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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jul 2, 2008.
Did a College/University degree ever make someone more attractive to you ?
No, but intelligence does.
Yes. It's a sign of accomplishment, and that they have the ability to finish what they start.
I could see why it can, basically because it shows that a person has the ability to do something with his or her life. Now im not saying that people without degree's haven't made anything with their lives or are unattractive, all i am saying is that it COULD.
Only if it came with a high-paying job too.
Yes. See my posts on "Operation Sugar Mama"
*sigh* My wife was an excellent sugar mama when she worked in title. When the economy went down, she got laid off.
It can make someone a whole lot more attractive to your parents!
(Written by a guy whose daughter is a Business major and who will probably go on to an M.B.A., and who just broke up with a diesel mechanic...)
Nothing wrong there??...or is there??
No, NOTHING wrong with being a diesel mechanic! The guy in question was a nice guy, and intelligent.
But the career paths of a college MBA and a diesel mechanic are divergent, and take real work to put together. And the lifestyles you engage in and the kinds of people you tend to associate with are even more divergent. When you start adding together all the ways in which the probable lifestyles are different, not many couples can make it work.
The biggest plus was that being a good diesel mechanic is kind of like being a nurse - it's very portable. But he'd have to have been willing to follow her wherever her career took her...otherwise her college degrees would be hard to put to good use.
Not that it couldn't have worked, but we were (I think justifiably) concerned.
If that was all she was wearing, it might.
I don't know that it would make someone more attractive, but the absence of one (barring some circumstances explaining it) would be strong indicator of incompatability. For better or worse, I'm ridiculously intellectual, and I'd go insane with someone who did';t get that, and someone who didn't understand my own ambition (I have a PhD).
Fortunately for me, my wife has a masters and a law degree...
Common sense is a big plus as well.
I really hope I'm not reading this right. Are you saying that just because she's going for her MBA and he's a diesel machanic ... that it's a good choice for the two to break up?
Just because they'll associate people of "different lifestyles" doesn't mean that they won't be able to relate to these people.
For instance .... my wife and I. She, a MBA grad, and I'm a Chef (trust me ... working in kitchens isn't like what you see on TV .... in most cases, they are a surley group of folks)... however I get along and can relate to her co-workers better than she can in most instances. Granted I've also got two BA's along with a culinary degree, but that doesn't change who I interact with.
To think that a diesel mechanic won't be able to relate to a corporate person .... is simply elitist! :scowl:
I personally know plenty of folks in that same position .... and are happily married. One is a corporate professional with a husband who is a garbage man for Queens, NY.
This is the biggest plus there is!
What if she finds a man who is also a corporate professional ... one of them gets transfered .... what's the other gonna do .... break-up?
Just because one person gets transfered .... doesn't mean that the other will be able to find a job in the area (even with a degree).
Just because she gets a job using her MBA .... doesn't mean she's gonna want to "hang out" with the people she works with. She may end up not liking a majority of her co-workers. Unless a majority of her co-workers are of the same age range .... they won't be hanging out very often. Chances are, she'll be working with much older people than herself (especially with a MBA).
As far as following "her career".... being a diesel mechanic gives him the ability to do so, without much of a paycut. Diesel mechanics make good money. As for further down the road .... a diesel mechanic with his own shop, can make much more than a MBA grad.
Now lets look at what happens when she wants a family .... the workload of a corporate couple will find it harder to juggle a family, than a couple that has one parent with a flexible schedule (a diesel mechanic will).
With the decision that was made .... it seems that she just didn't love him enough to give it a shot. Hopefully she made the right decision ..... I have plenty of female friends to complain that "a good man is hard to find," hopefully she doesn't find it hard to do.
BTW .... No. As long as she's hot, fairly smart, and we have stuff in common .... it'll work.
When I was 20... NO
Now that I'm 40... Hell Yes.
Tequila makes girls pretty.
By contrast, if someone starts a degree and drops out 2 years into it ... that has potential to be unattractive. Of course, more context is needed.
+1 on intelligence being attractive. +1 on the ability to finish things being attractive.
+1. I find intelligence attractive and have found that in spades in a number of girls that never finished. I would go as far as to say that if I were to date someone that thought that much about their degree that would actually be a turnoff.
I think that many people (not necessarily anyone who has responded above) who say that it does are people who have earned degrees themselves and perhaps like to ascribe greater intrinsic value to that fact than is really there.
I am in my 30s and have returned to college where I am in the process of completing my degree program, so I do value it. It is simply way down on the list/not on the list of what I would consider a factor of attraction.
And for the record; my wife carried a difficult double-major and graduated with honors a few years before we met but I can assure you that I didn't ask her out because of it.