I recently spent a Saturday morning strolling around a downtown market with an old friend. We walked along the stalls, taking in the eccentric atmosphere, chatting about life.The sun was shining, familiar jokes had left a smile etched on my face and I just couldn't get over the deals I was seeing (three green peppers for a dollar?! As conversations held by females in their mid-twenties sometimes do, our chat turned to dating.

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My parents are two of the smartest people I've ever met.

They "only" have high school diplomas, but have prided themselves on continuing their educations in the real world well into their sixties. next to their names, I'm skeptical if they'll ever be able to balance their own checkbooks. He also worked in a factory after dropping out of college.

After calming myself down, I realized that I didn't have class warfare on the brain.

I have big plans for a career, he wants to settle down. As I continued looping my way around the market place, I suddenly got sad for my friend.

My friend, a dedicated medical school student who fits the type-A personality description to the fullest, started explaining about how she thought guys were intimidated by her.

She informed me that her new resolution is to only date someone at her level of education or higher.In a world with so many other problems, thinking about what class your significant other belongs to should be the least of your worries.“When I get nervous,” says a young woman named Rebecca, “I shut down. You'll explore these and other questions along with recipes for romance-simple things to do that can make every day extra ordinary.We'll cover the basics—from deciding what you're looking for in a relationship, what you want to avoid and how to conduct your search, to making that all important commitment to someone special and keeping your love alive. Explore the evolution of a relationship, how biology stacks the cards against us, and why "normal" relationships often fail.People with advanced degrees were smarter than those who just finished four years of college.