Here’s a headline from The New York Post that oughta win some sort of award. Date Down.” Apparently, Manhattan has 38% more young, college-educated women than it does similar men.This “academic inequality” has lead to something called a “man drought,” and now, thousands of college educated women are struggling to find a “suitable mate.” The solution?
Hollywood Cinderella stories aside, the reality is that major social class differences are rarely bridged in romantic relationships due to the inherent difficulties such relationships pose on numerous fronts.
Family and friends are very important considerations, as are professional ties.
According to the headline, more women should consider “dating down,” a process whereby college educated women explore romantic possibilities with men from a “lower educational or social class.” The article itself includes several profiles of happy couples, each consisting of a man who didn’t graduate from college and a woman who did, and concludes that certain men who didn’t get a college degree just might be a viable option for white-collared women who did. Imagine for a moment, if The Post had attached the same headline to an article that suggested single women looking for love could improve their odds by dating men of a different race. Imagine if the article included interviews with interracial couples wherein white women found happiness with black men.
Then, imagine the fallout if The Post concluded – in their headline no less – that more white women should consider “dating down” to achieve the same level of happiness?
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These traits are based on the man and his upbringing, not whether he is white collar or blue collar. IMO A blue collar man should NEVER pursue a white collar woman.
By that I mean that a man should NEVER pursue a woman who earns more than him, EVER. The only time I'd consider it "ok" for a blue collar man to be with a white collar woman who earns more than him is IF the woman pursued him.
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In which case, that person might bring a lot to the relationship.