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 fanciness
Joined: 11/7/2010
Msg: 57
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Someone intelligent with common sense. It really doesn't matter how they educated themselves.

I don't know how many men I've come across on this site who think a graduate degree means graduating from high school and with spelling and grammar skills of a 6th grader.
 HORSEFLY1234
Joined: 8/17/2010
Msg: 58
What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 4/12/2011 10:45:37 AM

When women list wanting an educated man, what exactly do you mean?

Do you mean someone who has a degree in something, or someone who has pratical knowledge or intellect and/or intelligence?

And if you mean "Both", then which factor
I'll take this one, son.

It works like this~

Men try to attract the most attractive woman they can afford while

woman attract the most money/power/influence their looks command.

The way men "get the most attrative woman they can afford" is by going to school and getting a well paying job/career. So, if you want the hottest chicks, ya gotta go to school.
 ohenryx
Joined: 3/12/2010
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What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 4/12/2011 2:00:30 PM
Some simply inherit.

Others just have a better idea. Bill Gates dropped out of school, never got a degree.

But in general, yes, "go to school" is your best bet.
 RubyWaxxx
Joined: 10/23/2010
Msg: 60
What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 4/12/2011 2:45:21 PM
To me, ''educated'' means the ability to logically reason, have an inquiring mind and be a thinker.
The most ''educated'' man I know was self-taught.
 carolann0308
Joined: 12/9/2006
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What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 4/12/2011 5:35:15 PM
Educated, to me means a man that has knowledge of many different subjects and can appreciate art, music and history. I want someone I can learn from and with.
I know an Ivy League graduate that is absent minded and completely disorganised to the point that people think he's an idiot. I also know a guy that never finished college with an IQ of 152, he is brilliant and kind and very funny.
 OutMind
Joined: 2/13/2007
Msg: 62
What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 4/14/2011 12:02:08 PM
educated?

It means he reads the menu at McDonalds not just look at the pictures. It means he knows enough math to leave a proper tip on the restaurant (so he knows how to add past 10 percent). It means his topic of conversation beyond sports covers the arts (what is a good color for a pick up truck), literature (Field and Stream catalog will suffice), philosophy (do dogs have souls and do they go to heaven with their masters?).

That should about cover it. Right?
 mystique305
Joined: 2/28/2011
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What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 4/15/2011 11:21:19 AM

A degree is nice, but not required. He can just have a high school diploma (or eqivalent) and still be 'educated', as long as he's kept up with current events, reads news about science and other things like that at least occasionally, and -most of all- can spell and use proper grammar. It doesn't need to be perfect, but writing well makes one look a lot smarter right off the bat. I like a man from whom I can learn things and who can teach me things, without being arrogant about it.


This.

I know many people with college degrees that are some of the most ignorant, small minded people I have ever met. Degrees are great, but what do they mean anymore, especially in this economy where it's hard for ANYONE to land a decent job? Everyone I know who went to college either did so for the pursuit of learning or to get a better paying job. You can get the former without college and you were supposed to only be able to get the latter by going. But that isn't the case.

I prize intelligence above all. Educated doesn't necessarily mean that you have to have been educated by someone else. Spelling, grammar, and the ability to hold an intelligent conversation without dropping it are much more important to me.
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 64
What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 4/15/2011 1:00:01 PM
My brother in law is a highly educated, well published, doctorate that I wouldn't let change a light-bulb....but, that doesn't make him a bad guy...in fact he's pretty good people to be around.
 OneHotMamaInAZ
Joined: 4/15/2011
Msg: 65
What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 5/9/2011 12:37:45 PM
For me, being educated can take many forms. I have a friend who never graduated from high school. He dropped out and joined the Army. One of his hobbies is reading.
He's read everything from Aristotle to shop manuals on car repair. He's one of the most intelligent men I know.
I also know a guy who spent years in college and grad school. He's an attorney, with a degree from Harvard. But, he has very little common sense and most people never guess he has a degree.
A degree is just a piece of paper, unless you actually acquired knowlege that you benefit from.
I think most people who use the term "educated" really mean "intelligent."
 Laha Math
Joined: 7/15/2010
Msg: 66
What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 5/9/2011 3:21:41 PM
What women should be asking for is a man who is "educatable" so he can be moulded into what she really wants. A man who is educated is going to be too clever to be moulded by anyone. He's going to win more arguments and fall for fewer ploys. He will get his way more often and leave her believing it was what she wanted. Beware the educated man. He rules.
 Drewski-
Joined: 2/8/2009
Msg: 67
What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 5/9/2011 4:32:20 PM
Educated means you better be smart and afford me,
 FMaj7
Joined: 4/24/2011
Msg: 68
What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 5/9/2011 6:19:28 PM
This is living proof people should be more specific in writing profiles. If the writer is interested in someone with a Masters degree or better they should specify that. It's one of vague requirements that might get a person passed over because the reader has to assume what level of education the writer meant when they say Educated.

I can speculate people that list Education just don't want dummies contacting them. The reader should be able to discern from an email quickly if the person is 'educated' enough for their needs.
 valenciacityx
Joined: 3/10/2009
Msg: 69
What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 5/9/2011 9:18:33 PM
'advanced degree'
its an easy box to check on a profile..... so I wouldnt put much faith in it beyond any other stat in there data set.... because you can write anything on there.... trust but verify; and if you want a PHD , as said earlier, you would have passed by Bill Gates.
 larissan04
Joined: 5/14/2011
Msg: 70
What do women mean when they say Educated
Posted: 7/2/2011 9:52:54 PM
i generally don't date men that haven't gone to college. i busted my but to get through school and education is very important to me. that being said i have known a few people in my life that are well read and knowledgeable without the degree, but this is and was an anomaly.
 Hotcakes88
Joined: 9/18/2006
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Posted: 7/3/2011 10:51:24 AM
When I say "educated" I mean that I would like to have an intellectual conversation with you without having to buy you a dictionary or an encyclopedia. I don't mean that you have to have a degree or you have attended a post-secondary institution, etc. I interpret "educated" to meant that you have knowledge and the capability to discuss topics outside of what happened on Top Gear (although that doesn't mean that conversations about TV, movies, etc are bad - as long as that isn't all you have to talk about). While I do have a degree, I don't think that makes me better than other people. There are a multitude of ways in this world to become "educated" and focusing on whether somebody has a degree or not is a very limited viewpoint.
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