Is this girl "out of my league"? I met an attractive (in every sense) girl recently, and we have a lot in common - except earning potential (and maybe to some extent family/social background).
We both socialise in the same crowd and had a lot of fun the last few times we saw each other. We haven't been on any occasions with just us two so far. We're both practising Catholics and I'd certainly be open to dating her / courtship in the future.
I think she likes me and I certainly find her really attractive. Probably for this reason I'm thinking ahead quite a few steps (maybe somewhat futile although we both raised the topic of marriage a few times now in a lighthearted conversational way).
Although I've clearly got higher qualifications than her, and I'm about 3 years older, I'm earning below average wage for the UK, and my career has a rather slow progression. In contast she is looking at buying a house already.
My background is very much lower-middle class if not upper-working, and I've felt this sort of "inferiority" with previous girlfriends, and I'm sure it contributed to breakups. I'm not being deliberately chauvinistic I hope!
I recently read "Watching the English"
and was a bit depressed as I fit the stereotype of intellectual lower class man interested in "marrying up", which statistically is apparently not successful. Possibly this doesn't apply because she's Eastern European but I'm thinking she comes from a good, stable professional family background i.e. middle-class (for various reasons I won't go into).
So, does the whole "league" concept really apply in romantic relationships with marriage as the eventual horizon? Should I stop worrying and trust that any girl who's interested in me
will take me as I am? Or should I make an effort to meet more girls in my "league"? Or change "league"???