But what if you’re single and you’d like to start dating?What if you This Grad Hacker post was written collaboratively by Amy Rubens, Ph D candidate in English at Indiana University, @ambulantscholar, and Katy Meyers, Ph D grad student in Anthropology at Michigan State University, @bonesdonotlie.My father was a blue-collar worker who was up at 4 AM every weekday without complaint, and my mother was a devoted woman who quit her job to stay home with me.
The last column shows the education level of most visitors to each dating site.
For years, I stupidly thought his intelligence would be measured by the framed degrees on his wall or how complicated his job title sounded on Linked In. He didn’t even know what Linked In was — plus, he left high school before his eleventh year came to a close.
But I’ve learned more from him than I have from any other man in my life, and he has never tried to teach me a single thing.
I’m the first person in my family to attend college, let alone graduate school.
We have extremely busy schedules, and it can be hard to make time to meet new people when you barely have time to hang out with your old friends. Say hi to the cute guy you see in the coffee shop studying every Sunday, or try out a speed dating event.
Honestly, the worst thing that can happen is that you have an awesome dating horror story (trust us on this one). You gain the confidence that comes with practice, which only can help you the next time around.
We’re curious to hear how other graduate students navigate the dating scene, so share your advice (or horror stories, if you dare) in the comments section!
This table compares the education level of visitors to dating sites broken down into three categories – high school, college and grad school.
“I went to Harvard University for graduate school,” I said, expecting the same reaction I had gotten so many times before. “Wow, good on you,” he said like a true Aussie, then added, “How did you like it there? They would either inquire about what I studied or simply stare at me in disbelief.