There are far worse things to be saddled with than a lot of debt (and if you don't believe me, just read through some of my previous columns from readers with psycho exes, racist families, chronic illnesses, etc.).
And the bottom line is that you're able to manage your debt, right?
Certainly, before you, say, propose marriage you'd want to disclose that information about yourself.
(The Frisky) -- Dear Wendy: I'm a 31-year-old, single guy in Chicago.
I'm at a point in my life where I'd like to find a great woman and think about settling down and perhaps start a family in the not too distant future.
How I arrived at that 0,000 is moot, but what isn't is the psychological handicap I've developed.
I am ashamed and embarrassed to be burdened by such student debt, and I can't help but feel most women would be scared off by it.
Unfortunately, I have a terrible secret that is making it difficult for me to get close to women: I have 0,000 in student loan debt (no, I am not a doctor).
Aside from that scary number, I am financially responsible and have a promising career with a high income trajectory ahead of me.