Dating across class lines
It’s a strange life, being a working-class person dating an upper-class one.Of course, no-one knows what they’re signing up for when they fall in love. It’s a vulnerable state of being where people attempt to put their most beguiling selves out there to see if another person likes them.Light-hearted comments from partners translate into condescending remarks on your character. It might be a clarification of the remark you made that wasn’t as polished as you intended it to be.“I came to realise that when I met his friends, the first thing they asked me was where I went to school.I quickly stopped mentioning the name of my town school as it was met with looks of confusion, and started referring to it vaguely as ‘oh I just went to my local school’.“Once, when I met a particularly wealthy friend’s parents, he even suggested I didn’t mention I wasn’t privately educated.Evolutionary psychologists contend this is an inherent sex difference arising out of sexual selection, with men driven to seek women who will give birth to healthy babies and women driven to seek men who will be able to provide the necessary resources for the family's survival.including a 2012 analysis of a survey of 8,953 people in 37 countries, which found that the more gender-equal a country, the likelier male and female respondents were to report seeking the same qualities as each other rather than different ones.
How do you juggle the voracity of love with the inexplicability of privilege? But like a lot of working-class people, my identity now stretches beyond the bounds of me as a teenager struggling to give a toss in my slightly too-small-for-size hometown.
Marriage reduces the overall genetic quality of her offspring by precluding the possibility of impregnation by a genetically higher quality male, albeit without his parental investment.
However, this reduction may be compensated by greater levels of parental investment by her genetically lower quality husband.
refers to the inverse: marrying a person of lower social class or status (colloquially "marrying down").
Both terms were coined in the Indian subcontinent in the 19th century while translating classical Hindu law books, which used the Sanskrit terms anuloma and pratiloma, respectively, for the two concepts.