Despite conventional wisdom suggesting women dumb themselves down to land a husband, college-educated women are actually more likely to be married than less-educated women. Once we get married, college-educated women tend to have happier, more fulfilling marriages. Accordingly, the divorce rate among women with a college degree is very low at about 20%.
The increased percentage of college-educated women also means that women are often the ones "marrying down" today. 30% of married women have more education than their husbands while less than 20% of married men have more education than their wives. I will be one of the 30% when we get married in September because Adam has a bachelor's degree and I will have a juris doctorate. But I certainly don't think I'm "marrying down." I think the most important thing regarding intellect in a relationship is not sharing degree levels, but sharing a level of intellectual curiosity. Adam and I both love to learn. It's one of the things I love most about him, actually. He constantly teaches me new things and challenges me, and I don't think that this is going to change when I get a piece of paper this spring that calls me a doctor.
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