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Basic Trope: A rich person and a poor person fall in love with each other.

  • Straight:
    • Wealthy socialite Alice and welfare claimant Bob fall in love with each other.
    • Wealthy socialite Bob and welfare claimant Alice fall in love with each other.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Princess Alice and peasant Bob fall in love with each other.
    • Wealthy socialite Alice and homeless Bob from skid row fall in love with each other.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice is richer than Bob, but they aren't much different in social class except on wealth.
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    • Wealthy socialite Alice and upper-middle-class doctor Bob fall in love with each other.
  • Justified: Alice is dissatisfied with her life of easy luxury and wants to give it up. Meanwhile, Bob wants nothing more than a sugar mama, but then he falls for her in earnest.
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted:
    • Wealthy socialite Alice is dating poor-looking, scruffy Bob, who turns out to be a penny-pinching miser, a wealthy businessman who is actually the richest guy in town, meaning in this case it is actually Alice who would be marrying up.
    • Bob actively avoids the notion of a romantic relationship with Alice. Not because he's intimidated by her wealth... Its her family that he's intimidated by. Namely, her Jerkass father, her alcoholic mother, her cold older sister and her Spoiled Brat of a younger brother.
  • Double Subverted: She doesn't know scruffy-looking Bob is actually filthy rich, or she didn't know when they fell in love with each other and the knowledge of his vast wealth doesn't change a thing.
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  • Parodied: Alice furiously refuses to marry several wealthy bachelors her age because they are wealthy.
  • Zig-Zagged: Wealthy socialite Alice is engaged to wealthy heir Charles. His servant Bob makes a terrific impression on her, however, while he's a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. Alice goes through with her engagement for the sake of one or more businesses, but she remembers Bob, finds him, and cheats on Charles with him. But Charles is the father of her child and she decides they should be with him ... while she goes off with the man she loves best.
  • Averted: Wealthy socialite Alice and welfare claimant Bob fall in love with each other, but are Star-Crossed Lovers.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Isn't that just like Alice, to dream below her class?"
  • Invoked: Bob strives to impress Alice with his good character.
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  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Wealthy socialite Alice and welfare claimant Bob do not fall in love with each other.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: There's a Held Gaze between Alice and Bob after she breaks eye contact with Charles.
  • Played for Laughs: Slobs vs. Snobs comedy.
  • Played for Drama: A serious exploration of Slobs vs. Snobs.

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