Dating different social classes
Of course, financial equality does not mean cultural equality, so you wonder why he attaches too much importance to simple things like good food or designer labels.
He, on the other hand, gets exasperated by your easy-come-easy-go spending attitude.
However, it is better to opt for one which isn’t already threatened by the boundaries of class at the initial point…don’t you think?
Have you ever dated someone with a richer or poorer background than yours?
Believe it or not though, social class or shall we say socio-economic differences, still pose a very difficult challenge in relationships today.
Anyone who has dated someone outside their social class can affirm that there are strange tensions and inevitable speed bumps that come with these kinds of relationships. For instance, your boyfriend could be from a high-class, wealthy family while you come from a working-class family with less money.
More money often means more power Though the idea of more money equaling more power in a relationship seems like a bad after-taste of nineteenth century Utilitarianism and the materialism of the Industrial Revolution, nevertheless the economics of relationships continues to be an ugly fact.
You start to think you cannot keep up with him because you have to be extremely careful with money.Again, there was the fact that his diction was flawed, and their experiences growing up were very different.Of course, her intention was not to ridicule the guy.A couple of days ago, while having drinks with some friends at Intercontinental hotel (which turned out to be a horrible experience, as the place is nothing like a 5 star hotel…or even a 4 star -the food is substandard and the roof of the bar leaks), a friend mentioned her recent experience on a date.She had gone out with a guy who, although was wealthy, obviously had a working-class background.Also, you know that the only way both of you could travel together on a regular basis is if he pays for you, and that just seems wrong.Likewise, it could be the other way round and you are the girl from an upper-middle-class family, while your man has a working class background.There is nothing new in marriage between different classes – kings and queens have done it before and royal heirs of today are still doing it.And yet the institution of marriage all over the world has somehow always aligned itself along horizontal lines so that the majority of people appear to choose partners from roughly similar cultural and economic background.Obviously, I have nothing against it, but it certainly would be quite a chore building a relationship with someone from a dramatically different social background, wouldn’t it?Sure, all relationships take work, but with a combination maturity and a willingness to healthily compromise, you can overcome any relationship problem.