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.(Hypergamy does not require the man to be older, only of higher status, and social equals usually refers to social circles rather than economic equality). It’s the type you’ve read about, or seen in some Sunday night period drama that your parents love.Today, most people marry their approximate social equals, and in some parts of the world hypergamy has decreased.It is becoming less common for women to marry older men.while men express a desire for an analogue of hypergamy based on physical attractiveness; they desire a mate who ranks higher on the physical attractiveness scale than they themselves do." with the general rule being that older men have had more time to gather wealth and status than younger men and they are on average wealthier and of higher status.

Loving someone may come naturally to you, but you never knew what you signed up for — neither of you did.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.This concept of women marrying up, cited in the Vedas as the Anuloma, was justified as the mechanism to keep the Hindu ideological equivalent of the gene pool from degrading.The opposite of the Anuloma, called the Pratiloma, was not allowed in the ancient Indian society.

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