My husband is successful, driven and a devoted dad. What more could I want? Such was the case for Andrea, who met year-old Jason during her second year of law school while hanging out at a watering hole on Long Island. She was still reeling from her previous relationship with a guy who ticked off all the right boxes. Despite not always fitting in with the cocktail crowd, women in these partnerships say there are advantages that come from marrying someone without a university education.
In recent months, some of the most stimulating and exiting, connecting conversations I've had have been with blue-collar guys.
That said, at the end of the day, we just value too different of things to be compatible long-term. I'm dating a blue-collar girl right now and we do struggle connecting intellectually. I'ma schoolteacher by trade, but honestly, sometimes I do more "teaching" at home. Originally Posted by Celtica. It would probably help if you could describe what 'blue-collar' means to you. What you describe as 'red-neck' may not even be blue collar but rather a subset of a particular regional culture having nothing to do with their job.
My success story would be the farm girl marrying the white collar professional insurance actuary and accountant , being married for life and popping out an often frustrating, to them, blue collar son.
Each partner had their strengths and smarts and they complimented each other. My experience is that some men get a bit funny if you are better educated and earn more than them.
Especially if you own your place and they rent. Originally Posted by Emilia. Originally Posted by StanMusial. I've never dated anyone who made more or had more money than me. So this is just a theory, maybe they think it would not be a good match? Since college and establishing my career - I have not dated anyone who made more money.
Yes sir, we are all the same, go through the same experiences and same career stages. I dated a gal once who was the director at a summer camp. My current gf runs her own hair salon. So far as I know, I always made more than my date. I didn't really think that much about it, that's just the way it was and that's my life experience. Last edited by Emilia; 5th April at Bugs is who we want to be, Daffy is who we are. A shortcut that everyone knows about is an absolute oxymoron.
Originally Posted by Radu. He was insecure, feeling I'd be constantly looking at more 'professional' men as if they were a better choice.
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The problem is more in the mind-set of the partners than with having different jobs. I work in computers; he builds custom homes. We share friends and experiences; our careers haven't created a conflict.
I don't think it matters what a man does or how much he makes; it's what inside that counts. I look for trust, dedication and honesty as well as love of God and family. He was an electrician and uncomfortable that I worked in an office, drove a nicer car and owned my place. I constantly had to fight the urge to correct his grammar.
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Kat, "I prefer blue-collar guys. I've more respect for a guy who makes his own way and rules. There's less chance of jealousy, as he isn't in an enclosed area basically living with all of the women in the office.
He's usually more rugged; that's even more of a turn-on. Before dismissing a blue-collar guy who enters your life, or any person who you might think isn't right for you, give him a chance. The pluses may far outweigh the differences. You'll find out soon enough. See Books , Issues.
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