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    Marry a Blue Collar or White Collar?

    created by dgriffay 82 days 15 hours 31 minutes ago

    Category: World

    Marry a Blue Collar or White Collar?

    Hi CNet

    Would you prefer to marry someone that has a blue collar job or a white collar job?

    I have always said I would prefer to marry a mechanic over a doctor or lawyer. Granted a good person is a good person no matter what they do for work. Strictly looking at jobs though, I would prefer someone with a blue collar job. I am guessing this is unusual, so I want to survey all of you.

    I am probably biased because my dad is a doctor and growing up he was always busy. He had to work night shift and holidays. Where a mechanic is more a 9-5 job. You can get paid really well and you don’t have a super expensive education that will put you in debt for years. It is also easier to work for yourself, giving you more flexibility. Also, I feel like I get screwed over everytime I go to the mechanic and it ends up cost me over 1K. If I was married to a mechanic, I wouldn’t have to worry about that.


    Re: Marry a Blue Collar or White Collar?

    Hey dgriffay,

    Since I'm dating a mechanic, I'll go ahead and agree that I would totally marry him! It is awesome to have him work on my car repairs and teach me about the mechanics of my car all while saving me hundreds. It is a very honorable job in my opinion and necessary. It also branches out into other areas like being a visual thinker and learner, being able to assemble different things, and critical thinking and problem solving.

    I do like the amount of time we have together, I never thought about how busy a doctor would be for a relationship - but that is a very real thing! A lot of professionals work this way, and it's exhausting! And the loans on top of it are a huge stressor.

    Blue collar for me :) Thanks for the forum!

    Re: Marry a Blue Collar or White Collar?

    Hey dgriffay,

    I have no preference. I would want someone that seems educated but I’m not that picky. It would be nice to marry someone with any kind of extra skill, a cook, a message therapist, a doctor, airline employee, the list goes on! At the end of the day though as long as I like her I don’t care what she does as long as it lines up with my beliefs.

    Good post!

    Re: Marry a Blue Collar or White Collar?

    Hi dgriffay,

    I would totally marry anyone I loved no matter whether they had a blue or white collar profession.

    The advantages of a blue collar job are many and most have already been named. Another that I thought of is the demand for those types of jobs. Where would we be without our garbage collectors, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, etc. My mom has always lamented that neither she nor my dad are handy around the house and how she wishes either she or my dad was a carpenter, electrician, plumber or auto mechanic. That would have saved a lot of money and hassle over the years. And of course the lack of student loans is definitely a plus!

    Thanks for the forum, and have a good one!