Women prefer men to belong to either the same or a higher socioeconomic class. Men want women from the same or a lower socioeconomic class. In this context, it is often pointed out that today’s “high-achieving women” can’t find any suitable men. Susie’s got a PhD in Education, so she just can’t date some Joe Schmoe with a meager BSc in Petroleum Engineering.
I bet you can already see where this is going.
The issue is that comparing degrees nominally is ludicrous. There are two good reasons to get a degree. First, to get a good job. Second, to get an education. Those are not necessarily the same. An example of the former was given above: a degree in engineering. An example of the latter means studying a field that may not make you very employable, or at the least not directly, but which will train your mind. Think of fields like theoretical physics, pure mathematics, logic, theoretical philosophy, that kind of thing. If you get a degree in such a field from a highly selective university, you’re certainly smart, and you’ll be able to transition into a more applied field with relative ease. Or you could be like some of the people I studied with and have the option to get a Master’s in whatever you want and work in your dad’s company afterwards, or do a PhD in your field of interest for fun and retire right afterwards, living off your trust fund, because money is no concern for you.
However, when I consider that my local university churns out more graduates with Master’s degrees in Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology and whatnot than they graduate STEM majors, I can only laugh. Women are overrepresented in academia, but they flock towards worthless degrees. Even worse, plenty study at shit universities, yet they think they’ve got a Master’s or a PhD so any guy who would want them has to at least match their formal level of education. Give me a break! Getting a BSc in mathematics at a good university is hard. Getting a BA in Sociology at a garbage-tier university is a joke. Heck, getting a PhD in a non-STEM field is often laughable. In this context, I recall reading that the average IQ of PhDs in Education is around 110. If this is what you bring to the table, you are not very likely to make it through the first semester a good STEM BSc program. Yet, Susie with a PhD in Education surely looks down upon Jeff with his STEM BSc. Jeff doesn’t care, because he’s making bank and dates women ten years younger than Susie.