princeton Mom's Book | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women

Susan Patton, also known as “The Princeton Mom,” first caught the public eye in March 2013, when she published a letter to the editor in The Daily...

The Upside of Our Romantically-Stunted, 20-Something Lives

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Sophie Sakellariadis

Over the course of the last year, journalists and social commentators alike have taken to highlighting an allegedly alarming new trend: The rise of the romantically-stunted, career-driven and perpetually single 20-something-year-old-woman.

An Open Letter to Susan Patton, WSJ Opinion Columnist

Surviving College | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Surviving College

When I was a teenager, my mother sat me down and told me, "You have a choice: Your father and I will either pay for your college education, or for your wedding." I told her, "College, of course." How else was I going to meet a husband? Why else would you go to a private liberal arts college?

Why Advising Women to Marry Young Insults Men Even More Than Women

Cathy Reisenwitz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Cathy Reisenwitz

Maybe instead women should insist on a man who will settle for nothing less than a woman who will dazzle his friends, whose ego is inflated, not threatened, by having ensnared a challenging, exciting, intellectually curious woman.

Susan Patton: The Anti-Singlehood Crusader

Erin Gibson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Women
Erin Gibson

I love long titles! They give you the gist of the article without spoiling the confusing, condescending points to follow.

Dear Susan Patton, Single Women Don't Need Your 'Straight Talk'

Emma Gray | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Emma Gray

The most important thing you need to understand, Susan Patton, is that we single women choose not to define our ultimate worth by our relationship status. Yes, we are single. Yes, we are spending Valentine's Day without a romantic partner (probably not crying into our takeout sushi). We may or may not feel satisfied with those things. But we are also so, so much more.

An Academic Takedown Of 'Princeton Mom's' Many Misguided Arguments

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.20.2014 | Women

"Princeton Mom" Susan Patton burst onto the Internet last March when she wrote a letter to the Daily Princetonian urging women to "find a husband on c...

A Different Take on Sex in College

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

The closest you can come to "right" is to do exactly what makes you feel most empowered, while remembering there will always be an argument as to why your approach is wrong.

If This Is a Game, I Don't Get the Rules

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

Learn to care about somebody, learn that you can pursue goals while loving someone, learn to be vulnerable, learn how to recover from hurt, learn how to share your hopes and dreams, learn how to let someone love you, and learn how to love them in all their imperfect glory.

What Parents Should Stop Telling Their Children

Tira Harpaz | Posted 06.25.2013 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

I don't think we are doing ourselves or our children a particular service by claiming they are all amazing.

Susan Patton Is Back

Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.22.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

Though of course we're all free to disregard her advice, her viewpoint is divisive and -- to the many students, graduates, and other women her message has reached -- infuriating.

Age-old Social Climbing Is New Again at Princeton

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

Princeton had a minor dust-up this week when a middle-aged alumna named Susan Patton wrote a letter to the school newspaper advising female students t...

Susan Patton and the Divorce Class War

Amira Young | Posted 06.09.2013 | Divorce
Amira Young

Susan Patton set up a class war with her piece: Princeton graduates vs. the rest of the world. In truth, the class war in divorce and marriage isn't in the university you attend. It's in the company you keep and where you want to go in your life.

A Letter to College Women: On (Not) Finding Your Husband

Cristina Lara | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Cristina Lara

Where are the op-eds encouraging men to find their wives in college? Or the op-eds advising men to "be nicer," because the last thing they want is to graduate at 22 sans girlfriend? Those articles, my female friends, don't exist. The very idea of those articles sounds laughable.

Will Princeton Replace and eHarmony?

Gina Barreca | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Gina Barreca

It's not a dating jungle out there, Mrs. Susan Patton. It's a university.