But in the beginning, when we’re dating and trying to build a new relationship, what are the economic pitfalls of romance and how can we avoid them?He is from a wealthy family and you come from the other side of the tracks.There's nothing wrong with either, but long-term relationships do require that the participants either enjoy the same things or can respect their differences. I don't really feel comfortable with people from my social class, either as I grew up with (white trash) or currently (yuppie white collar).'Course, it could be that I'm just not comfortable with anyone, but my preference would be to date some semi-hippie chick who likes to read (a lot) but isn't necessarially all that formally educated.If your girlfriend is wealthy, and you come from a family with less money, you might feel as though there is a power imbalance in the relationship. Could dating someone outside your 'class' work?
I recieved many many books for Christmas and so I'm just now getting around to cracking this one. hanging out with blue collar people will at best be politely tolerant and at worst be openly condescending.
Dating outside your social class can be fraught with complications.
People from different social classes may have trouble understanding the way other classes operate.
Then there’s the “background” stuff, like where he or she is from, what their family is like, what they do and earn, and so on. ” stage, we like to think that stuff doesn’t matter. It shouldn’t matter who makes what and who has what, right? The harsher truth is, economics do impact our romantic relationships.
We’ve all heard that finances are cited as the number one cause of divorce in the US.
He said "All the stuff you guys talk about sounds neat, but I have no clue what it means, I'm just lost." (This made me sad because I have spent a lot of time talking to him about all kinds of stuff, not just my work.) And so, I suppose I see their point. What say the dopers: Good advice or just plain elitism? But aside from different experiences, we seem to approach the world in the same ways and have so much in common personality-wise that it hasn't mattered.