(Closed) are you more educated than your spouse?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: Are You More educated than your spouse
    I am a female and I have more formal education than my SO : (234 votes)
    57 %
    I am a male and I have more formal education than my SO : (0 votes)
    My SO and I have recieved equal formal education : (117 votes)
    29 %
    I am a female and I have less formal education than my SO : (55 votes)
    13 %
    I am a male and I have less formal education than my SO : (2 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5479 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Fiance has a degree, I do not.  I went to some college, but I was also in the military and my education kept getting interrupted by deployments, so I eventually dropped out.  I thought about going back to school to finish, but I have a job that pays more than FI’s job, so it doesn’t make sense for me to give up that income when we have a mortgage!

    Post # 4
    Member
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I have a BS, and hubs only has a diploma. He’s almost a master mechanic, which is a major feat for someone his age. He is amazingly good at his job, and in some ways a hell of a lot smarter than me. We can’t really have intellectual discussions about politics and stuff like that though, because he doesn’t care about them (even though I am going to sign him up to vote and force him to do so!). But that’s what I have the bee and facebook and my other friends for

    Post # 5
    Member
    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I have a Masters and Darling Husband has a PHD. Everyone asks me when I’m getting my PHD. 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    2786 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have my BA and a post grad diploma in my field. Fiance has his Master’s degree.

    Post # 7
    Member
    157 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My Fiance has a BA degree, but I have a BA, a JD and an LL.M. But we are definitely intellectual equals.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Future Mrs.Schug:  FH and I met in law school so we have equal amounts of education.  I’ve dated guys in the past with only high school diplomas – no college degrees – and it presented a lot of challenges, at least in my personal experience.  

    Post # 9
    Member
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I have a BA and a law degree. My husband has a BA from Devry (which is equal to a 4 year degree but some people treat it like its not). 

    We’ve never had anyone say anything to us about unequal education. And it doesn’t bother my husband at all. He kind of likes telling people his wife is a lawyer lol. 

    It is worth mentioning too I think– even though I have a higher degree, he makes more money! lol (he is a corporate accountant)

    Post # 10
    Member
    1934 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My Fiance is still in school, but hasn’t even gotten his associates yet.  He is a mechanic, as well.  I have my masters.

    Post # 11
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I agree that there’s a double standard!  I also think it’s a shame that some people confuse intellectualism with education.  Just because your Fiance is not as well educated does not meen he is less intelligent or less intellectual.  My Fiance and I are equal in terms of education level, but I have been in serious relationships with less well-educated men in the past, and so I do know what you’re talking about!

    (On a completely side note, and even though I’m not minding my own business, don’t bother with the masters if you plan on getting a doctorate (I have a doctorate in psychology, and I did not get a masters first)… it’s a waste of time and money.  For the most part, having the masters won’t shorten your time in a doctoral program.)

    Post # 12
    Member
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Not that it’s the option I would pick, but where are the “I’m a female and have less..” and “I’m a male and have less..” options?

    Post # 14
    Member
    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My Fiance is more educated than I am.

    People who work in a trade can make a heck of a lot more than people who hold a degree in a number of things. If you know he is intelligent, then I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s so rude that people would say that anyway. I mean, it’s your fiance they are talking about!! Completely out of line.

    Post # 15
    Member
    9642 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We have the same level of education.  It’s the first time I’ve ever been in a relationship with someone who was as educated as I am, haha!  It’s really nice, helps with interesting conversations.  When we first started dating and he would say something intellectual, I would say, “You just made me sssoooo hot by saying that.” 

    Post # 16
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Neither of us have a college degree though I did “attend” (using that term loosely, lol) one more semester than he did. Even without a college education, my husband is one of the smartest and most sucessful people I know. I hate that society thinks that you’re nothing without a degree. Couldn’t possibly be more false. 

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