Women dating blue collar
It works fine, just like it worked fine for my parents, and my relationship with my husband is balanced and wonderful.
We share the same values and he's good at everything I'm not (except staying on top of the dishes - we both have to work on that).
I am a white collar gal and make a multiple of my husband's blue collar salary.
In fact, I spent my first few years out of undergraduate school on the hunt for that guy. Eventually I decided that I needed to do something differently; I couldn't continue to live by my 16-year-old life plan...
To add to Alex and Jennifer's remarks, I'd assert that the relative balance of financial contributions between partners, which the question references indirectly in mentioning health insurance, savings, etc., is a factor that affects all relationships.
For black women who have chosen to pursue the levels of higher education and profession, I think many have observed the lack of eligible male (particularly black male) counterparts.
And I grew up observing how the “white collar woman and blue collar man” can be a great match.
“I have standards; step up or step out.” – Steve Maraboli You ever meet someone, man or woman, romantic or platonic, real or fake, that makes you feel bad for having standards? Recently, I was talking to a male friend of mine who isn’t in the best—but also not the worst—situation financially.