But you're smitten with one another and want to make it work.
Can you successfully date someone outside your social class?
Together with my friend Hugo, an old Etonian barrister, I had arranged to pick up Al from outside his local pub so we could drive there together. Beside him, Al, wearing a horrible dust-stained donkey jacket (which I have since thrown away), seemed diminished and scruffy.
As anyone who has watched David Cameron will know, Etonians are the most confident, bombastic men in the universe.
'Course, it could be that I'm just not comfortable with anyone, but my preference would be to date some semi-hippie chick who likes to read (a lot) but isn't necessarially all that formally educated.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.The following advice really offended me, and yet I can see some of the practical sides of it: Never date outside your social class. The business man who dates a career waitress, or the lawyer who dates a handyman: Your new significant other will feel left out, will not feel as if he fits in. They acknowledge that sometimes these things work, but say that it is rare. It actually made me angry (at least angry enough to post here.) And yet..female lawyer friend is married to a man who worked at a grocery store.He (actually the book alternates he and she throughout the book, but I find it annoying and will spare you) will start to resent your friends and then start to resent you. He has privately told me that he feels left out in our groups. My husband and I are from different social classes, mine wealthy, his pretty much white trash (his words).I recieved a book for Christmas - either as a joke or perhaps well-meaning - on how to snag my soul-mate.