I'm not judging anyone with less education. I just prefer someone with an education, simply because I'm working towards that. I feel we would have more in common and talk about. Some people get mad when I tell them that's my preference but school was a big part of my life growing up and it would be nice to have someone that shares that same view.
Most Helpful Guy
Yes and no.
No because who you date is your choice. Let's be honest we all judge people by things before we get to know them. I don't normally find people who drink all the time a good match because I don't enjoy going out drinking every week.
Yes because you're assuming that's how love works. If people could explain feelings the earth would be a much simpler place. You're pre-judging those "less educated" then yourself and that's foolish. Paper qualifications don't make you smart.
I'm going to use myself as an example. For the last four years I've worked completely shit jobs. Everything from cleaning oil tanks out on ships to shop work. It's been varied. Nothing that requires an education. My choice at 18 was not to get into £45k+ debt right out of school as they had just tripled the fees in the UK.
I found myself feeling stuck so I looked back at my A levels, counted my UCAS points up (we use those in the UK to get onto university courses) and applied for a software development with the final year in robotic engineering. Got accepted. I also had an offer of a wielding apprenticeship (they get paid £35+ an hour where I live) so had a choice of either. One might seem like a better education but I'm still me. That doesn't change at all.
I couldn't date someone I couldn't have a conversation with but saying it's because he's less educated isn't looking at the bigger picture. Not every that doesn't have a qualification on paper is stupid. We all fall short somewhere. Mine is my English skills. My writing has always been terrible because of dyslexia. To be judged by that would be a little annoying although to be honest I wouldn't date anyone who judged me for that either. How could I?
Less education doesn't mean anything. It doesn't mean you couldn't get along with him. Although some people are painfully dumb. That's a fact of life just like some a painfully arrogant or any other number of character traits nobody want to put up with.0
Most Helpful Girl
I think you're seriously limiting yourself in some respects, if I may.
There's a difference between having things in common, the ability to have an intellectual conversation and then valuing somebody's educational status. Educational status really could be regarded as a superficial thing to value in many respects, because it doesn't necessarily speak for how intelligent a person is. Of course, this is a matter of perception and I won't claim to feel either which way, but I digress.
If somebody is everything you want, and they are on par with you intellectually, I see no reason to take what schooling they've had into factor. But, I also believe people are allowed to have whatever standards they want, so I don't think you're wrong or a bad person for having the standards and preferences that you do, it's just as I said: you could be limiting yourself.0