LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
As I was reading “Retro Romance Revival” [ELLE Relationship, April 2014], my initial surprise at the dated advice grew into shock and then disbelief. When the end came and the writer still hadn’t said “April Fool’s,” I was just insulted. The entire article is based on the absurd assumption that the ultimate goal of a modern-day woman is marriage. It repeatedly pushes the archaic idea that marriage is the allfulfilling solution to my life’s insecurities. If the institution of marriage is something I don’t want or haven’t yet considered at this stage of my life (university, as it happens—apparently I should “find a husband on campus before [I] graduate”... oops), then I must be living a substandard quality of life.