I’m an 18 year old first year nursing student at a Christian university, and I’m starting to think about relationships and when the proper time to look for one is. I grew up thinking that I should wait until I’m graduated to find a good man, then wait a few years to become an independent woman, etc. but now I’m starting to think that I could be throwing away the possibilities of good relationships by doing this and wasting the time I have to raise a family.
Should I wait until I’m graduated to find a good man, or simply until I meet a man worth investing time in a relationship with, even if I’m an undergrad? And if so, what might the hallmarks of a potential spouse be? I’ve never been in a relationship or looked for one before, so I have no experience in this area.
By the way, I’ve already thought about the religious life for many years, and I do not think that I am called to it (though perhaps this will change as I get older; who knows?)