Dating different social classes
Apart from weakened labor protections and the uneven distribution of productivity gains to workers, marital trends can play a role in maintaining inequality as well.
Sociologists such as Robert Mare and Kate Choi argue that the tendency for people to marry people like themselves extends to the realms of income, educational level, and occupation—which means richer people marry those with similar levels of wealth and income.
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.
From fairy tales to adult films, we are exposed to a repeated idea: that love, or at least lust, crosses class lines.
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.
When it comes to attitudes about work, Streib draws some particularly interesting conclusions about her research subjects.
She finds that people who were raised middle-class are often very diligent about planning their career advancement.
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.