If you wait until you graduate college to start looking... you are in for a world of hurt and disappointment because nearly all the “good” ones will have been snatched up and you will be left with nothing but the left overs and cast off’s of others (think players, divorcee's, and people who have already had kids with someone else). Plus the only place you can usually meet people after college is bars.. which is the LAST place you want to meet a potential spouse.
Think back on when you were young and you were picking teams for playing a sport...
Now picture someone having the “bright” idea of waiting till everyone else had picked their team before taking their turn at picking... and you will see the folly of waiting to long.
Now I am not advocating that anyone run out and get married to the first nice girl they meet at 16 either, but to purposely choose to wait past college to even start looking for a mate is pure folly. It become extremely difficult to meet people after you finish school besides bars and work, and bars are a terrible place to meet a potential spouse, and dating at work has it’s own challenges and potential pitfalls.
One of the two pieces of advice I give to young men. The other is:
No matter how hot she looks to you, no matter how much you think you want her, there's a guy somewhere who's tired of putting up with her crap.
HAH! I got you there. 20+ years, 4 kids, every day it gets even better.
Granted it was an Irish bar on St. Patrick's Day .... but that's another story.