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24 Struggles You'll Only Understand If You're Dating A PhD Student

You probably deserve a PhD in crisis counselling.

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1. When you're dating a PhD student, your partner spends all day every day obsessing about a single, tiny, specific subject.

2. Even when you're having a nice weekend or an evening off, you know exactly what their mental schedule looks like.


11. You're nearly as worried as they are about their thesis defense.

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By the time it comes around, though, you've picked up so much second-hand knowledge that you could probably do it for them.


13. Their academic brilliance doesn't quite seem to translate to the real world.

Has a PhD in Organic Chemistry, but can't set a DVR. #boyfriend

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Has a PhD in Organic Chemistry, but can't set a DVR. #boyfriend

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22. And since they spend all their time applying for grants and scholarships, they're really good at helping you with essays and cover letters.


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