Without fully grasping the statistical significance of this deficit, which I found out about after meeting Greg, I knew that I had to make a few adjustments to my approach in dating.
It was time to adjust my nonnegotiable husband list.
I didn't think that I'd be open to dating someone with less education, but I've found my compatible, marriage-minded partner in Greg.
In his book, he recommends "dating and marrying across socioeconomic lines — 'mixed-collar marriages' — as an approach for college educated women to find love."I used to not have to worry about such things — I was married and living in Portland, Maine, where my husband was stationed in the Navy.
But 12 years ago, I made the decision to leave my marriage.
Two months later he met my parents and my daughter.
I met his mother and his daughter, and we are now discussing marriage with premarital counseling scheduled.
In the years after my divorce, I took a passive approach to dating.