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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

NY state of mind

March 28th, 2011
4:49 pm

Oh my..I got nothing right now…I cant even think at this moment..my meeting was a little to th left. The first thing that comes to mind after this long day I’ve had is: Do not Judge or you too will be judged!

Good Night Fam!

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

March 28th, 2011
4:55 pm

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it. — Jack Handy.

So long, folks!

Simple Man!!!!

March 28th, 2011
4:55 pm

Kimmie…I wish I woudda known!!! E’rbody know how much I loves to movies!!!

Celisea

March 28th, 2011
4:55 pm

Alright now Blackfoote – The next time I fire up the grill, you’ll get the first invite :) :)

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

March 28th, 2011
5:01 pm

“If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.” — Jack Handy

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

March 28th, 2011
5:02 pm

“I was sad, because I had no shoes.

Until I met a man that had no feet.

So, I took his shoes, cuz hey, he wan’t using them!”

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

March 28th, 2011
5:04 pm

Oh swiss, meant to say thanks for that pearl of wisdom last week about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes…priceless. Worked well with my cynical glasses that I usually wear.

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
5:04 pm

LOL Swiss where do you get these?

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

March 28th, 2011
5:06 pm

:lol: Purple — Just google “jack handy quotes” — they used to do one per week on SNL back in the day… Good stuff.

Purple Rain

March 28th, 2011
5:11 pm

SexyCool

March 28th, 2011
5:21 pm

“It takes more courage to live strong than to die slowly.”