We ended up having quite a few rows that ultimately went back to our different upbringings. Navigating a relationship where your outlooks about money differ can exacerbate the tension of dating someone of a different economic status. During the time i met her i could notice she comes from a more "humble" background compared to me, but she is still a really nice and caring girl, ill put our realities in perspective so you have an idea of both of us. But gradually, as they get to know each other better, they begin to realize they come from different worlds. So what's it actually like, when you don't mate assortatively? In purely class terms, the decision about secondary school will be major. And Tom was not that bothered about class — he couldn't have married anybody who was a class warrior, who thought everything he stood for was awful.
Examine your assumptions What are they really about?
The Truth About "Mixed-Collar" Dating — From the People Who Make These Relationships Work
Even the phrases "marrying up" and "marrying down" are sullying to use. Say you noticed she jokes about it sometimes and you're worried she's thinking that way, but you and your parents don't care about things like that. White-collar professionals like to manage and organize things, while working-class people like to "go with the flow more. Navigating a relationship where your outlooks about money differ can exacerbate the tension of dating someone of a different economic status. My dad's business became successful when I was in college, so he has money now too. Maybe she's just joking around and knows that her upbringing doesn't matter to you. Which is refreshing because this kind of scenario is how guys tend to think when dating a girl "out of their league.