Affluent/educated parents are smart & savvy. They know the importance of smart dating, relating, & mating. They know that dating, relating, & mating are businesses. They impart to their children the importance of dating, relating, &/or marrying persons of similar &/or better socioeconomic & educational backgrounds. They furthermore realize that people w/similar & better backgrounds will have more of commonality. Furthermore people of similar &/or better backgrounds can help each other advance educationally & career-wise as a result of their educational & socioeconomic background.
Affluent/educated parents realize that it is detrimental, even destructive for their children to date, relate, &/or marry someone of a lower educational & socioeconomic background. They know that if their children enter into such relationships, their futures would be imperiled as those from lower educational & socioeconomic backgrounds would influence them not to have high educational & socioeconomic goals. They feel that their less educated & poorer dates, companions, significant others & spouses would tell them to settle for educational & socioeconomic crumbs. They also contend that the latter will be jealous of their children & will use all types of sabotage to bring their children to the latter's lower class lifestyle. In essence, nothing good will ever come out of their children dating, relating, &/or marrying people from a lower educational & socioeconomic background.