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Would You Date Someone Who's Unemployed?

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Not only will being unemployed affect your bank account, it will affect your love life, too -- especially if you're male. A whopping 75 percent of women say they are unlikely to date a guy who is out of a job, according to a poll from dating service It's Just Lunch.




More specifically, 33 percent of women said they would NOT go out with someone who is unemployed, even on one date, and other 42 percent said "Maybe" with the caveat, "I wouldn't want to throw a lot of time into it unless they had a game plan for getting back on track." Only 4 percent said "Of course" and 21 percent said "Yes. But I'd be curious to see how they're keeping occupied in the meantime."

Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of men were OK with dating an unemployed woman, with 19 percent having no reservations at all and 46 percent saying they would definitely date a jobless gal.

Our friends at How About We aren't overly shocked by the poll results, but think women should be more open-minded. "To women, having a job is huge, and I understand. Not because I want a guy to be rolling in benjamins and buying me stuff, but because having a job is a sign that you have your sh*t together and care about stuff and are ambitious and are working toward something, etc.," writes one female blogger.

She continues, "But! Obviously (especially today), people are between jobs all the time. I have a friend who pretty much quits his job whenever he feels like it and then travels to Iceland for two weeks and then comes back and easily finds another job. Some people can do that." Would you date someone who's unemployed?

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  • Amy Lynn 2012/07/02 05:39:36
    Yes
    Amy Lynn
    +1
    I'm the unemployed one, YES I am looking desperately doesn't mean I am a slacker or expect him to pick up any tabs when and if we go out. nope. He, is under employed, not working enough hours. sucks either way. But as far as going out on 'dates'. there are so many other things that matter over money. trust, love, honesty, friendship, understanding, etc.. just to name a few. Also, gives you more ideas to think of to enjoy time together, quality time. I'm the type of girl who has always lived on a budget treat me to sun sets & sunrises, walks in the park. etc. call me easily pleased but money doesn't buy me.
  • Epistemically Justified -- BN7 2012/07/02 04:33:21
    Yes
    Epistemically Justified -- BN7
    I don't see why not.

    There are so many quality employees without a stable job right now. If he was laid off recently and is between jobs, then I'd be willing to overlook his employment and financial situations for a bit.

    I could never date the chronically unemployed, or someone who is unemployed and entirely unmotivated. Still, it's not an automatic turn-off.
  • Quiet-is-feared 2012/07/02 04:13:04 (edited)
    Yes
    Quiet-is-feared
    I don't mind.
    If I like the guy then surely I'd date him.
  • Christopher Dresbach 2012/07/02 04:01:58
    Yes
    Christopher Dresbach
    I hope to be sole provider for a woman one day so it wouldn't matter as long as she didn't try to use me. The last girl I dated was jobless but looking hard for odd jobs as well as a steady job so I didn't mind.
  • Munster 2012/07/02 03:57:09
    Yes
    Munster
    Having a job shouldn't be a deal breaker in dating someone, at least for me. As long as they can take care of themselves what's it really matter? Besides, I support myself and don't expect whoever I'm dating to.
  • BAMCIS 2012/07/02 03:46:29
    No
    BAMCIS
    sorry, get a job. Too many people have them so I can be picky in this area
  • Max7 2012/07/02 02:27:52
    Yes
    Max7
    +2
    Why would not having a job determine if you should date him or her? Being unemployed shouldn't be a factor, especially if they have been employed and have been laid off, or had their job eliminated.
  • Maleficent 2012/07/02 02:11:40
    Yes
    Maleficent
    i have before.
  • spencerc143 2012/07/02 02:03:23 (edited)
    Yes
    spencerc143
    It doesnt matter if they have a job. Aslong as they arent living on the street.
  • Laoz496 2012/07/02 01:31:32
    No
    Laoz496
    I don't mean anything bad about my answer...it just that it depends on his and my age. For Ex: If I was 20-29 I wouldn't actually date him, but if I'm probably about 15-18 I wouldn't actually worry because he's going to get a job eventually.
  • gone i guess 2012/07/02 01:23:56
    Yes
    gone i guess
    +2
    if i love her yes
  • Rhi-ot. 2012/07/02 01:05:42
    Yes
    Rhi-ot.
    +4
    I live in a place where no one can find employment... as long as they're trying to find a job and aren't mooching off me whatever.
  • Shaan Xi 2012/07/02 00:49:25
    Yes
    Shaan Xi
    All 5 b/friends have been...why not make the 6th as well.... no futures but very in the moment.
  • head84 2012/07/02 00:47:42
    Yes
    head84
    it all depends cause if shes tryn hard to find work thats a good thing. But if she said that shes tryn to find work n lay around the house n does nothing. Then shs gotta go. Its all about how determind you are and how you try at something such as work helps to show wether or not your someone that gonna try in a relationship.
  • charles_1 2012/07/01 23:58:36
    No
    charles_1
    I need me a sugar mama so I can stay home and live the lifestyle I surely don't deserve. One unemployed snob in this relationship is enough.
  • Nimitz 2012/07/01 23:34:31
    Yes
    Nimitz
    I can't even believe this is a question. Why would I NOT date somebody who was out of a job?
  • Apollo Manjarrez 2012/07/01 23:22:37
    Yes
    Apollo Manjarrez
    +1
    That way we could be unemployed together :D
  • Christo... Apollo ... 2012/07/02 03:57:27
    Christopher Dresbach
    +1
    lol something u'd both have in common
  • Kim(: 2012/07/01 23:08:08
    Yes
    Kim(:
    +3
    I dont date for the money i date for the person
  • DizziNY Kim(: 2012/07/02 13:33:24
    DizziNY
    OK, so when you get married you work and let him stay home and do nothing. Let me know how well that works for ya.
  • Kim(: DizziNY 2012/07/02 23:43:54
    Kim(:
    +1
    Sir or Lady, I have a boyfriend and hes going to be a doctor or a paramedic hes already reading one of his familys college books to study im just saying i dont just love a person for the money and if i was in that situation id try to help them find a job :)
  • Nish Kim(: 2012/07/03 15:03:46
    Nish
    Great Idea :)
  • Kim(: Nish 2012/07/03 15:13:20
    Kim(:
    +1
    Thank you sir :)
  • Nish Kim(: 2012/07/04 11:46:44
    Nish
    You are welcome :)
  • Lolita666 2012/07/01 20:58:09
  • cowboy 2012/07/01 20:25:36
    Yes
    cowboy
    +1
    Yes why not my wife was unemployed when i met her ,still love her to bit,s
  • cali 2012/07/01 20:25:17
  • Diamond Girl 2012/07/01 19:09:03
  • Fred Weasley (bless his soul) 2012/07/01 18:57:56
    Yes
    Fred Weasley (bless his soul)
    Only if they're a super-mega-ultra-lightning-ba... Which is my usual standards.
  • Treasure ♥ijm♥ 2012/07/01 18:55:28
    Yes
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    +2
    I have before.....money isn't everything if he's a good man. :)
  • C. C. Rider 2012/07/01 18:51:02
    No
    C. C. Rider
    +2
    NEVER, One slacker in a relationship is enough.
  • Treasur... C. C. R... 2012/07/01 18:56:18
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    +1
    Yes, I agree...I had that one slacker (as you know) that drained me dry. :)
  • C. C. R... Treasur... 2012/07/01 19:02:54 (edited)
    C. C. Rider
    +2
    lol I know what you mean, and THAT slacker was a professional from what I hear.. TEEEEEEEEE wimpy hamburger
  • Treasur... C. C. R... 2012/07/01 19:05:31
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    +2
    LMBO! Let's see... a new pair of glasses, a place to live free for a year, a car to drive, tons of movie rentals, great meals, medication expenses, cigarettes for him, going out to eat, the list is endless. What a sap I was! ;) That is just for starters!
  • C. C. R... Treasur... 2012/07/01 19:14:16
    C. C. Rider
    +2
    Hell, What a SAP he IS!!! lol I am to this day so glad we talked!!! And also to find what a big and loving heart you have. I think the only thing missing from that one was bedwetting. LOL LOL
  • Shaan Xi Treasur... 2012/07/02 00:52:56
    Shaan Xi
    +1
    Omg...his name isn't Max Power by any chance..( & yes the clown changed his name to this,legally ) .. : )
  • Treasur... Shaan Xi 2012/07/02 01:19:25
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    LOL...no he was on SH and could still be here....but don't know his name now....if he is on here. :)
  • Rob 2012/07/01 18:44:14
    Yes
    Rob
    But I'm a guy and I think it's much more acceptable for women to be unemployed than men.
  • swim2bgood 2012/07/01 18:42:04 (edited)
    Yes
    swim2bgood
    Certainly can't be picky in these tough times and who cares, what does money have to do with love?
  • Spe168 2012/07/01 17:30:24
    No
    Spe168
    Where can they afford to take me?

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