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Old 09-22-2013, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by MountainGuy74 View Post
It doesn't matter if you have a degree or are educated or whatever. You can still be just as stupid as someone with just a high school diploma.

I think it's funny how society tends to think that just because you went to college it makes you a smarter and better person than someone who didn't go. What if they chose military service instead of college? Would you think you were still better?

People are people. When it comes to relationships it doesn't matter who went to college and has a "professional" job or who works at the super market. It breaks down to who you are as a person, not what you do to make money. In the end, money doesn't matter.
In theory I agree, but in the real world it's a biggie in how people keep "score"
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:22 PM
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I have a masters and work in computers and my boyfriend graduated high school.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:10 PM
Location: Oakland, CA
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I find, the blue collar guys interested in me end up spending a bit more time trying to "prove they are worthy."

It hasn't worked for me, mostly because the guy seems to have issues, and spends lots of time proving himself. But that's just me.

I don't have issues with job type or class, but being motivated and ambitious is really important to me.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:29 AM
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by Fire_Down_Below View Post
For the women in this thread that say that they would.

Thank you, you are all sweethearts and I love you all.

And YES, we work....not at a desk, but work our arse off.

You're welcome!

I am a professional but have never cared for "professional" men. All my men are blue collar. I like a man that works with his hands () and knows how to fix things, not call someone to fix them for him.

And yes, my blue collar man makes more than some professional men.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:43 AM
Location: Midwest
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Originally Posted by Fire_Down_Below View Post
Generally speaking the answer is usually NO.

You are always a second class BF/SO/Hubby.

It doesn't make any difference what you do or how hard you work.

I've never worked so hard in all my life with little to show for it or any recognition.

You'll die with a knee full of water and bad hips and a back.

They'll still put you down and laugh at you....because you can't spell "x" or know what "x" means.

It's alright...life goes on.
Honey I'm a terrible speller and I have a couple college degrees. LOL

As long as someone has a legal job, who the heck cares. BTW I love driving through construction zones in the summer and seeing all those solid bodies dripping sweat!!! Poor guys are hot though , but it does make sitting to traffic not so bad.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:55 AM
Location: Hampton Roads
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I don't understand why a college degree makes someone more "career-oriented" when I have met many welders, hair stylists, military folk, mechanics, wood workers, plumbers who I would call career-oriented. I have also met many people with degrees who I don't think are career-oriented, but are very education-oriented (use advanced degrees/getting more degrees to delay entering the workforce).

With that being said, my boyfriend is a veteran and we started dating when he was a cav scout in the army. He was definitely career-oriented, but somehow had this thought that he needed a college education to be with me and that he was "behind" since he would not start college until 26. Honestly, I always saw him as career-oriented (right now eh is a supervisor at a sporting goods store while in college) and goal-oriented.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:09 AM
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These relationships, generally speaking, usually only function well over the long term, if the man is very secure.

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Old 09-24-2013, 05:19 PM
Location: Moreno Valley, Ca
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I prefer "blue collar" men....
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:01 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by Ascension2012 View Post
Thats just it, it can work in any combination and at any level, but only if the people involved dont take social status too seriously or believe that someones profession or wealth, define them as a person.
Yep, that pretty much sums it up.

Also, I think it's silly to link "blue collar" and "white collar" with how much money the person currently makes, the person's future earning potential, or the person's intelligence or lack thereof. One is not objectively better or worse than the other.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:01 PM
Location: Bronx
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For most of us guys who are college educated, we can careless if a woman has a college degree or not but on the flip side for women its the other way around. Some women who are college and career oriented do want a man that's on par with them or higher. I rarely come across educated and professional women that date blue collar men unless if I go visit a small town.
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