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Basic Trope: A young woman goes to college, primarily to find a husband.
Straight: Alice goes to college, and spends more time primping and scoping out the eligible bachelors on campus than studying. Eventually, she enters into a relationship with Bob, and marries him shortly after graduation.
Exaggerated: Alice starts dating Bob a couple of weeks into the semester, and drops out in order to plan her dream wedding to him, even though they haven't even discussed marriage yet.
Downplayed: Alice goes to college with the primary goal of getting an education, but intends to find a boyfriend who she could see herself marrying while she's at it.
Justified: Alice is living in a time or place when education for women was new, and primarily was to make them good wives and mothers, and when people tended to marry young.
Inverted: Alice is in a long-term relationship with Bob, and dumps him in favor of going Back to School in order to build a better career for herself.
Gender Inverted: Bob goes to college with the primary purpose of picking up women, and marries Alice right after graduation.
Alice is more focused on a tough career and on making friends in general.
Alice is dating Bob, but then finds that her grades are plummeting, and she breaks up with him.
Alice's relationship with Bob isn't the be-all-and-end-all of her college career.
Alice meets Bob, enters into a relationship with him, and Bob encourages her to pick a different major. (One with fewer job prospects, and one that's considered "ladylike.")
Later, they get back together, and once again her grades take a nosedive as she puts more energy and time into her relationship than studying.
Zig Zagged: Of the four young women who become college roommates in the first chapter, Alice is looking for a Mrs. Degree and marries Bob at graduation, Betty wants a career and shuns romance, Carol wants a career but gets pregnant and marries her boyfriend and Dawn wants a Mrs. Degree, but never meets the right guy and winds up with a valid doctorate.
Implied: Alice and Bob got married right after college, and she became a Housewife straight away.
Deconstructed: Alice's true potential is being held back as she focuses on "getting a man".
Reconstructed: Alice strikes a healthy balance between a relationship with Bob, keeping her grades up, and forming friendships. She chooses a major that she likes and is good at, and one that will hopefully provide her with lots of career options. Her family, her friends, and Bob are supportive of her and her choices.
Played For Laughs: Alice and Bob have their wedding on the day of their graduation, and wear their wedding outfits under their graduation gowns, then get married in their dorm room with their mortarboards still on. Then they pack up and leave campus in a car with "JUST MARRIED & GRADUATED" painted on the rear window.