Dating Criteria

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    Jun 02, 2013 2:11 PM GMT
    When it comes to dating...

    Would you judge someone based off the university he attended or the major he studied?
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    Jun 02, 2013 2:13 PM GMT
    Of course I would, I am both shallow and self reverential.
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    Jun 02, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
    No, and I am unimpressed when people try and do it to me.
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    Jun 02, 2013 2:43 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidOf course I would, I am both shallow and self reverential.


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    Jun 02, 2013 2:46 PM GMT
    No, 'cos I'm a Uni drop-out. AND I was doing a pointless music degree which amounts to nothing. So, I'm in no position to judge.

    Also, I know plenty of successful, driven, entrepreneurial people who didn't attend University.
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    Jun 02, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    Absolutely not.
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    Jun 02, 2013 5:57 PM GMT
    Lol no. I think that's a bit silly to be honest.
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    Jun 02, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
    sonicpower19 saidWhen it comes to dating...

    Would you judge someone based off the university he attended or the major he studied?


    No.

    But TBH, I would like a man who is college educated. Is that set in stone? No. Like most things, there is a gray area. If I fall absolutely in love with a charming man, his educational background won't matter....
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    Jun 02, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
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    No. Who cares about university or if someone has a degree.

    However, I do admit that I do want to date a man with a drive and passion for his career. If he's stuck in a dead-end job with minimum wage, I do admit that would worry me a bit.
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    Jun 02, 2013 10:21 PM GMT
    Judge in what way?
    If someone says his major is "bowling industry management" (that's real) and another says "applied mathematics," I think people will normally judge their intelligence levels differently. Or are we talking about something else?

    Me? Any drunken loser that I find sleeping in my garage, if he's cute and wants to date me - I'll thank God and consider myself he luckiest guy on Earth.
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    Jun 03, 2013 1:52 AM GMT
    You don't need to be dating anyone if you have to judge someone's education advancement.
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    Jun 03, 2013 2:53 AM GMT
    To be clear I don't judge like that, but I had a conversation with a friend who said he doesn't date Econ majors so it made me question some things.
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    Jun 03, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
    I admit it does make my privates tingle a bit when I read the word "Harvard" or "Cambridge" on a profile but, you know, I'll also settle for "UCLA" I guess.
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    Jun 03, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    Rita saidI admit it does make my privates tingle a bit when I read the word "Harvard" or "Cambridge" on a profile but, you know, I'll also settle for "UCLA" I guess.


    My 2nd ex was a Harvard MBA graduate and ivy leaguers are no different from you and I. I met some of his friends and classmates from school who were very down-to-earth people.
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    Jun 03, 2013 5:33 AM GMT
    Anyone who has done a teaching degree would and will be wiped out straight away....There's nothing worse than their attitudes when they treat everyone else like a school child who needs to learn something.

    But I do judge people on their education levels and what they studied on a certain level, having completed a degree in Electrical Engineering and am now back at Uni completing a double in Business Management and HR so in some way i guess my standards are set high.
  • Apparition

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    Jun 03, 2013 5:54 AM GMT
    judge them: yes.
    date them anyway: well, if they are cute and bottom.
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    Jun 03, 2013 5:55 AM GMT
    Of course.
    But it's not the most important item on my checklist. What he does, which languages he speaks, and how he looks on my side are way more important.

    Oh, and sometimes a school with an exciting football program is better than a school with more cache.
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    Jun 03, 2013 10:46 AM GMT
    Varanus saidAnyone who has done a teaching degree would and will be wiped out straight away....There's nothing worse than their attitudes when they treat everyone else like a school child who needs to learn something...


    Apologies to the teachers here but that is so true.
    Even my sister who's a teacher is endlessly correcting.
    Then again... She *is* a woman .
  • Splendidus_1

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    Jun 03, 2013 11:30 AM GMT
    If I am interested in guys who are able to have deep conversations and debate what is going on in the world? Absolutely.

    If a great percentage of those same guys happens to have a degree? Most likely.

    What I'm trying to say here is that maybe people construct a direct relation between having a degree with having brains (hence looking for the former). I've met some guys who are so empty inside that makes me cringe, but still, they have good grades (fact).

    So basically, having a degree is probably a common predictor of a person being ambitious and having brains. It is also an "easy and immediate" way of knowing it, rather than figuring it out by yourself.

    As for me .. I like to start from zero and drop any assumptions. Nothing like a good talk icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 03, 2013 12:08 PM GMT
    Some (but not by any means all) of those folks with degrees from top rated schools are among the most insufferable thunder gods of douchebaggery.

    IMHO though... (undergrad) college is about 30% what actual new stuff you learn that you go on to use in your career, and 70% about the social networks (in its face to face and palm to palm sense) you form.

    A Yale grad who gets tapped for membership into the Skull and Bones club will probably be quite a different sort of guy than a TKE frat grade at State Uni and still far removed from the HS grad running a landscape business.

    All of them could be good catches, just with significantly different connections and likely different worldviews.
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    Jun 03, 2013 12:38 PM GMT
    LOL at "dating". This whole forum is a joke. Dating & Relationships? More like Fuckbud Relationships.
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    Jun 03, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    Ideally, if the person is a potential boyfriend---I'd like that individual to have a university degree, but it's not an absolute requirement, but it would be nice.
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    Jun 03, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    It depends. Do his parents have money?
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    Jun 03, 2013 2:29 PM GMT
    I think it's more a consideration of the other person's drive and ambition. Academic pursuits can be a manifestation of it, but it doesn't paint the whole picture. I do appreciate good conversation though, so being knowledgable about some things is nice.
  • niceguy_321

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    Jun 03, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    I think it depends on the situation. If the guy is working minimum wage at a job with no ambition to do anything, then I couldn't date him. Now if this same guy had a decent job, I probably would consider it. However, I think it's important to have the degree so you can grow in a professional setting as well as a person. Plus it makes you a well rounded person if you are working as well as going to school.