There was a time when you wouldn’t think of dating outside your socioeconomic class. According to a lot of people, this is still an issue in modern day dating. There are still mothers that ask their sons, “Who are her people? What do they do?, ” and if he doesn’t respond with an acceptable profession that signifies affluent wealthy family? Well, that is where things get a little tricky.
Whether you are from a modest, working class family or a wealthy, powerful one, when you make a decision to break from tradition, you have to be prepared for the backlash. A lot of couples realize they are not built for this and others become closer because of it. Do you think our upbringing and our socioeconomic status is an issue in your dating life?
Have you ever dated someone that seemed to come from a completely different world than you? Perhaps you are used to down home, unpretentious surroundings (like me!) and you met someone who spent their childhood in boarding schools and mansions. Do you think it could work?
When we talked about family disapproving of the person you were dating, I wondered how this situation would play out once things got to be serious. Once the family has come to accept your mate, how do you think the cultural and social differences would impact your relationship?
Do you think single people still have to contend with “dating from the wrong side of the track” or has society moved beyond that school of thought?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog