We grew up watching classics like Cinderella, Coming to America, Pretty Woman, Nollywood’s Violated 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.
Obviously, I have nothing against it, but it certainly would be quite a chore building a relationship with someone from a dramatically different social background, wouldn’t it?
Sure, all relationships take work, but with a combination maturity and a willingness to healthily compromise, you can overcome any relationship problem.
Again, there was the fact that his diction was flawed, and their experiences growing up were very different.
Of course, her intention was not to ridicule the guy.
Also, you know that the only way both of you could travel together on a regular basis is if he pays for you, and that just seems wrong.
Likewise, it could be the other way round and you are the girl from an upper-middle-class family, while your man has a working class background.
I have never been with any one of the glitterati nor have I been with a blue collar.
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.
Bisi spoke from experience, seeing as she had married into a super wealthy home despite being from a lower middle-class home.
Prior to her marriage there had been endless disputes over her husband marrying down, and her family’s wealth being all too recently acquired.