Dating below your social class
Few people I spoke to reported having parents who plotted against their children’s relationships, or felt they were subject to social stigma for their cross-class relationship.In fact, it’s usually not until meeting their in-laws that the couples themselves tend to become aware of their differences: more privileged partners spoke of the shock of walking into a house with hundreds of crystal figurines or trying to eat spam with a smile.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.
I've never hooked up with a socialite or a high school drop-out.
From fairy tales to adult films, we are exposed to a repeated idea: that love, or at least lust, crosses class lines.
In fiction, cross-class relationships either end in marriage and happily-ever-after, or else in dissolution and even death. Last year, I set out to answer this question by interviewing college-educated men and women who had married partners from different class backgrounds, for my book Most of the time, couples’ recognition of their different pasts was acknowledged in little more than a comment about their father’s job or a lavish family vacation.
What I didn't realize is you don't "pop in" to Ikea; you immerse yourself.
The place is massive and teeming with nesting couples.