I used to listen to the soundtrack for the film Best Man incessantly. I especially loved Lauryn Hill’s (*ahem* Miss Hill) remake of Turn Your Lights Down Low. This was before my intense Bob Marley phase, so I was unsure of the actual lyrics of the song.
For the longest time, I thought “I’d love you jobless” was being sung. I know, how weird right? Who would put that in a song?!
To be honest, I think I could love a jobless man. I don’t know if that makes me a romantic or slightly naive. Am I silly to think that love can conquer a 9.2% jobless rate? Perhaps!
I’m not saying it would be a cake walk, of course. I just believe it is something we can work on and get through together. That is what grown ups do right?
Recently, Forbes Women and Your Tango surveyed women – asking
if they would marry an unemployed man, 75% said they would not. Although, I don’t know if unemployed men who have marriage as their immediate goal.
What do you think? With our modern attitudes about relationships, money, and power, do we still want the traditional male provider?
Is it about being a financial provider or is it about contributing to the relationship? I know plenty of men dating and marrying unemployed women. Are men more at ease with the idea of an unemployed partner?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog
P.S. It’s my birthday, y’all!