White collar women dating blue collar men
Make sure that both people are contributing equally to the relationship -- if not financially, then in other ways.
In the end, Alden says, as with anything in a relationship, communication is key to success..living happily ever after."You just have to be aware of the challenges and open to talking them out.
And, if so, what are some of the challenges you should expect to face?
We asked Scott Alden, dating expert from How About "Someone from a lower class dating an upper class person might experience embarrassment, feelings of inadequacy or even anger toward their partner," he says.
"An upper class person dating someone more blue collar might experience guilt or resentment."You might remember the Sex and the City episode when Miranda first starting dating Steve.
As a successful lawyer, she had no problem picking up the check or splurging for a new suit so Steve could better fit in at her office mixer.
But while she thought she was being kind, she was actually inadvertently hurting Steve's feelings with her generosity. "It is harder on men than on women, because for many, there is still the expectation that men are the providers and much of our confidence is tied up in this," says Alden.
So how does a man cope with a girlfriend who makes more money than him?
Shutterstock I recently hung out with a group of girlfriends I hadn’t seen in a very long time.While Alden says it's usually not as much of an issue, there are some things to keep an eye out for."Women often feel 'kept' by a man who pays for everything," he says, "as if there's a debt they can never repay.Men in this situation may experience resentment if a woman is not contributing to the relationship in an some other way, to balance it out."Related: When Does a Guy Deserve a Second Look?But you're smitten with one another and want to make it work.Can you successfully date someone outside your social class?