Are you sure you want to date a vet?
I mean, I can’t blame you, really — vets and vet students are incredibly intelligent, hard working, active individuals who are passionate about what they do. I have to hope not all men go running for the exit or push the panic button when I use the words “incredibly intelligent” to describe vet students. Sure it’s easy to feel intimidated by a woman who is educated but let’s consider some research findings described in a New York Times article that provide good incentive for dating an educated woman.
- “Statistics show that college educated women are more likely to marry than non-college educated women — although they marry, on average, two years later.”
- “Women with more education also are becoming less likely to divorce, or inclined to divorce, than those with less education.”
- “The strongest correlation…is that someone who is educated is more likely to marry someone who is educated, and someone who is not educated is more likely to marry someone who is not educated.”
- “What’s becoming more powerful is the idea that economic resources are conducive to stable marriages. Women who have more money or the potential for more money are married to men who have more stable income.”
- “According to the Marriage Project, the percentage of spouses who rate their marriage as “very happy” has dropped among those without a college education, while it has risen or held steady among those better educated.
- The better educated husbands and wives tend to share intellectual interests and economic backgrounds, as well as ideas about the division of household roles. They also have more earning power. And as in so many other things, in marriage, money helps ease the way.
Overall, there are many incentives for dating vet students aside from saving on vet bills. Of course, you have to know what you’re in for whether you’re Dating A Vet or Dating A Vet Student.