This topic contains 13 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Viewing 14 posts – 1 through 14 of 14 total Author June 27, at I grew up pretty middle class suburban. I was not poor but I was not rich. We always had whatever we needed and much of what we wanted, but I was public school educated and lived quite normally. I am currently in a relationship with someone who grew up quite wealthy. So far things have been fine but I can tell that eventually this could cause issues.
By Kim Parker As Republicans gather for their national convention in Tampa to nominate a presidential candidate known, in part, as a wealthy businessman, a new nationwide Pew Research Center survey finds that many Americans believe the rich are different than other people. They are viewed as more intelligent and more hardworking but also greedier and less honest. The survey also finds that the gap between rich and poor goes far beyond income.
Adults who self-identify as being in the upper or upper-middle class are generally happier, healthier and more satisfied with their jobs than are those in the middle or lower classes.
This was March, but the weather had been horribly cold and everywhere there were mounds of blackened snow. As we moved slowly through the outskirts of the town we passed row after row of little grey slum houses running at right angles to the embankment. At the back of one of the houses a young woman was kneeling on the stones, poking a stick up the leaden waste-pipe which ran from the sink inside and which I suppose was blocked. I had time to see everything about her—her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold.
She looked up as the train passed, and I was almost near enough to catch her eye. She had a round pale face, the usual exhausted face of the slum girl who is twenty-five and looks forty, thanks to miscarriages and drudgery; and it wore, for the second in which I saw it, the most desolate, hopeless expression I have ever-seen. For what I saw in her face was not the ignorant suffering of an animal.
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Fast forward to , the Internet rules; anyone can meet anyone, and nobody kicks up a fuss about cross-class relationships or marriages anymore. It is not considered overtly scandalous. We no longer factor it in when considering the root of our relationship problems, and we look to psychology or gender norms instead when trying to figure out why our partner is being an ass.
We pretend that we live in a classless society where background does not matter as much as present compatibility. Believe it or not though, social class or shall we say socio-economic differences, still pose a very difficult challenge in relationships today. Anyone who has dated someone outside their social class can affirm that there are strange tensions and inevitable speed bumps that come with these kinds of relationships.
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Originally Posted by FortunateSon It can work, but it depends on the circumstance, people, etc. I’ve found that social class, or shall we say financial differences can prove to to be a very difficult challenge in relationships. Feelings such as insecurity, resentment, lack of understanding and respect can all come into play for person on the “lower” side of this difference. I always thought that my ex, who is from a very working class background, would be happy and appreciate that my family has a successful business and that I am very financially secure, but she ended up feeling insecure and resentful about it despite my every effort to show her that it was our relationship that was important, not our financial standing.
It frustrated me that she never appreciated the advantages it gave us as a couple, she only dwelled on the fact we were not on equal footing financially.
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No…online dating involves just cold, shallow text. As far as a guy is concerned, women have it made. They have the choice of the litter. All they have to do is get online every day, sitting on their princess throne and file through the dozens or more profiles of men who have messaged them throughout the day. Unfortunately, the reality is nowhere near that fantasy.
To get some insight into what women go through on these dating websites, I pulled aside one of my family members who I knew had spent some time on these sites looking for her future spouse. By the time of this interview, she had already given up and moved on, finally discovering her future husband while visiting old friends at her alma mater. Her responses completely surprised me.
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Next Can a couple from two different social classes work? I am in love with my closest female friend who I have known for 3 years now. I am from a very middle class family in England my father was a lawyer and my mother a psychotherapist. I went to a private school and a top UK university. My friend is from a working class background. She has a first class degree in Fine She has a first class degree in Fine Art from an art school but has a lack of expectation that you often find in people from poorer backgrounds.
Opinions For richer or poorer: The challenges of marrying outside your class When couples grow up in different classes, it can shape the fights they have in their marriage. As a kid, her house was always in disrepair. Some refused to play with her. She read design magazines and blogs obsessively, poring over the latest trends in closet organization and wall colors.
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In , everyone went crazy for the BBC’s social classes calculator. It sorted us all into seven distinct social groups, from the precariat to the elite. Professor Mike Savage from the London School of Economics thinks that the traditional three-class analysis is out of date, so he created a new way of sorting class-obsessed Britain into social groups. The seven social classes Elite – This is the wealthiest and most privileged group in the UK. They went to private school and elite universities and enjoy high cultural activities such as listening to classical music and going to the opera.
Established middle class – This is the most gregarious and the second wealthiest of all the class groups. They work in traditional professions and socialise with a wide variety of people, and take part in a wide variety of cultural activities. Technical middle class – This is a small, distinctive and prosperous new class group. They prefer emerging culture, such as social media, and mix mainly among themselves.
They work in science and tech and come from middle-class backgrounds.