Looking for love in grad school

young people in jeans holding each other
young people in jeans holding each other

Most people go to graduate school to further their education or to take a step toward a career. But are people spending the time and money on grad school specifically to find a spouse?

According to SavvySugar, finding love is one of many incentives to go to grad school. The writer said that they had personally heard from people who said that their primary reason was to find love. "You'll be meeting lots of people with similar interest [sic] and goals so who knows what kind of romance will blossom from those late night study sessions," they said.

Perhaps it's a shaky reason to solely spend money on grad school -- grad school is a venue for people to pursue passions, not just potential mates. Tara Kuther, Ph.D., wrote that even "intellectual curiosity," being unsure about what to do next, or not feeling ready for a job are bad reasons for attending grad school. It's probably a given that "looking for a partner" isn't a sound enough reason to make such a big commitment.