Dating outside social class

"Strangers who have never met yet who share a class background often have more in common with each other than spouses with whom they share their life if they came from different classes," sociologist Jessi Streib, author of But thanks in large part to the Internet leveling the playing field, people have more opportunity to meet and hook up with those from different walks of life.Take, for instance, Kim* and Zach, who met through Craigslist casual encounters.People from different social classes have different ways of acting -- similar to a culture -- that can take time to understand.If your boyfriend has enough family money to buy designer clothing, drive his own sports car and apply to dozens of colleges, while you are flipping burgers at the local hamburger joint to scrape together enough money to attend the local community college, you may have trouble seeing eye to eye.He is from a wealthy family and you come from the other side of the tracks.Although it was unlikely the two of you would end up dating, sparks flew and the rest is history.

would I date outside my race yes but I prefer my own....

That's because research shows that most of us just feel more comfortable dating people at similar educational and economic levels.

In fact, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have through mutual friends or work, people are simply more likely to cross paths and hook up if they have shared interests and backgrounds, which often means they have shared economic backgrounds as well.

Could dating someone outside your 'class' work?

By Marianne Beach, Gal You come from two different worlds. Blue collar, white collar--lower class, upper class--whatever you want to call it.

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