Dating across class lines
An empirical study examined the mate preferences of subscribers to a computer dating service in Israel that had a highly skewed sex ratio (646 men for 1,000 women).
Despite this skewed sex ratio, they found that "On education and socioeconomic status, women on average express greater hypergamic selectivity; they prefer mates who are superior to them in these traits...
Evolutionary psychologists contend this is an inherent sex difference arising out of sexual selection, with men driven to seek women who will give birth to healthy babies and women driven to seek men who will be able to provide the necessary resources for the family's survival.
including a 2012 analysis of a survey of 8,953 people in 37 countries, which found that the more gender-equal a country, the likelier male and female respondents were to report seeking the same qualities as each other rather than different ones.
However, this reduction may be compensated by greater levels of parental investment by her genetically lower quality husband.Today, most people marry their approximate social equals, and in some parts of the world hypergamy has decreased.It is becoming less common for women to marry older men.But what exactly happens when the person you like doesn’t understand where you come from?Professor Green, who grew up on a council estate and recently split from Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh, thought dating a person from a different class was like dating someone who speaks a different language.