Would you date someone without a college degree?

Just wondering.My cousin turned down this chick Because she never went to college(she had to find a job right after high school).

I think it was shallow,but I wanna hear your opinions.


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Most Helpful Guy

  • It wouldn't be a deal-breaker.

    The problem with degrees is that they've been devalued at the same time as they've been inflated, if that makes sense. Any f***ing idiot can go to college these days (personally I think it's ridiculous that someone of below-average intelligence should go to college). At the same time, the costs have increased hugely, and even pretty sh*tty jobs these days demand college degrees. Employers can do that because the cost of creating a job has increased, which has led to more unemployment.

    I don't know really. I think that I would have a better opinion of someone who didn't go to college than of someone who went to a sh*tty college.

    Because of my own hard work, I actually managed to go to an excellent college, but I admit I would not have gone except that I pretty much had to in order to get a good job.

    I don't think it's shallow to reject someone because of a lack of college 'education'. But it's not very well thought out. If money's the reason behind it, you would surely have to make exceptions. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are far richer than almost every college graduate could ever hope to be, despite the fact that they never graduated. Hollywood actors are far richer than almost any college graduate could ever hope to be, despite the fact that many of them never went to college. If knowledge/intelligence is the issue, why not simply get to know that person to find out how intelligent he or she is? A college degree is no guarantee. It's not even a very good indicator. I often annoy my fellow graduate-friends by knowing more about their majors than they do. Even if I'd never been to college, I would probably be in that position.

    I think essentially people, especially women, are desperate for security. They're so desperate for security that they'll even settle for the illusion of security. "Oh, this guy has letters after his name? He must be prestigious and financially secure!" That's just not the way the world works. America is full of people with worthless degrees. I wouldn't be surprised if higher education is a bubble that eventually bursts.

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What Guys Said 11

  • Sure, but she still needs to be ambitious and have realistic goals. I prefer a more career oriented girl to be perfectly honest.Most of the women in my family have degrees so I'm exposed to it, but like I said if she working towards something to sustain for the rest of her life she doesn't need a degree

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  • Yes I would date someone without a college degree.

    College is very expensive and not everyone can afford it. Some people are also just not able to academically handle college. Even more, some must go into the workforce or military after college. Even though I plan on getting a college degree myself, it is wrong to force someone to live like I do.

    The only education criteria I would not date a girl on is if she was a high-school drop out. High school is not that hard to pass and dropping out shows laziness. Now, if she had a good reason for dropping out like taking care of family or something, I might accept it.

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  • Very shallow to judge someone like that, I hope your cousin ends up a very lonely man,x

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  • I have a Bachelor's degree, and I wouldn't have a problem dating someone without a college degree. :)

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  • Yes I would. Why did you send me a friend request out of curiosity? Did you like one of my answers or something?

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  • Yep. College/university is nothing compared to what it used to be, anyways.

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  • I would

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  • It was shallow if that is the only reason. I can completely understand not wanting to be with someone that wasn't intelligent or had no goals but there are plenty of people working better jobs than their peers without a degree. I'm one of them. Most of the people I know that have or are going to college still live with their parents. You can still learn every day without going to college it just takes motivation. I taught myself Spanish and I plan on learning Russian next year.

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  • I find it hard to believe a guy would do that to a girl, but it's more understandable when a girl does that to a guy

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  • I don't think I'd turn her down but if she has no plans for college it suggests a lack of ambition to me which makes her seem like a loser.

    So if she has no college plans, it's a bit of a turn off.

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  • I'm not sure what I would do. I would hope she is planning to go to college because she will never get a good job without a college degree

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What Girls Said 9

  • I would absolutely date someone without a degree, seeing as I myself don't have one, and probably never will.

    It's a little shallow to turn down someone without a degree if you have one. It's not like she can't still take care of herself, and get a halfway decent job. No one in my family (including extended family) has gone to college or gotten any sort of degrees, and honestly for the most part, we all live fairly comfortable lives. You don't NEED a degree. To me, it seems stupid for me (I'm speaking of me specifically, not of anyone else's decision to go to school) to go to college for a variety of reasons. It's just not a good option for everyone. But I digress.

    On one hand, I can see where he's coming from. But on the other, it does make him sound like a snob.

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  • yes, if he's intelligent. There are a lot of stuff you can learn outside of college. So someone without a degree doesn't mean they're dumb.

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    • Du bist keine Chinesin, Koreanerin oder Japanerin, stimmts?

    • haha... sagen wir mal so... auch wenn ich aus diesen L?ndern herkam, lebe schon lang genug in DE und hatte schon viele Kontakten mit Menschen aus versch. L?ndern, dass der formale Bildungsweg mir nicht mehr so wichtig ist ;)

  • Yes, if he found a way to make a decent living without going to college. However, when I get older and more established in my career, I might not always feel this way simply because I might outearn most guys without degrees.

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  • That college degree is so over rated it's of no use if you can't find a job in your field of study. For instance I have a friend who spent 4 years at University of Waterloo & is now working in a warehouse along side people with only a high school education.

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  • He's entitled to his standards, even if they are shallow to some of us.

    But to answer your question, yes, I would and have dated guys without a college degree.

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  • No I wouldn't turn them down as I don't have one either and I probrably never will have one.

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  • Is he doing a business transaction? :(

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  • I would prefer a guy with a degree. I have a degree. He needs a degree.

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  • As long as the person is somewhat intelligent and ambitious, it's not a deal breaker for me. I've always said that I would date a guy who wanted to be a trashman, as long as that's what he wanted to do. I would not date someone if they were like.."I want to be a doctor, but medical school is too hard, so...I'm just going to work at McDonalds." I would not like that. xD

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