Dating is not a spectator sport so it is correct to presume that an individual will get out of his or her experiences what they put into it. Those middle class individuals may not have the same goals or abilities as rich men dating another well to do individual, who also has above average means, and therefore may be looking for someone who currently shares a comparable lifestyle. The interesting combination occurs with the rich dating a person of significantly lesser means, who is then exposed to standard of living much greater then they have been accustomed to. Once a woman experiences this change in lifestyle it is extremely difficult to go back to a middle class existence.
For a wealthy gentleman dating very attractive younger women has been given the terminology of Sugar daddy dating, this implies somewhat more mature men interested in beginning a mutually beneficial relationship with younger attractive ladies for the purpose of showing them a more affluent lifestyle. The affluent dating beneath their socio-economic position does not mean that more of a traditional type of relationship would be not be acceptable, and this quite regularly can lead to a long term relationship and perhaps even marriage.
When a young woman enters into a relationship with a upscale gentleman it can become an educational experience. This schooling is not in the traditional sense, but more in the way of enhanced life lessons. In the Sugar daddy dating experience, the young woman will be exposed to a level of affluence that she may have only dreamed of, or seen on television, but will now get actual exposure to this lifestyle. It is how she reacts to this new and fascinating way of life that could very well determine her future.
It especially needs to be understood that with the middle class, lower class or the rich, dating is based on respect and understanding, combined with shared visions. If these elements are not present it does not matter whether it is the rich dating the poor, or the middle class dating the middle class, a relationship without these basics is doomed to failure.