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Dating on the other side of the tracks?

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

361 comments Add your comment

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
3:44 pm

What’s the whore uniform look like?

Celisea

March 28th, 2011
3:44 pm

I’m having leftover ribs (grilled in the rain…yeah baby) for dinner.

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

March 28th, 2011
3:45 pm

“The little book reading, plainly dressed nerd will be the woman to rock your world”

Purple — Amen, brother…

Leggs

March 28th, 2011
3:48 pm

@NY ~ I’m leaving at 4:00. Would you mind leaving the E.O.D.?

Randyt (aka Been There, Done That, Got THIS T-Shirt and Many More)

March 28th, 2011
3:48 pm

I’m Swiss…actually, I was probably one of the few, conservative or liberal that held the belief that extending the tax cuts AND extending the unemployment benefits were wrong. A quick history lesson though…Bush lowered the tax rate (true), after Clinton raised it (true), after Reagan lowered it (true)…and I can’t remember from there, so not sure how far we need to go back to decide was it a tax cut, a tax equalization, or what ;-)

kimmie

March 28th, 2011
3:49 pm

Purple/Swiss – Quit telling my secret – about the nerds! :)

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
3:51 pm

LIke I said kimmie, everything you say is right :) LOL

SexyCool

March 28th, 2011
3:52 pm

“You can not read a book by it’s cover.”

PLito – doesn’t stop you guys from trying. This morning, I was up at ABC getting a sandwich. This older gentleman walked up to me and was very complimentary. He ended it by saying, “Some man is really lucky.”

I smiled and said thank you. But in my mind, my first thought was “How do you know?” I could be some empty airhead or some hateful, horrible chick. Hell, there *could* be some lucky woman. (lol)

But…he drew a conclusion based on appearances. And whereas really, it was nothing more than a compliment, there were a lot of assumptions made.

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

March 28th, 2011
3:53 pm

RandyHere you go. As you can see, the top rate has been reduced drastically since the 80s and the threshold for what qualifies as the top bracket has been increased substantially (granted, there’s inflation to factor in).

Leggs

March 28th, 2011
3:54 pm

Ok, ladies and gentleman…if NY doesn’t step to the plate, the bag is in the air.

PEACE!

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
3:57 pm

SexyCool, when a woman is happy she just glows and that glow/light is attractive! Besides we men know when another man has marked his territory. LOL

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
3:57 pm

SexyCool blogs like a happy woman in a happy relationship…others…not so much. LOL

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

March 28th, 2011
3:58 pm

kimmie — It’s not a secret. Me & Purp have already told the other blog dudes all about your skillz… :lol:

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:01 pm

kimmie, I did not tell anyone…I just showed them the video clips before I sold it to Vivid!

Blackfoote

March 28th, 2011
4:01 pm

SexyC:

I say that to attractive women all the time. It’s based on their outter appearance and for me it’s just a compliment cause a few of them wont even acknowledge the overture.

Blackfoote

March 28th, 2011
4:06 pm

LOL…..@Swiss&Purple

Kimmie what you gon do with them……LOL

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:08 pm

Blackfoote, you haven’t seen the video huh?

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

March 28th, 2011
4:08 pm

I’m having leftover ribs (grilled in the rain…yeah baby) for dinner.
Celisea Dang you grilled some ribs and didn’t even invite me?

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:10 pm

Dreams, Celisea is just grimy like that.

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:13 pm

What do tigers dream of when they take their little tiger snooze? Do they dream of mauling zebras, or Halle Berry in her Catwoman suit? Don’t you worry your pretty striped head, we’re gonna get you back to Tyson and your cozy tiger bed. And then we’re gonna find our best friend Doug, and then we’re gonna give him a best friend hug. Doug, Doug, oh, Doug, Dougie, Dougie, Doug, Doug! But if he’s been murdered by crystal meth tweakers,

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:14 pm

Not you fat Jesus, slide it on back.

kimmie

March 28th, 2011
4:15 pm

Blackfoote – I really don’t know what to say! I was giving nerds a high 5 because I’ve always loved them and even set to marry one. Now all of a sudden there is a video out!

Purple/Swiss – You do know there is a fee for viewing, right? I don’t come cheap! I need to milk my 15 minutes of fame, just like Kim Kardashian!LOL!!!

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:16 pm

kimmie, your check is in the mail. LOL

kimmie

March 28th, 2011
4:17 pm

Purple – Okie dokie!LOL!!

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

March 28th, 2011
4:18 pm

“I don’t come cheap!”

No, but you do come loudly… Just sayin’…. :lol:

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:20 pm

Blackfoote

March 28th, 2011
4:20 pm

Hey Purple Vivid films are the best at what they do…..LOL

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

March 28th, 2011
4:20 pm

Purple — She left herself wide open to that one — just like in the video, come to think of it…. :lol:

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

March 28th, 2011
4:21 pm

You do know there is a fee for viewing, right? I don’t come cheap! I need to milk my 15 minutes of fame, just like Kim Kardashian!LOL!!!
kimmie, kimmie, kimmie I knew you were torn up about me not taking you to Waffle House, but videos? I didn’t know you’d take it so hard… lol

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:22 pm

Swiss, LOL

Dreams, what do you mean you didn’t know she would take it so hard? That’s the only way she likes it!

Blackfoote

March 28th, 2011
4:24 pm

Dreams that’s just wrong of Celisea grilling ribs and didn’t call out the blog crew I had a couple of slabs to throw on there.

kimmie

March 28th, 2011
4:24 pm

Okay, you all are getting a little too crazy! But what did I expect? There is a price for fame, I guess!

Blackfoote

March 28th, 2011
4:26 pm

Kimmie you’re in a web Spider Man couldn’t get you out of….LOL

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

March 28th, 2011
4:28 pm

“Kimmie you’re in a web Spider Man couldn’t get you out of…”

No, I think the one thing we can say for certain is that kimmie has knocked off all of the cobwebs… :lol:

kimmie

March 28th, 2011
4:29 pm

:lol:

All I can do is laugh!!

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:30 pm

kimmie laugh all the way to the bank!

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

March 28th, 2011
4:30 pm

Kimmie you’re in a web Spider Man couldn’t get you out of…
Nah, kimmie is super savy and classy. She can elude the web, all while wearing heals, looking fly, and having every strand of hair in place.

Night ya’ll.

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

March 28th, 2011
4:31 pm

You brought this on yourself, kimmie… Just like the Jello & the Astro-Glide.

Blackfoote

March 28th, 2011
4:31 pm

Oh No Swiss…….LOL
I got a feeling Kimmie will have all of us wearing t-shirts tomorrow.

kimmie

March 28th, 2011
4:32 pm

Thanks Dreams, you’re my only friend!LOL!!

Good night all!

kimmie

March 28th, 2011
4:33 pm

Blackfoote – That’s right, and charging $20 for those shirts too!LOL!!

DFW D.C.

March 28th, 2011
4:34 pm

We don’t need no groceries, we can fill up on love alone- Anthony Hamilton

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:34 pm

All of the women are gone now?

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:35 pm

Thaat’s my kimmie and don’t you forget it. LOL

Celisea

March 28th, 2011
4:38 pm

Dreams – You’re always invited to break bread

Blackfoote – Next time we’ll make a go at it…your ribs, my crib (see it rhymes)…corny I know…lol

NY state of mind

March 28th, 2011
4:40 pm

@Leggs..I’m sorry..were you asking me something? I’ve been away in a meeting.

Randyt (aka Been There, Done That, Got THIS T-Shirt and Many More)

March 28th, 2011
4:40 pm

Ahhh Swiss, that was a good and a bad pdf of the income tax rates. Good becasue I like that it has them all, bad because I just realized how little I get of my travel “bumps” after mentally adding state, sales, medicare, SS, etal…guess I’m rich though so I guess that counts for something ;-) .

I am afraid, no joke, about bracket creap…it happens. pPrsonally I am a flat taxer, and a Jeffersonian Anarchist…less government, all pay the same percentage, no loopholes…but no one callednd asked for my opinion (strange how that happens, I’ve been right by the phone).

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
4:41 pm

NY she want’s you to leave the end of the day quote.

Celisea

March 28th, 2011
4:43 pm

I’m fighting a migraine…wonder if M&Ms and a diet coke will help…let me try it

Blackfoote

March 28th, 2011
4:49 pm

Celisea we can make that work.