Women dating blue collar

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My friend is one of many men I’ve encountered who thinks a woman won’t date them because they’re not rich.

In their minds, not being wealthy means they’re “broke,” which just isn’t the case.

Granted, gold-diggers do exist, but every woman who does not desire to “struggle” with a man does not fit into that category. I’m smart enough to know that your intelligence, connections and work ethic—not the type of work that you do—is what truly leads to wealth and success.

But it seems like a growing number of men, hell people, don’t seem to know the difference.

The traditional model of male partner as provider and female partner as a lesser financial contributor/household manager is still pretty common.

I am a white collar gal and make a multiple of my husband's blue collar salary.

I suppose there is a chance a man might not feel like a real man if the woman earns more than he does but that probably has more to do with earnings than white collar/blue collar specific jobs Some blue collar jobs pay better than white collar jobs and men expect women to be in white collar jobs because women don’t tend to do the more physically demanding, dirty jobs.

My father is what many would consider a “blue collar man.” He never went to college, and owns his own company.

My mother attended prestigious universities, and earned her doctorate.

You know, stable employment, a kind and generous heart, someone who is funny, intelligent, consistent and faithful, etc. She wants a dude who has it all together.” Whenever my friend gets in this mode—which I still have yet to determine if jealousy or a self-esteem issue is the culprit—I cringe.

Then he went into self-deprecating mode: “See, that woman right there [insert random acquaintance he knows] is my type of woman. It’s like a combination of complaining, not being confident enough in what he brings to the table and judging women based on their preferences equate to this annoyance of a concoction. In other words, he counts himself out of the race for her heart before the “Go! Each and every time I ask him to elaborate on why he feels this way, it all goes back to how she looks, how she dresses and the life that she appears to live from the outside looking in.

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