Peter good: I agree with you fully on the old boy network. Add to that The Opus family and of course the surname of famalies.
I have met some very nice people whose parents object to their partners not having the right family/surname. In a few instances they have taunted their daughter for their short comings in not being able to find a man with the right family name. This was in South of Spain and I hope that this does not happen in Madrid & Barcelona. Here I go with another contentious issue.