Lots of us twenty-somethings are at that mid-point between education and the world of work. If you’re interning, doing a degree or some further study, then the chances are you’ll meet a partner who’s doing the same thing. Dating a student can keep things fresh and exciting, but can be short-lived if you’re not careful. These pros and cons will help you decide if it’s the right relationship for you:
- You’ll always have a partner who understands what it’s like to be broke, and won’t judge you if you treat them to a bowl of cornflakes for dinner.
- You never have to worry about your other half working or being sent away close to/during the holidays – that’s their down time away from school!
- You’ll always have a packed social calendar. Whether you want to go for a couples dinner, casual drinks or a full blown disco night out, students get the invites.
- Students are often pretty passionate about what they’re studying and starting out in life. It can be really inspiring to be around someone who loves what they do – they might make you think about your own path and help you with your choices.
- Being broke isn’t the most attractive quality in a person. You do deserve to be wined and dined and bought gifts more than once a year on your birthday.
- Studying is a round the clock, week long activity and it’s really stressful. Students are more likely to need their weekends to do work instead of hanging out with you.
- Being out late every night is totally possible for a student, because they probably don’t have class until later the next day. But if you’re getting up and going to work in the morning, you’ll be less impressed with their partying habits.
- Students have friends from different classes, study groups and societies that you’re not going to be able to keep up with. You’ll need to accept not always knowing who they hang out with.
- Students are very much focused on getting a good education for their future, and a lot of opportunities can present themselves during further study. Don’t be disappointed if something comes up that they just can’t say no to, but that involves them moving away.