Yvonne explains: "I felt completely at ease with him and I felt more classy, more educated than him - my own working-class origins were thoroughly blurred by this time - and that was a relief after so often feeling inadequate before." But here, too, their differences got in the way and they separated.Yvonne says: "What I learned was just how much class does seem to have a meaning when you choose a partner." Yvonne's attempts to find a match where class seemed, as she had always hoped and assumed "at best an interest, or otherwise unimportant" may be extreme, but the significance of place in the social scale when people fall in love is a popular theme these days.This imbalance of power may not have been problematic in times when marriage was not supposed to be a relationship between equals – in patriarchal societies, it was accepted that the male partner would wield more sexual, economic and political sway over the female partner in all institutions ranging from law, medicine, governance to family and marriage.Likewise in matrilineal societies, a husband submitted to living with his wife’s family and adapting himself to the ways of the established household.If you on the other hand are thinking of marrying someone from a different class, here are a few aspects you may wish to consider first.TIP: Millionaire Match has many single multimillionaire men from USA, Canada and Europe looking for women to date and marry.More money often means more power Though the idea of more money equaling more power in a relationship seems like a bad after-taste of nineteenth century Utilitarianism and the materialism of the Industrial Revolution, nevertheless the economics of relationships continues to be an ugly fact.Rarely is any marital relationship completely even in its power-sharing dynamics – almost every marriage has a partner who is empowered to take more important decisions than the other.
In cross-class marriages, one partner will usually have more money, therefore more options and, almost inevitably, more power in the relationship.and a couple of other movies where love conquered the social class divide.Fast forward to 2017, the Internet rules; anyone can meet anyone, and nobody kicks up a fuss about cross-class relationships or marriages anymore. We no longer factor it in when considering the root of our relationship problems, and we look to psychology or gender norms instead when trying to figure out why our partner is being an ass.Believe it or not though, social class or shall we say socio-economic differences, still pose a very difficult challenge in relationships today.Anyone who has dated someone outside their social class can affirm that there are strange tensions and inevitable speed bumps that come with these kinds of relationships. For instance, your boyfriend could be from a high-class, wealthy family while you come from a working-class family with less money.