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Straight talk for my college-bound daughters

 <span class="cutline_leadin">‘Princeton Mom’:</span> Susan Patton.
‘Princeton Mom’: Susan Patton.

If I had married the guy I fell in love with in college, my kids wouldn't exist, and I'd probably be on my third marriage.

So I was amused at the Valentine’s Day “Straight Talk” from Susan Patton in the Wall Street Journal last week, urging young women to wisely spend their time in college hunting for husbands.

“Despite all of the focus on professional advancement, for most of you the cornerstone of your future happiness will be the man you marry,” wrote Patton, who told ambitious 20-somethings to stop ordering sushi and swooning over Downton Abbey and start finding a suitor while surrounded by a campus full of smart, interesting men.

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