Mom Knows Best: One Mother's Advice for Snagging Collegiate Husband

Open letter from Princeton mom tells female students to "find a husband" on campus.
1:45 | 03/31/13

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Now to that controversial letter written by a mother who went to princeton, that letter aimed at young women on campus, telling them where to find the perfect husband. Abc's linzie janis has been on this story. Tonight, she has reaction already pouring in from so many of you. Reporter: It's the letter making waves not just on princeton's campus, but across the country, because it's filled th advice like this. Here's what nobody's telling you. Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Susan patton, the letter of the open letter to the school's newspaper, was one of the first women to graduate from the school. It wutz justas just end tended to suggest to the young women, keep an open mind. Look around you. These are the best, best guys. Reporter: As patton puts it, ultimately, it will frustrate you to be with a man who just isn't as smart as you. Princeton women told us she has a point, but they're not choosing husbands yet. I don't think her entire point is con pleatly wrong. Girls want to date girls that are as smart as them. But we are all way to young to be getting married now. Reporter: The letter is stirring up intense debate online and on the street. One woman wr saying, I'm a 41-year-old single woman and I would advise any freshman in college the same. But althounother writes, finding the husband is not the point of going to college. As for the moms we spoke with? It does hark back to an earlier time, when women were expected to be going to college to get their mrs degrees. I would have said the same thing. In fact, I did say the same thing. Of course, nobody listened to me. Reporter: Well, susan patton doesn't follow her own advise and marry a princeton grad. She's recently divorced. All right, lynn see. You and I are on twitter. We hope you'll weigh in on this

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