Dating a posh girl
WHEN society girl Tara Palmer-Tomkinson recently dated East Enders star Sid Owen - mechanic Ricky Butcher - most people were baffled about what the couple could have in common.He comes from a modest working class background, while upper-crust Tara regularly rubs shoulders with royalty."I turned to see a blonde, hunky 6ft 2in man wearing a vest above me stood on some scaffolding."The sight of his broad chest and muscular arms made me feel weak.Everyone has heard the urban myth that someone’s friend’s auntie’s boyfriend’s daughter found the love of her life on Tinder.The reality looks a lot more like this: you’ll end up on a date with Roger, who is rotting away in sales and marketing.The result is that 35,000 rich Londoners are living in an exclusive dating bubble.In a city that has the biggest wealth gap in the country, this is the last thing we need.
The hunky builder caught her eye as she visited a construction site with her property developer dad.After a few awkward meet-ups, Roger will roger you. This is because Roger has lots of other girls on an app in his jeans pocket who don’t mind his boring job, and the app that facilitates his rogering them has led him to completely devalue his current relationship with you.This kind of superficial online dating, although bleak, is tolerable. A breakdown of the Inner Circle’s member profiles by Business Insider shows that most men on the app are in finance, closely followed by consulting. We live in a diverse society full of perfectly suitable weirdos that we could meet at every corner, but with these dating apps, we can’t see what’s right under our noses."In my previous relationships, I'd dated rich professionals who were arrogant, selfish, and uncaring both in and outside bed," says Hester. He was down-to-earth and a far better lover than any of the middle-class men I've known."He made me realise that money and class and social standing weren't everything and didn't necessarily make you happy." Hester, a final-year student at Oxford University, met 27-year-old Craig after her father acquired land in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, which he planned to develop into flats. Hester says: "I was feeling very uncomfortable and out of place when a guy whistled across the site at me.