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Professional black women dating blue collar men

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There will be heated discussions of religion, politics, and sex.

Apparently, women universally and immutably prefer to “marry up.” We want men who are more educated and earn more money, and this is the single most important trait we seek in a man. My boyfriend of four years—even though he is undeniably gorgeous, kind, and honest—falls much farther down the ladder of social prestige than me. I earned six figures my first year of practice and work in a firm whose letterhead is populated with Ivy League graduates.What they can’t seem to wrap their heads around is the fact that my guy’s working-class job is not some detriment or novelty that I’m temporarily willing to indulge.To the contrary, it’s a distinct benefit, and one of the key reasons our relationship works so well.By , everyone will agree that they’re exhausted and will retire home to watch Ti Vo and analyze the social dynamics of the evening.In contrast, when I get together for dinner with my boyfriend’s working class crowd, it’s a party.Among those who drink, they will have a maximum of two glasses of wine or upscale beer (never hard liquor).

The conversations will consist of the following topics: work, home-improvement projects, recent vacations, marathon or triathlon training, the newest technological gadgets, and recent news items that are acceptably non-controversial.

Someone will embarrass themselves, which will provide a good story for the next time.

Some people will bow out early, but others will keep going until two or three in the morning.

And he doesn’t have to worry about losing favor with his boss merely because he doesn’t express the correct opinions or play the right sport.

Because he doesn’t have to worry about constantly protecting his professional image, he’s free to have more fun.

There are enduring, rational reasons why my guy’s blue-collar job makes him desirable.