Graduate dating undergrad

This blog is an attempt to offer those considering graduate school some good reasons to do something else.

Its focus is on the humanities and social sciences.

Unlike a professor’s lecture, a TA’s recitation involves discussion and gradual acquaintanceship.

All of this makes them much more likely candidates for dating and relationships.

While still students themselves, they age in the presence of fellow students who remain 18-22 years old, year after year after year.

As a graduate student, you encounter undergraduates every day on campus.

But what if you’re single and you’d like to start dating? As we’ve discovered, dating while you’re a graduate student poses its own challenges.

Here is some advice from Amy (who is happily taken) and Katy (who is currently negotiating the dating scene).

Of course, being single, even during Valentine’s Day, can be a liberating experience and also a time of personal growth and discovery.It is not much fun to live in a sea of undergraduates unless you are an undergraduate yourself.Their unavoidable presence and carefree ways are a constant reminder of your delayed adulthood (see Reason 12), even as their feeling of relief and accomplishment at the end of each term is a jarring reminder that your own work does not end with finals week (see Reason 47).It is more than likely that you have to work with them.And because you can’t afford to live anywhere else, you probably go home to a neighborhood (or even an apartment building) that is full of them. In fact, in ways that seem more distressing over time, your life is very much like theirs.

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