LONDON, Feb. 02, 2011— -- There's a saying in Britain that you go to the University of St. Andrews to find a husband. Oh, yes, and to get a degree.
The engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton has helped St. Andrews, where they met as students, keep its spot as "Britain's top match-making university."
It's said that as many as one in 10 students marry a fellow student from Scotland's oldest university.
"A match made in St. Andrews," marvelled Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, another graduate of the university, when the royal union was announced.
But for the remaining 90 percent who don't find a ring at St. Andrews (and for the rest of us), there are always William's exes.
Rose Farquhar, an aspiring actress, heads up the list of the prince's eligible exes. Then there's 28-year-old party events manager Jecca Craig.
The next ex on the list isn't short of names: She's Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe and is also a budding thespian.
Up last, Olivia Hunt. The aspiring writer dated William at university. Any other St. Andrews alumni out there?
Now for the eligible bachelors.
First up, little brother Prince Harry. Third in line to the throne, and with an on-off relationship with the Zimbabwe-born heiress Chelsy Davy.
Then there's Sam Branson, son of industrialist Richard Branson, the 212th richest person in the world, according to Forbes' 2010 list of billionaires.
Sam Branson has recently split up with one of the eligible young ladies, Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, after four years together.
Lastly, a youngster. Brandon Green, the 18-year-old son of retail tycoon Sir Phillip Green. The family live in Monaco but Sir Philip claims the title of richest man in British retail.
So, if you can't get a place at St. Andrews, fear not. William and Middleton may be heading for the aisle but there are plenty who are still to take the leap.