Law student dating
Hyperbole aside, Katie Marie makes a great point: School changes relationships irreversibly.People change—as do their priorities and penchants—under the weight of realizing their dreams.
Here are some things you should know before you actually take a law student on a date: And unless you’re willing to put up with these things, not to mention the pressure of passing every single exam that seems to appear every other day, dating a future lawyer may not be for you.(That, or you’re better off waiting until they’re done with law school. And who hasn’t quoted Shakespeare’s “let’s kill all the lawyers” line? Ever notice how easily you can make someone laugh by comparing lawyers to sharks, snakes, skunks, rats, roaches, and wolves? The thing that makes law students challenging to date is not the person itself; it’s the law school that’s practically forcing them to become different people. She may be great, she may be the prettiest, she may be the most awesome woman you’ve met as of yet, and you may believe that she is perfect for you BUT dating her might not be the easiest feat you will undertake as far as your dating life is concerned.
The law student-part of them takes over everything else in their lives; it’s so overwhelming to some that normally, statistics say law school population drops by more than half from first year to their senior year.
And the further in law school your friend is, the more difficult it might be to get into a relationship with them (unless you yourself are in law school).
Sure, they’ll argue to the last breath and complicate the simplest concepts, but the fact is, they’re really people just like us. and every conversation seems to deteriorate into a contest.
More important, they’re spouses, parents, and friends to people who aren’t lawyers. Pick someone and tell yourself, “This guy wasn’t always a lawyer.” At one time, he was a student who wanted to serve the greater good. “They’re the product of their environment,” you think, coming down on the nurture side of the nature versus nurture argument.
As nature would have it, another person—who was just as naïve—fell in love with him for it. And once law school is over, you believe your lives will return to normal.
Before the doubt and self-loathing, there was love. Probably not, if you read this post by Katie Marie, a Bay Area writer who reminds us that hell hath no fury like a significant other scorned.