This is something I’ve struggled with for years…how should social class issues factor into who I date? You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.In the past, I have usually dated guys in the lower middle class range. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.In 2012, does a class system exist in the dating world?As she continued on about how her future wedding would only be involving two doctors, I started examining my own life.Dating is a stage of romantic or sexual relationships in humans whereby two or more people meet socially, possibly as friends or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a more committed intimate relationship or marriage.It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple.I have experienced, in one way, shape, or form, every social class except for the “underclass” and the old-wealth capitalist class. He has a souped up Mustang with nitrous boosters in the trunk. I looked over at him while he’s saying this and noticed he has a baseball cap on backwards. This entry was posted on Friday, October 17th, 2008 at pm and is filed under 08) Age 35 and Counting.
So, for the past few years, I’ve made an effort to date a wider variety of guys. I recently spent a Saturday morning strolling around a downtown market with an old friend. We walked along the stalls, taking in the eccentric atmosphere, chatting about life.The sun was shining, familiar jokes had left a smile etched on my face and I just couldn't get over the deals I was seeing (three green peppers for a dollar?! As conversations held by females in their mid-twenties sometimes do, our chat turned to dating.That statement made me drop the cantaloupe I was examining at a fruit stand. In her own roundabout way, she told me that she expected her partner to be at least a doctor (or, if she had to settle, maybe a lawyer).No one "underneath" her would really be able to understand her mind, let alone provide a suitable lifestyle.As a successful lawyer, she had no problem picking up the check or splurging for a new suit so Steve could better fit in at her office mixer.But while she thought she was being kind, she was actually inadvertently hurting Steve's feelings with her generosity. "It is harder on men than on women, because for many, there is still the expectation that men are the providers and much of our confidence is tied up in this," says Alden.We asked Scott Alden, dating expert from How About "Someone from a lower class dating an upper class person might experience embarrassment, feelings of inadequacy or even anger toward their partner," he says."An upper class person dating someone more blue collar might experience guilt or resentment."You might remember the Sex and the City episode when Miranda first starting dating Steve.With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.