20 signs BYU students are desperate to get married


In honor of National Proposal Day on Thursday, March 20, and  because ring-by-spring fever is real, here is a list of signs that BYU students are desperate to get married.


1. You’ve made and distributed more than a few batches of cookies to different boy apartments.

Sleeping Beauty- Fold in gently

Stores are low on butter and flour because of the amount of cookies you are making.


2. You’ve set up a savings account to purchase a diamond (or brought a diamond home from your mission).

Bride Wars- just marry me

Scout’s motto: “Always be prepared.”


3. You have your friends set you up on blind dates all the time.

Sebastian- I hope you appreciate what I go through


4. You get excited each fall because a new crop of prospects will move into your complex.

7 brides- one woman to next

If that doesn’t work out, you make plans to move.


5. You’ve anonymously posted multiple times to the BYU Crushes page.

BYU Crushes

There’s bound to be at least one marriage out of this page.


6. Your friends gave you a “Grow a Boyfriend” gift for your birthday.

(Photo courtesy neatoshop.com)

(Photo courtesy neatoshop.com)


7. You’ve considered pulling a Stuart Edge by proposing to strangers.


8. You study on the fifth floor in the library.

Harry Potter - library

That is the, “I’m looking for an eternal companion floor,” right?


9. You enroll in Marriage Prep and Ballroom Dance.

Frozen- Duke dancing


10. You’ve used all your best pick-up lines.

Fresh Prince- pick-up line


11. You have multiple weddings planned on Pinterest.

Sherlock - wedding

If he’ll want a traditional wedding, you’re ready. Western theme — no problem.


12. You go around to girl apartments pretending you’re their new home teachers.

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13. You’ve marked up your entire ward directory.

Grinch- hate everyone

There is no problem in eliminating the already engaged ones.


14. You’ve significantly lowered the number of “must-have” qualities for your future spouse.

Toy Story 3 - Bewitching good looks

The list might have started with a solid 25 personality traits, but has now dropped to a solid 10…make that eight.


15. You study in buildings that you hope your future spouse is in.

Tanner Building

Want a businessman? Then hang out in the Tanner Building. A elementary education major? The McKay Building is where you need to be.


16. You have DTRs with friends, acquaintances, people you barely know…

He's just not that into you- stop being nice


17. You’ve created a lengthy list of potential future children names.

How to lose a guy by 10 days - our kids


18. You’ve read the BYU Dating Guide from cover to cover.



19. You keep a copy of Utah Valley Bride on the coffee table.

Utah Valley Bride 2014

There’s nothing like a subtle hint for the menfolk.


20. You have this song as your ringtone.

Or not so subtle.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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