According to dictionaries, a social mesalliance is “...a marriage with a person of lower social status, origin; unequal marriage”. And parents constantly advise their children to get married into a wealthy family. Years later, when the grown child brings home someone “ain’t no good nohow”, the parents lift their hands in dismay and ask: "Why?". Most likely, because we all read fairy tales when we were children. Just open any fairytale collection and you will see that the basis of most of them is mesalliance. Although most fairy tales end with the wedding, there is no reason to believe that Cinderella and the Prince did not subsequently divorce and divide the property in the court.
Unequal marriages existed in all times and each society had a different attitude towards mesalliances. Always have always been and there will always be people who will want to build their family life in an unequal marriage in spite of what society thinks of it. And if you have a look around, you will find that the mesalliance is quite common.
For some reason, when it comes to couples where one does not match the other, love is the last item on the list. In most cases, a mesalliance is perceived as the sum of vested interests. But few would dare to assert that Cinderella is about an unequal marriage. Not unequal marriage, but love! So why not apply this amendment to the mesalliances that we often encounter in our daily life?