There is a perception/fear/reality that a woman entering into such a relationship will be plagued in her future with doubts at every step about whether her accomplishments are her own, or due to who she is partnered with. There is too much of a power relationship in the game. At the other extreme is a grad student dating a faculty member in a different field (possibly at a different university).There is also the fear, put forth by Potnia, So here's my breakdown of various (idealized) relationships that could be occurring in the post (and a few more cases). I see no problem with this, no matter what the gender distribution.(CNN) -- Though they had perhaps crossed paths several times on campus, it was only when Andy Lalinde was scrolling through images of cute girls online that the one with brunette hair standing in some South American country caught his eye. With nothing to lose, Lalinde wrote a funny message proclaiming his love for nurses and hit send. While they could have passed each other walking to class, it took -- an online dating website exclusively for college students -- to bring them together and officially exchange vows on April 29.He opened her profile and saw her name was Michelle Przybyski. One walk of four hours with Lalinde's dog, Domino, around campus and a date at the library (that didn't really involve studying) later, the two Columbia University graduate students applied for a marriage license in New York just 10 days after meeting in person. With countless dating websites such as match.com, and okcupid.com, the online dating market is a bit crowded."The guys place the same priority on education and the same passion for their careers as I do," Hirner said."We're also at similar places in our lives, being students, which makes it easier to relate." Columbia University students Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer started the dating website on campus in November.
And while the following couples, who met in graduate school and have stayed together, say the joys definitely outweigh the frustrations, they agree that there are a few things you should consider before dating a fellow student.
In reality, however, many relationships have imbalances in status, salary, age, attractiveness and other factors.
Why, he asks, must the university legislate against them?
Any social psychologist can tell you that we are drawn to those we spend a lot of time with-a phenomenon known as the propinquity effect.
And the packed schedule most graduate students carry doesn't leave much time for meeting people outside the program.