Post # 1
I am just wondering how many bees share a similar educational background with their partners. It may just be a coincidence, but the majority of my friends with BAs are dating/married to someone who also has BA. The higher the education gets, the more common it seems to be that the partners “match” (at least in my social circle).
If you have drastically different backgrounds, do you ever notice the “gap?”
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Pretty similar. We both have bachelor’s (well, he has two) and I have a master’s. His current plan is to go back to school in a few years for a Nurse Practicioner degree, which is a PhD. So he’ll have one up on me at that point, dangit!
Post # 4
We both have a bachelor’s degree, but I will be starting graduate school this fall and he considers himself 100% done with school.
Post # 5
Right now, no. He has a bachelor’s degree, and I have two. But I am going on to get a PhD and he may or may not get a master’s degree, so there will eventually be a gap.
ETA: to be fair, he’s an engineer, and a bachelor’s degree goes a pretty long way in his field.
Post # 6
@MrsPanda99: DH and I both have bachelor’s, and he has additional school in a specialized field. He probably won’t go back for more, but I am guessing I will eventually go back for a master’s.
Post # 7
I have two BA’s and will probably go for my masters next year. Meanwhile my FH has two semesters of college under his belt. He decided it just wasn’t for him.
Do I feel a gap? Nope, not even close. That man is smart and could talk circles around me. He just saw his life was better spent elsewhere then college. He currently makes a lot more then I do and is a lot happier in his career choice then I am.
My mother on the other hand sadly thinks there is a gap between us. She doesn’t understand why he never finished college. I don’t think it makes him any less of a man. He works hard and takes really really good care of me. Even if he had never gone to college, I’d still love him to death.
Post # 8
I breifly dated so done who, despite being intelligent and curious about the world, never finished high school. It didn’t work, our priorities were too different.
Post # 9
We both have a bachelor’s degree from the same University. He plans to go for his MBA someday, but I’ll believe it when I see it!
Post # 10
DH and I graduated together with our BMusic (that’s where we met). I’m working on my MA now, and he’ll start his MM when I finish. He wants to go on to get a DMA, though I don’t know if I’ll go on to a PhD… but I’m young, so we’ll see….
Post # 11
We will both graduate in May with our undergrad, but he plans on going to medical school (MD or DO) or PA school.
My career doesn’t require a graduate degree, but someday I might go back for a Master’s in geology.
Post # 12
I have a BA, a BS and a Masters. He has a BS, a MS and an MD degree. Guess he trumps me in master degrees.
Post # 13
We are even, both have a Bachelors degree.
Post # 14
I have my MBA, and he’s finishing his BA now. He’ll be a teacher and will likely take some master’s classes (if not complete his master’s) through his career. The thing is, though, he is SO MUCH smarter than me. I’m just a bookworm who loves school; He hates school, but is just intuitively, learn-by-doing smart.
Post # 15
I have a master’s degree. FI never finished undergrad. He was a year or so short and needed to work. He always planned on going back but never did.
When I found out, it hurt me greatly as education is very important to me. I was upset that he never told me. He let me assume he graduated. He claims he didn’t lie but it was really lying by omission. It was maybe 9-12 months into our relationship when I found out. At that point, I knew I needed to make a decision.
I know I made the right one…
Post # 16
Right now we both have bachelor’s degrees, although I actually have two, so we’re even enough. I know I’ll be going back to school to get my MBA in the next few years, but he’s not sure about it.