Buena Visa Pictures They say opposites attract, but is that true when it comes to your income bracket? Reddit users gathered on a recent thread to talk about what they learned from dating someone whose socioeconomic background is totally different from theirs. Many said they enjoy introducing their partners to certain aspects of their lifestyle, whether that includes swanky dinners or "dirt cheap" fishing, but others admit it can be hard.
So what's it like to be a working-class kid dating a one-percenter or vice versa? Here are some of the most illuminating answers from the Reddit thread. My father and step mother were given custody of me, they are hardcore bikers. I grew up learning learning how to sell drugs, fight, work on bikes, make moonshine, etc.
My SO comes from upper middle class, went to private school, family celebrates birthdays, having a fridge half filled of food is "getting low" etc.
We learn from each other. Really, we just teach each other and love each other for our differences. I was ecstatic that I had my first 5 driving lessons paid for me as my present from my parents. We only go out on birthdays and have to be wary of how much we spend. I don't judge her at all and her family are hard working and lovely. It's just hard not to be a little bit jealous sometimes. She has no student loan debt, but helps me pay mine, and has since we were engaged.
Her mom and dad love me, they have taken me on family vacations for years now. I proposed to her in Belize, visited Italy and England, California this year, Ireland next year, Germany the year after He had underwear that was full of holes but would still not throw them out, even after I bought him a bunch more.
Also, he knew very little about life outside of his home state, was never up on current world affairs, and was ignorant to soooo much basic knowledge. Because of his upbringing he chose to be willfully ignorant and never even try new things, that was my issue. No, I didn't break up with him because he was poor, I broke up with him because he tried to live with me for free despite having TWO jobs.
In part because she knows her family has worked hard to get to where they are, and if I mention it, she'll tell me that there was a time before her father was self employed where they struggled. Makes it hard to accept they truly struggled as much as mine did.