Step by Step: Your Career from Undergrad to Postdoc | Science | AAAS
Basically, NEVER date undergrads, and teachers shouldn't date any student (" Student" here includes grad student, postdoc, and clinical. If post-doc/grad student has anything at all academically to do with the afore mentioned (undergrad?) student then leave the relationship ideas. But I'm wondering if postdoc-student dating or relationships are also . but most people would think it was inappropriate to date an undergrad.
Step by Step: Your Career from Undergrad to Postdoc
The undergrad is more likely to blow off studying for midterms when a kegger rolls around, but the grad student will be much more weary of jeopardizing his scholarly reputation. His Peers Undergrad Boy hangs out with the kids on his floor. His connections range from his frat brothers to the other kids taking Racquetball for an easy credit to the random kids from Orientation he just happened to click with.
That said, if you are chasing an English grad student, expect his social gatherings to involve in-depth discussions of Milton and Blake, and expect the Molecular Biology PhD candidate to have… well… other friends who actually care about Molecular Biology. If you are both adult about where each other is coming from, you have the basis of a meaningful relationship.
Especially if it means you can wake up dry in the morning.
Intra-lab relationships (aka labcest) : labrats
The Life Experience A grad student might be able to give you advice as you ride the ups and downs of the undergraduate rollercoaster. If your grad student guy is in the same field as you, he might also make a good study buddy. On the other hand, the grad student might be too busy writing research papers to be your personal tutor, and an undergraduate boyfriend will ride the undergrad rollercoaster with you, and the two of you can figure out how to win at the game of Life together.
If you have only dated undergrads, just beware that dating a grad student will be an entirely different experience. Also I'm using a throwaway due to the ease of figuring out who I am with my other handle.
The Difference a Degree Makes: Dating Undergrads and Grad Students
I'm currently a relatively new graduate student in a young, new PI's lab. For the longest while, it was just me and the lab tech he hired. The tech and I quickly became good friends and what do you know: We sort of proceeded for a while where as soon as we were drinking and alone, we always ended up doing the same thing i. It was just casual fun. Then then it stopped for a while; I won't get into too much of the details, but my tech was in a long distance thing throughout all of this from a previous relationship they had when they moved down for the job in my defense I thought it was dead.
The person they were dating tried moving to make it work, and it quickly deteriorated and now my tech is officially single. And here's the tricky part. I know the saying "don't shit where you eat" and I more than little miffed at being cast aside for their older, seemingly finished relationship.