Dating below your social class
Vicki also had her children’s lives planned before they were born – they would be good students and involved in many extra-curricular activities.
John believed he should meet his kids before deciding on how to parent them and that it was not his place to decide who they should become. ” and saying of John, “For him, it’s ‘It will always work out. Don’t worry.’” Most of the couples I spoke with found ways to work out these differences, and their lives were much more mundane than a movie would dramatize.
In regards to money, work, housework, leisure, time, parenting, and emotions, people with working-class roots wanted to go with the flow and see what happened, while their spouses with middle-class backgrounds wanted to manage their resources by planning, monitoring, and organizing. Should money be spent according to gut feeling or only as the carefully-created budget allowed?
Should careers unfold as they may, or should specific career trajectories be planned and sought out?
From fairy tales to adult films, we are exposed to a repeated idea: that love, or at least lust, crosses class lines.