My little sister and I were discussing my recent break up with a starving artist type guy when she told me, “You know Ray, I’d like to see you date a lawyer or a guy who is pre-med! You graduated from college so you can date guys like that.
Me, I’m a 20-year-old divorcee with a kid and no college degree, so I can date like... a store manager at QFC who likes to skateboard.” This got me to thinking, do we look at prospective relationships in the same way as prospective job opportunities?
I told my sister that she can date absolutely anyone she wants to because she is cute, curious and intelligent. Any guy would be drawn to her not only for her beauty but for her intelligence. She doesn’t need a degree to show how interesting she is!
Still, I think women sometimes feel a need to measure up to their competition. We can put ourselves down based on our lack of education and assume that someone with a college degree wouldn’t find us interesting.
Do you think your dating pool is limited to people with the same educational background as you?