IdeasmarriageclassrelationshipCinderella. Subcribe to Eve Digital Newsletter. He chops wood! Reddit users gathered on a recent thread to talk about what they learned from dating someone whose socioeconomic background is totally different from theirs. They're always doing things round the house. I don't want them to grow up feeling completely divorced from their grandparents and their cousins. Announcing that my girlfriend was pregnant was probably the all-time low point.
Later on, my mum drew me to one side.
Problems with Dating out of Your Social Class
Despite the constant negotiations that living in a cross-class marriage entails, love can cross class lines and couples can live a real-life version of happily-ever-after. It shows how ingrained it is, that if a person is of a higher class, they're worth more. From fairy tales to adult films, we are exposed to a repeated idea: People with working-class roots wanted to go with the flow and see what happened. Probably what class gives you is a belief that you can achieve things. The "New York Times" article "When Richer Weds Poorer, Money Isn't the Only Difference" describes a couple in which the lower-class husband did not fit in with people from his wealthy wife's social class -- because he was a straight shooter and she and her friends talked around issues. In my girlfriend's circles, questions are not the currency of good manners, but the height of rudeness: