say what you will: blame the "utah culture" that forces people to feel like they need to marry someone if they consented to dating you for four solid months and they're at least a half-decent kisser. blame the over-eager college students who refuse to graduate without finding their eternal companion. blame the church leaders, who constantly remind everyone that once you leave utah -- there won't be mormons everywhere anymore (!!!!! shocker, i know) so you've got to tie one down before you hit the road.
they say it's better to have loved and lost then to have never loved at all, right? i don't know. the jury's still out on that one. but either way... wow. so much heartbreak in such a small city.