Sure, it will always make certain people uncomfortable to have to hear about poverty, but you know what? I'm from a poor family. We ended up having quite a few rows that ultimately went back to our different upbringings. However, the uncomfortable truth is we do gravitate to partners who have the most in common with us, which means we tend to date within our social classes and education levels. 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. Understanding Cross-Class Marriagesand in it, we learn about a take on marrying up or down we don't usually hear.
Marrying out of your social class will be hard, but not doomed
Better to find out now rather than years later that your secret love of Vienna sausages is unacceptable.
The Truth About "Mixed-Collar" Dating — From the People Who Make These Relationships Work
Exhausting is a good word for it, I think. When I was dating the guy he was no longer "poor", he was doing well for himself. He reads the Telegraph; he's voted Tory for years and years. Aladdin weds Princess Jasmine.