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How heavily does a higher degree of education weigh in (specifically vs multiple degrees of a more "desired" field)?

March 26, 2015
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Considering entering into an LTR with someone for the first time in a while. I've always been analytical, weighing pro and con before big decisions. One such factor in this decision is the above question.

I have two BS degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. She has an MBA, pursuing a PhD in psychology. I would think the field of study also plays a part. If it helps, I'm 23, she's 22.

I would prefer words of experience over speculation, but feel free to throw in anything. The only thing I'm not asking for is comments trying to prevent me from entering a relationship without full knowledge of the situation. Thanks brethren!

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Title How heavily does a higher degree of education weigh in (specifically vs multiple degrees of a more "desired" field)?
Author Sketti-Os
Upvotes 6
Comments 18
Date March 26, 2015 7:44 PM UTC (7 years ago)
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[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

What are your career plans.

Do you plan on earning a masters or PhD?

You need to be aware of hypergamy - women don't date down.

[–]StarDestinyGuy1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

22 and she already has an MBA and is pursuing a PhD in psychology?

Damn, that's impressive.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (4 children) | Copy Link

Does she have any direction in her life? Why does she have an MBA, and is now getting a PHD in psychology? Is she trying to paper over some serious insecurities in her life?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

them student loans...

[–]Sketti-Os[S] -1 points0 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

She wants to work in a very niche field in psychology. She's actually working part-time with the age group she wants to work with, but not doing exactly what she wants. She knows psych isn't really a field that's abundant with work, so you really do need that higher degree to have a better chance to get your desired job.

I won't lie, she has insecurities, but we all do. But like I said, I didn't post this to invite questioning on my decision, only to ask said question.

[–]JimHarding0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Going for degrees like that with no experience seems super risky. Going to over qualify for any real entry job.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Yes, but we all don't go collecting degrees with only a vague idea of what we'd like to do.

[–]kingofpoplives0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy Link

She has an MBA, pursuing a PhD in psychology.

Based on these credentials, feminist programming has almost certainly poisoned her mind. The universities are the prime indoctrination centers for this stuff.

MBA signals "wants to compete with men in the workplace" while psychology PhD signals "thinks she understands relationships better than you do". It's very hard to have an RP relationship with a woman who feels she knows better and should be the decision maker.

Be prepared for her to suggest couples therapy as soon as things get rocky, and to possibly diagnose your behaviors that she find annoying.

All that said, a lot of women only do this stuff because they are smart and the feminist propaganda tells them it's what they should want.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

.... MBA programs have some of the least politically-correct courses you can take.

Accounting, economics. Hell, even my sociology class made it a point to discuss how "in-group diversity" statistically causes more strife and less productivity.

[–]kingofpoplives0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

.... MBA programs have some of the least politically-correct courses you can take.

It's not entirely about the course content. It's also about the culture of these institutions. People that spend a lot of time in academia tend to go farther and farther left the longer they stay.

even my sociology class made it a point to discuss how "in-group diversity" statistically causes more strife and less productivity.

I would have loved to observe this.

[–][deleted] 1 points1 points | Copy Link

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[–]cascadecombo0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

So enter relationship, she is going for a PHD, how much will she be making vs how much debt will she be laden with. Should you continue and get married that would become your burden as well.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy Link

Never LTR a party girl.

Does she go out to bars to drink? If yes then plate at the most because all other information about her doesn't matter.

[–]Sketti-Os[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy Link

No, she's EXTREMELY introverted. She goes out a few times a year, and says it's more of a chore than anything. She's more for smaller, quieter activities. We've been to a paintbar (highly suggest that), and hole in the wall bars for pool.

I know enough to recognize a red flag when I see one.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

The LTR checklist is the same for every girl; not a party girl, no drugs, not in touch with her exes, no slutty friends, no sorority, grew up in conservative family with good father relationship, enjoys fitness and eating healthy, has a good career with a good education and no/few gay or straight guy friends

[–]Sketti-Os[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy Link

This seems fairly well-said. Thanks for this.

  • She's not a party girl.
  • Used to smoke a bit of weed, but hey, I did too. She's clean now.
  • No slutty friends. Few friends in general.
  • No sorority
  • Grew up in a really good household. Good relationship with both parents.

The only things that she doesn't meet in the criteria are:

  • She doesn't have healthy eating habits and doesn't really work out. She's not anorexic, but she's never had a strong appetite. Skinny little thing. But she commented on my appearance and choice of food when we would go out. She wants me to take her to the gym, and said she should start eating better. I think that's a good sign.

  • She doesn't necessarily have a good career, but she's in school. She's working part-time in a psych ward helping troubled teens. She knows there's not much she can do with a psych degree unless it's a PhD, but she absolutely has a promising future.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Used to smoke a bit of weed

You will tell yourself "Hey, well no one is perfect"

But this is TRP where you get the truth. The truth is that when a girl smokes weed she shows that she does not have good self-control.

You might say "Hey, she just smoked a couple times so what's the big deal".

It's not about smoking; it's the fact that she chose to do something illegal several times.

You're saying "We've all smoked" but that's not the case. I'm 28 and I've never smoked anything.

A girl that has tried any drug is not worth your exclusivity,

[–]Sketti-Os[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Well I think that's a boundary/criteria that we don't necessarily share. (I didn't downvote you though)

I would consider it something different entirely if it were a hard drug - cocaine, heroin, or even LSD or mushrooms. But from firsthand experience, weed is not a big deal to me. If anything, she's proven to have more self-control that myself. I quit because I started getting panic attacks, not because I wanted to. I may still have been a pothead if I didn't get them. She just wanted to stop.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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