It is a well known fact that women date up and men date down, with looks being an exception sometimes.
I currently hold a bachelor's degree, and due to my circumstances I don't suppose I can ever pursue masters (I have very low GPA in bachelor's which makes me ineligible for most masters unless I repeat my bachelors). But I do have lots of skills and over half a decade of industry experience, and in my profession a masters isn't even essential.
Does this automatically make me 'ineligible' to pursue women who have more education than a bachelor's degree? I know some women would be fine with this, but I don't feel confident at all approaching women having a masters or higher. If I am interested in a woman and come to know that she is more educated than me, I immediately stop pursuing her off due to this 'rule' of women dating up, which means she can't ever be interested in me. And I hate to find myself in a situation where I need to explain why I can't pursue masters, and why it isn't even needed for me.
In short... is there any point in even pursuing women more qualified than me, because they are more than likely to turn me down? If I utilised the same time and efforts to pursue women with a bachelors or lower, maybe my chances of success would be much higher. Really need some insight on this.
Most Helpful Girl
Education means nothing when it comes to dating. For some people they definitely have preferences, but honestly it does not matter. I went to college and I still will date guys who never went to school. I will also date guys who have a trade.
There is nothing wrong with alternate life paths. The keys to success do not always end in schooling. Some people are just gifted in different ways. Some are really great with their hands, while others are great with their minds.
I think you should go for who you like. Find commonalities you can share with her and go from there.0
Most Helpful Guy
First, any woman who cares if you have a degree isn't worth being with.
Second, this is not a "rule". Even if it's true about women dating up, it's an average of millions of people. Meaning that lots do not date up. However I doubt if it's even true. The math would be a bit of a problem if it was.
Third, the most successful people I know did not have a college degree at all. The most successful of those dropped out of high school in the 8th grade. The second most successful finished high school, barely. He was in the bottom 3% in his class.
4) You are not ineligible to date ANYONE. If you are interested in someone and stop because you think they are out of reach, you are your own worst enemy. It's a self fulfilling prophecy.
If you are interested in someone just go for it. It doesn't matter what degree they have, how good looking they are, or what their social background is.0
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