Sunday, February 08, 2009


So I was thinking about this: how do I feel about dating guys that haven't completed their Bachelor's degree? I am starting to wonder if it's really that important. Maybe I've placed undue importance on education - as long as he's smart and can make money, who cares?

But as much as I'd like to be non-snobby about the education of people I date, I still think education is important (despite how stupid some classes are!). I think getting a Bachelor's demonstrates a willingness to endure ennui and arbitrary assignments for a delayed, abstract reward. Kind of like marriage! Now the only problem is that some guys might be perfectly capable of working for delayed gratification yet not complete their education for other reasons (insufficient funds, job that doesn't require a degree, disillusionment with educational system, etc.). That's all I had to say about it.


Amber said...

Guess I'm an education snob too.

Thirdmango said...

depends on the kind of education you want. Do you want paper education or do you want someone with actual smarts.

Andrea said...

I think my criteria would be more like "someone who values learning and can converse on high-minded topics" not "has bachelor's degree". But a degree is a pretty good indicator of the other.