College graduates: would you date someone who is not college educated?

Would you date someone who isn't really at your level, or is it not necessarily important to you?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • I'm still in college, and my boyfriend was not college educated, and I prodded and convinced him to sign up for college. Even so, as a graduate I would typically not consider somebody with a high school background to date, because our life experiences would be so different, and I like to talk about intellectual things that basically only someone with a college background could follow and contribute to. College makes you a more intriguing person, a harder worker, a more critical thinker, and a more knowledgeable person: qualities that take time and money to accumulate.

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What Girls Said 4

  • Well I am not a college graduate yet (still working on it) but I'm thinking my answer to your question is probably no. I have found that I just don't have the same interests as people who didn't go to college. I also like to have intelligent conversations and, although I am definitely not saying that people who don't go to college are not intelligent, I have found that people who haven't graduated from college have a harder time carrying on an intelligent conversation. So anyways, I think except for a few people, I probably wouldn't date a guy who didn't graduate from college.

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  • I'm in college and just got accepted to a highly competitive nursing program. The guy I'm dating is 8 years older and not college educated. . .because I have a son and want more kids eventually, if things go far enough, I'd try to encourage him to go back to school.

    It's definitely not a deal breaker for me. . .for my parents it is, but not for me. I figure if he sees me making more money than him (this is if we became serious), then maybe it'd motivate him to do something better. . .

    The guy I'm dating is a great guy. . .His education doesn't matter at this point, because I am interested in who he is, not what he's done.

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  • I'm still in college but I know I will graduate. I would date someone who wasn't college educated but they would still have to be intelligent.

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  • I haven't graduated (but will be graduating at the end of the year) and I wouldn't rule out dating someone who doesn't have a college education...but I would prefer to date a college graduate because we'd have more things in common. And I know it's the 21st century but it's sort of still ingrained in me to feel that since the guy is stereotypically the breadwinner and the one who takes care of important things, he should be more highly educated than me or at least be on the same level.

    But like I said, I wouldn't rule it out...if I met someone I liked a lot and he just happened to not be someone with a college education, I could live with it, as long as he's responsible and can hold a job...my main priority is that he'd have to be someone responsible.

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What Guys Said 2

  • I need a woman who's at my intellectual level for sure, no question. I'm a writer who's majored in English and related subjects for years, so I have a large vocabulary. As an example, in my first serious relationship during my senior year of college, I was talking with my girlfriend (who also attended the same school) at the time about what the two of us were going to cook for dinner. She made a suggestion, and I replied enthusiastically, "I wouldn't mind partaking of that at all."

    She looked at me with a straight face and asked what the word "partake" meant - I was totally awestruck. So yeah, I also need someone who's smarter than the average bear, so to speak.

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  • I am a college grad. I dated a girl last year that didn't go to college and was more successful than myself and all but one person I know that went to college. But I could really care less how much money a girl makes. I find that girls I know that didn't go to college are often times sweeter and more down to earth than girls that went to college. Its not going to improve our relationship if she can explain to me the effects of the economic stimulus plan. So to answer your question I've dated both and it doesn't have any relevance as to whether I like a girl or not.

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