People who enter relationships with a "come as you are" attitude often have the most long-lasting ones."Some of the people that I interviewed married people with the very idea that they were going to change them.If you are actively meeting and dating women, or looking to find someone special, you must get your dating practices down pat.And this starts with knowing how to go on first dates.
"So marrying someone who you appreciate as they are is a really big part of it."Couples in mixed-collar relationships echoed this sentiment, saying that in order for such relationships to thrive, you need to detach from both your personal and social expectations of who your partner "should" be.
When she first met his parents, for instance, she was a little surprised when she had to sleep on the couch for the stay and his family ordered pizza for dinner.
"I was used to my family's house, where we have multiple guests beds and plan huge menus," Emily said.
"He doesn't have to impress anyone (except probably me) ... "It's not like I went out in search of some 'working class hero' type because all of the guys from my school were taken," Emily*, 27, told .
Emily attended a west coast private school, while her carpenter boyfriend Alex* has his GED.