For one thing, employees brought up in working-class families may find that the skills and values that were helpful to them growing up—an ability to be spontaneous, to wait for opportunities to become available, to maintain an identity apart from work—do not necessarily translate into the professional world.
Meanwhile, workers with middle-class backgrounds may hold an invisible advantage, in the sense that their upbringing infused them with the cultural capital that is valued and welcomed in white-collar settings.
But recent research shows that there are limitations to cross-class marriages as well., the sociologist Jessi Streib shows that marriages between someone with a middle-class background and someone with a working-class background can involve differing views on all sorts of important things—child-rearing, money management, career advancement, how to spend leisure time.She downloaded the Match app and connected with Justin Pounders, also 34, almost immediately. Nearly half, or 44 percent, of those who tried online dating said it led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage, the magazine found.The two decided to meet "IRL" (in real life) days later. Traditionally known for reviewing products like household cleaners and washers and dryers, Consumer Reports surveyed nearly 10,000 subscribers in the fall of 2016 about online dating and then rated matchmaking sites based on their overall satisfaction."There is a different level of exposure to disappointment and that's captured in the poor overall scores." Once considered taboo, online dating is now a socially accepted and booming multibillion dollar business that continues to grow.More than half, or 53 percent, of single people have created a dating profile, according to Match's recent Singles in America study, which polled over 5,000 single men and women in December.