Dating a man who makes less money
Robin Coates, 45, of Mobile, Alabama, found starting a relationship with her boyfriend, Sam, a 39-year-old who installs floors, to be tricky.
"Trying to keep up with her lifestyle can lead to resentment in the end," Boykin warns."I think that's dissipated a bit, where there aren't these built-in expectations of who should be above." Educated, professional women exposed to men working lower-paying jobs growing up are more likely to date them, said Amadu Jacky Kaba, a sociology professor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey."When they see a hard-working garbage collector or different kinds of lower-level jobs, then they trust them," Kaba said.Each person should pay an equal percentage of their income," says Judith A. D., healthy-relationship specialist at the Boston Center for Adult Education.And if she wants to do an activity that is out of your price range, Swack says to discuss the problem.