After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.I wouldn't really date somebody from a lower social class, i don't usually like/respect these people much.I recently spent a Saturday morning strolling around a downtown market with an old friend. We walked along the stalls, taking in the eccentric atmosphere, chatting about life.The sun was shining, familiar jokes had left a smile etched on my face and I just couldn't get over the deals I was seeing (three green peppers for a dollar?! As conversations held by females in their mid-twenties sometimes do, our chat turned to dating.Yvonne explains: "I felt completely at ease with him and I felt more classy, more educated than him - my own working-class origins were thoroughly blurred by this time - and that was a relief after so often feeling inadequate before." But here, too, their differences got in the way and they separated.Yvonne says: "What I learned was just how much class does seem to have a meaning when you choose a partner." Yvonne's attempts to find a match where class seemed, as she had always hoped and assumed "at best an interest, or otherwise unimportant" may be extreme, but the significance of place in the social scale when people fall in love is a popular theme these days.My friend, a dedicated medical school student who fits the type-A personality description to the fullest, started explaining about how she thought guys were intimidated by her.She informed me that her new resolution is to only date someone at her level of education or higher.
Don't even get her started on a bottom of the barrel high school diploma. A red flag went off in my head as I asked myself a question.Kim self-identifies as working class: her father worked for the US Postal Service, while her mother was a nurse.Her boyfriend, Zach, on the other hand, is descended from a prestigious Midwestern family and grew up very affluent, living in a mansion-like home, playing on tennis courts and attending private schools. Do you have any idea how hot it is to watch your boyfriend chop wood?"Strangers who have never met yet who share a class background often have more in common with each other than spouses with whom they share their life if they came from different classes," sociologist Jessi Streib, author of But thanks in large part to the Internet leveling the playing field, people have more opportunity to meet and hook up with those from different walks of life.Take, for instance, Kim* and Zach, who met through Craigslist casual encounters.