This mentality is common on BYU's campus, causing many stereotypes and countless jokes.
As a university, BYU is extremely supportive of marriage.
To many, BYU is viewed as a "meat market," a hotbed for Mormon dating and marriage.
Due to the many factors such as Latter-day Saint beliefs and University encouragement, "old-fashioned" courtship and marriage are very important aspects of BYU's social scene.
As a whole, students at BYU place a higher emphasis on marriage as a life goal than other college age Americans; however, across the board, college aged Americans place a considerably high emphasis on marriage as a life goal.
Furthermore, most students at BYU foresee marriage in their very near futures.
All undergraduate students, regardless of their religion, must take 14 semester hours of religious courses to graduate.
This phrase is used in reference to the school's perceived mission as an "ambassador" to the world for the LDS Church and thus, for Jesus Christ.
According to a study done by BYU professors, students at BYU feel marriage is a high priority.
More specifically, 95% of BYU students rank "marrying in the temple" as a "very important" goal, second only to "a close personal relationship with God".
Norval Glenn and Elizabeth Marquardt studied the "dating and mating" habits of typical college students in their study "Hooking Up, Hanging Out, and Hoping for Mr.
Right." Of 1000 college women surveyed, only half reported going on six or more dates in their four years of college.