Would you date someone less educated than you?
I would but it has tended not to work out well for various reasons.
Also, education is a huge deal in my family. Everyone has advanced degrees and the women in my family are really judgmental about whom I date.
But more to my preferences. I’m just really attracted to a woman who is smart, well-read and educated. I find intelligence incredibly attractive. Some might say that means I’m a sapiosexual. But I refuse to use that term.
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Yes and I have. I didn't just date one, I married one.
I have under graduate degrees in physics and computer science, and a graduate degree in computer science. My husband has an under graduate degree in philosophy.
But that is just on paper. My husband chose a life long path of self education early on since his childhood.
He wrote cloud enabled apps without taking a single programming class in his life.
He is a software UX architect without taking a single design class in his life.
He is the only researcher at Microsoft research without ever being admitted to an advanced degree program.
My wife and I both have Master’s degrees.
She’s very smart. She’s been very smart for as long as I’ve known her.
And, since she was my first and only girlfriend, I’ve only ever dated very smart women.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to date someone not-so-smart. I’m not saying I’d like to date a dumb woman.
But I wonder what it would be like to date someone who didn’t understand literature or politics or current events.
That is, someone I could teach about these things like they didn’t already know about them. I think it would be fun.
It depends on what you mean by “less educated.”
I have an MA. My husband has an associates degree. By that standard, he’s less educated.
However, we’ve been married 17 years and the education difference has never been any kind of issue.
In fact, it’s pretty clear that his degree has been more practically useful.
Would I date someone with less intellectual curiosity than me?
Probably not, because I think once that was established, we’d find out we had little in common to sustain a relationship beyond a friendship.
It’s not that I’d think less of them.
These are just the kind of judgments we make when sorting out what kind of relationships we want with people.