Soulmates? Christian universities are great places to meet a spouse, study finds
Did you meet your husband or wife at a Christian university?
If so, you’re not alone.
Religion News Service reports:
According to an analysis by Facebook, of the top 25 colleges where men are most likely to meet their spouse, all are private Christian institutions. For women, more than half (64 percent) of the top 25 colleges where they’re likely to find a husband are religious schools.
The 12 schools that appear on both lists: They’re all Christian colleges.
Among those 12 schools are three associated with Churches of Christ: Harding University in Searcy, Ark.; Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.; and Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City. Abilene Christian University in Texas made the list of colleges where men are most likely to meet their spouse.
For several Freed-Hardeman alumni, the study results are not surprising. Chris Kidwell, a recent graduate and newlywed, said, “I suppose I’m proof of the veracity of this article. This is the least surprising thing I have read today.”
Kristi Montague, who is an FHU graduate and employee, agreed with Kidwell’s lack of surprise.
“I would believe it,” she said. “The summer I married Brad (right after we both graduated from FHU), we attended or were in no less than eight weddings that summer — all FHU couples. We actually had 11 weddings we were invited to that summer, but the other three were the same weekend as weddings we attended.”
My wife found me @okchristian. Please don’t hold that against a fine Christian university.
— Bobby Ross Jr. (@bobbyross) October 7, 2013
Reader feedback: Where’d you meet your future husband or wife? Did a Christian university play a role in your romance and, if so, how?