Just asking because I'm 35 and although I have been to college and have got some qualifications I don't have an actual degree. I started working when I left school and have never been to university.
At work, and in other areas of my life, I am surrounded by people who have degrees and PhDs. And, I worry that I'm beneath them. I also worry that a guy who is university-educated would not want to date me, because I've not attained a specific level of education.
Is this crazy? Does it matter? I'm looking for someone I can converse with on a wide range of subjects, someone I'm attracted to for their brain and sense of humor as well as their physical features. I'm well travelled, have experienced quite a lot of interesting things, I enjoy reading various fiction and non-fiction books, volunteer in my spare time and am funny and reasonably intelligent (although - I'll put my hands up - I'm terrible at mathematics. Don't even go there!). But I worry that me not going to university would count against me where it matters. It seems (from looking at online dating) that some guys want their intellectual equal and for them that equal = degree). And that maybe even if they don't care perhaps their family would and that would cause friction?
There's a guy I quite like at work but he has a Masters degree and although he stares at me often, part of me thinks that he wouldn't be interested because I didn't go to uni as well.
What do you think? Is it possible to have a relationship with someone who isn't as well educated? Or are you someone who didn't go to university and is dating/married to someone who did?
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I hate to say it, but I dated a girl Who had a degree, and I only finished high school, went on to run a pub and from there into construction, and we had a great time together. But the life skills are different, we have them, they don't, they rely on their education to much, where we use common sense, and on that note, it failed to work out, but she was a great girl, just a bit nutty in my opinion, for instance, the greens never went into the same draw as the salad stuff i.e. tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce etc, veggies had their own draw, and I refused to see any logic in it, and cooking, she always followed a book, where I would use common sense, ie don't forget what's in the oven or it will burn, no not her, time everything, prep while you cook, etc. I was like, WHAT, so you see, it can work, but the likes of you and me have to lose the common sense stuff, because they always think educated people know better, x0