Historically, social class and behavior was sometimes laid down in law.
For example, permitted mode of dress in some times and places was strictly regulated, with sumptuous dressing only for the high ranks of society and aristocracy, whereas sumptuary laws stipulated the dress and jewelry appropriate for a person's social rank and station.
But gradually, as they get to know each other better, they begin to realize they come from different worlds.
Their relationship can work if their values coincide and they don’t care about each other’s background.
But usually, cross-class couples face a lot of issues.
Different incomes and personal values often lead to controversies that may kill the relationship.
1846; Udvary The Slave Trader, painting by Géza Udvary, unknown date; a butler places a telephone call, 1922; The Bower Garden, painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1859 A social class, as in class society, is a set of subjectively defined concepts in the social sciences and political theory centered on models of social stratification in which people are grouped into a set of hierarchical social categories, the most common being the upper, middle and lower classes.A classic example: you visit an art exhibition but you see that your date doesn’t seem to be very interested in it.If you’re an art lover, it doesn’t mean your date is also keen on it.In common parlance, the term "social class" is usually synonymous with "socio-economic class", defined as "people having the same social, economic, cultural, political or educational status", e.g., "the working class"; "an emerging professional class".However, academics distinguish social class and socioeconomic status, with the former referring to one's relatively stable sociocultural background and the latter referring to one's current social and economic situation and consequently being more changeable over time.
"Class" is a subject of analysis for sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and social historians.