Women dating blue collar men
“They’re blaming blacks, feminists, liberals, city folks, intellectuals,” he added.“They say affirmative action makes whites lose out. “And Trump has mastered the rhetoric of their resentment, portraying whites as victims.” To be sure, blue-collar people aren’t the only white people blaming other races in America, Wray said.
In a talk before boomers (you can watch it below), Adshade says older women really aren’t disadvantaged on the dating market.Here’s what’s happened in the past year — two girlfriends have gotten engaged, and one has her condo on the market and is looking with her boyfriend to buy a new place and move in together. So, because of that and the fact that we live longer, she says, it’s worth putting the time and energy into looking for love regardless of your age.They are all 50-something, empty-nesters and divorced. The difference between men and women at this age, however, is that we don’t necessarily want the same things.“There was an honor to being in a blue-collar job when someone could work and buy a house, have a pension, live a secure life,” Levine said.“And now, with well-paying blue-collar jobs going or gone, there’s a threat to the dignity of the blue-collar guy.” Once, coal miners were considered tough guys who risked their lives providing for their families.“He’s a blue-collar guy with an incredible work ethic and passion,” his coach, Doug Pederson, once said.
What greater benediction could there be, especially in this city? Census figures show that around 29 percent of people 25 and older have a college degree or higher, meaning that more than two-thirds of Philadelphia could be considered blue collar. That means there’s a rich, shared heritage among strength-from-struggle Philadelphians.
Because men have shorter lifespans, many older men are interested in having a potential caregiver or a “nurse with a purse.” They tend to marry quicker than older women, but it isn’t because older women can’t find a hubby; it’s because women are more likely to be looking for a short-term relationship or a companion, not a husband.
That isn’t true for my three girlfriends, but it’s true for me.
She believes — and I agree — that more people need to talk openly about this because all older women hear (and thus believe) is that older men are them from the 50-something dating pool ASAP; I’m not interested in men like that so move along, men, and good luck! As a newly single woman after an eight-plus year relationship, I am curious about what to expect this time, now that I’m 50-something instead of 40-something.
I, too, am not looking for a husband (although I’m not necessarily against marrying), but I most definitely would like a partner — uhh, with conditions.
And they don’t fault capitalism for off-shoring and automating jobs, said Matt Wray, a Temple sociologist who writes about white culture.