Level education dating
I was at a speed dating event last night for the second time.
Just like the first time, it was full of smart, pretty, successful women in their thirties and forties and men of similar ages with manual labor jobs (and a few running their own manual labor businesses) but no men of equivalent professional or educational status except for one doctor.
I said I would be unlikely to go again because I have nothing in common to talk about with the men that I have met at these events.
He proceeded to give me a lecture as to why I shouldn’t automatically dismiss dating the two guys who were responsible for service washes in the launderette as they may be perfectly nice people and that career women in their thirties get what they deserve if they don’t.
Literally, the ONLY thing he can do when you tell him that you have nothing in common (without getting to know him) is tell you that you’re wrong for judging people and that this attitude may come back to haunt you. So, to be crystal clear: no one (besides the fat, stupid and elderly) is saying that you have to date the fat, stupid, or elderly. The reason that I call this a blind spot for women is because women tend to adhere more to their checklists, which usually call for a man who is just like you, but better.
"I think that's dissipated a bit, where there aren't these built-in expectations of who should be above." Educated, professional women exposed to men working lower-paying jobs growing up are more likely to date them, said Amadu Jacky Kaba, a sociology professor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.Women made more money than men in 22 percent of married couples surveyed in 2007, compared with 4 percent in 1970.While men make more money overall and hold more management positions, women are making greater gains.Coates said they have dated for eight years and plan to get married soon.Dating a man who makes less money or hasn't attained as high a level of education can be difficult, said Whitney Casey, a dating expert at Match.com, the online dating site for singles.