*I know I'm gonna "catch it" for this, but...*
I think that by virtue of the fact that there more women than there are men, limits the choices of women severely... If a woman is then "holding out" for a "Denzel the doctor" does that really make sense??
I also think, based upon my observation - however limited it may be, that a man will date/marry a woman regardless of her station in life... she could be working on the fryer at Mickey D's, but if she's cute she has almost as good a shot at getting a mate as a sister with a phd.
Let a brother say "I'm in charge of the fries at Mickey D's" and see how far he gets - regardless of his looks!!
So I say date who you want, but realize the limitations of your situations. (just call me JESSE )