Lets say you have a Bachelors and she has a Masters, for example.
My brother is 23 and has a Bachelors degree, and he is really interested in a woman who has a Masters (I'm not sure what field, though). I know she's interested in him as well, but he's hesitant to pursue anything with her because he feels like he is not smart enough for her, especially since she's now a PhD candidate. She is the same age, 23. I told him to stop worrying about all of that that and to just go out with her and have fun.
Is it common for a guy to feel that way? Have you been in this position?
- I'm a girl / See results.Vote A
- I don't care about her education level at all.Vote B
- Nope, I avoid girls who are more educated than me.Vote C
- Yes, I would still go out with her.Vote D
My oldest brother is a mechanic and he married a lawyer, so I guess it can work out :)
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Hell yeah. I like women that have brains and a good work ethic, and a higher degree is a good indicator. Personally, I'm a bit more of a hedonist, so while I try to learn all the time I haven't dedicated the resources to continuing my education beyond my Bachelors. I've thought about it, but it's never made sense to quit work and buy another degree in my field so I haven't. I'm not against it. It just hasn't seemed like the thing to do.
I think a lot of folks see education levels as an indicator of smarts. While it does take some smarts to rack up an impressive education, the absence of one does nothing to indicate an absence of smarts.
Because of that, There's no reason for a person with a life based education to feel intimidated by someone with a formal education. I mean it's not like we stop learning when we leave school.1