The unemployment numbers are bleak, so logic dictates the dating numbers of the unemployed are equally sad. According to a recent survey conducted by It’s Just Lunch, most women are not willing to date a man without a job.
Now, this does not mean that women are gold diggers. I think it is a reflection of how women view men as providers. Aside from that, have you ever dated someone who didn’t have a job? They often have a lot of internal issues going on, understandably. They may not be able to focus on which restaurant their date may want to try.
One thing I found interesting is the double standard involved. Men don’t mind dating unemployed women! I suppose that makes sense:
“Though joblessness is a social stigma for men, unemployed women have much better odds of meeting someone. Almost two out of every three men are open to dating a woman who is out of work. 19% say they have no reservations at all and 46% were positive, but interested in knowing how unemployed women spend their time.”
How difficult would it be to date someone who was in between jobs, or out of work for extended amounts of time?
Have you ever been out of work and continued to date? How did you make it work? When do you tell your date that you are jobless?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog