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QUESTION: Has anyone here dated a local town hick (person from KW not at university)?

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  1. Seriously hick? I'm from KW, at least we don't think we are the centre of the world like everyone from the GTA.

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    1. newsflash, the GTA is the centre of Ontario

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    2. We don't all think so :(

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  2. What the fuck are you talking about OP? KW is far from hick

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    1. Didn't you know? Everyone who doesn't go to university is an uncultured heathen.

      But seriously, I understand wanting a partner with a similar level of education, but to think a university degree makes you.."better" is some stupid shit.

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  3. KW folks can't step to the real hicks. Gotta go a few more hours North

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  4. Coming from actual Hicksville, KW is much nicer.

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    1. Hey, I went out with a guy from Hicksville for a little while. There are some nice, handsome men in your town.

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  5. OH MY GOD PEOPLE NEED TO STOP CALLING KW A SMALL TOWN. I'm from an actual small town in the middle of nowhere. It's not Toronto, but KW is a fucking city. End of story.

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    1. KW is actually 3 cities: Kitchener, Waterloo, and the often forgotten sibling, Cambridge.

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  6. Ok I just want to say that some of the people in KW that don't, or haven't gone to Uni are pretty special - but that's the same for anywhere you go. I wouldn't call them hick though there are areas within an hour of KW with some pretty hick people

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  7. So I think I know what OP's getting at.

    I once dated someone from town who didn't go to university. And they just didn't get it. We couldn't click. They thought university was like more high school, and they didn't see why I took it so seriously. They're friends who didn't go to university/college also didn't quite get it either. For them, their lives ended at high school, the rest of their lives were just doing low skilled labour. So as we tried to find out more about one another their stories would come from years ago, times in high school, because the rest of their life was mostly boring low skilled work.

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    1. So what you're saying is you dated an idiot? That doesn't mean everyone from KW who isn't at university is like that. And, for that matter, I know tons of students at university that talk about high school as much as your moronic ex.

      Don't confuse non-university student with low-skill employee for life. There are lots of people who work skilled jobs who don't go to university. Tradespeople are a good example.

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    2. I get a feeling a lot of the 'low-skill' ppl 11 was talking about were tradespeople, 11.a. A lot of them are dense as fuck. People at university seem to think their trade is so mystical and tough to do, when most really are quite low-skill

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    3. 11 here. I wasn't talking about tradespeople. Tradespeople still have to go to a college and they get some amount of post-secondary experiences. My ex just stopped at high school and they did work which only requires a high school education, and it was labour oriented, not service oriented.

      And yes, 11a, people in university talk about high school. But it's not the end all and be all of their lives. They have other experiences to talk about, experiences from university. I think the thing I wanted you to take away was that it was difficult to make a connection. Two people who go to university share the common experiences of having gone to university and allow them to make connections through those shared experiences: they can talk about orientation week, having terrible profs, tough exams, or their involvement with their student union, etc. More specifically, I'd comment on the fact that I finished reading a great book for a class, and they'd come back with this time they read a book in grade 12. Because the last time they read a book was when they were forced to do it; whereas I choose the book I needed for the assignment and choose a book I wanted to read anyway.

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    4. ^ I feel like even tradespeople who went to college are in a different kind of world than people who go to university though. I dated a guy who went to college to be an electrician, and it was hard to make a "connection", as 11 said. It's been a while since we dated so I can't remember any specific examples.

      The guy I dated just wasn't very bright in general though. I felt like I always had to explain what I was saying and speak in simpler terms with him.

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    5. I think you guys are coming off a bit pompous here. I have a lot of friends who decided not to go to post secondary, or college instead of university. In fact, I am married to a person who obtained their GED at 25. They all have stable, well above minimum wage jobs. They are all intelligent, and I do not feel the need to 'dumb down' around them. The fact is, University does make you any more special or important than anyone else. And it doesn't automatically mean you are smarter than non-university goers. If you enter life after UW thinking people with lesser education can't 'make connections' or are stuck at low labour jobs, you are going to be missing out on some great connections and learning opportunities.

      One more point, many don't go to post-secondary due to personal reasons, not due to a lack of intelligence. My spouse? Didn't finish high school because he was looking after his sick mom and grandmother and had no dad to help. He has a wonderful job in the construction supplier industry (supplies tools and materials). One friend of mine didn't go because her parents couldn't afford to help pay for it, and she ended up getting pregnant by a guy who left her. She decided to support her child over going to school right away. She still was able to find a secure job with competitive pay.

      Perhaps it isn't 'them' that are having the issue making connections, maybe it is you.

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    6. **I am 11e...should have proof read. *university doesN'T make...*
      Oh the irony.

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    7. 11d here. I didn't mean to say that someone who went to college or just high school is automatically not very smart. I just meant that it seems as if the lives of tradespeople are different from the lives of university students, so it's harder to find things in common. My ex however was particularly dumb, but I didn't mean that all people in trades are like that.

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  8. KW may not be hickville but you'll have a tough time finding a more white trash population that some of the lower-income areas here.

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    1. Hamilton, Brantford and a good portion of London

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  9. Yeah I dated a hick from the Perimeter Institute, "down the road". He and his townie coworker buddies. Nice people but we didn't have much in common to talk about, though they tried. Great in the sack though.

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