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Would You Date Someone Who's Unemployed?

Living 2012/06/29 19:00:00
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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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  • Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bage... 2012/07/01 01:46:22
    Yes
    Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bagels Supreme Ruler of the Earth
    +1
    Because you see, *puffs out chest* I AM UNEMPLOYED... trying not to be but small towns suck ass for jobs with steady salaries
  • Hidden ... Lord Em... 2012/07/01 04:55:36
    Hidden Noname
    Then move. Go where the opportunities lie instead of using the the environment as an excuse. After no success in MA, I moved to AZ and started from scratch because the cost of living was less and employment was much higher in Arizona. Best move I've ever made. Jobs and opportunities aren't going to come looking for you, and if you stay where you know you will never get ahead, then you have no one else to blame but your lack of motivation.
  • Bibliop... Hidden ... 2012/07/01 07:22:59
    Bibliophilic
    You assume that he can afford to pick up and move in an instant. You make it sound so easy, when in reality it isn't.
  • Hidden ... Bibliop... 2012/07/04 17:36:38 (edited)
    Hidden Noname
    It wasn't easy to do, but something I knew had to be done. It took me 4 years of planning before I could leave MA. My father got sick, my car died and I had to purchase another one, my mother-in-law got sick, my husband changed jobs, my mother-in-law died, with bills we had to pay off. BUT during all that, I stayed focused on the goal of "if we're going to make it, we can't stay here..." At the final days, we sold everything except the beds, a couple pots and pans, silverware, a small kitchen table pans and then used all those proceeds to get the hell out of Dodge. You "move" in more way in just the physical action. The first step is the "mental move" making up your mind that you are going to do it, then the "planning move" where you take your initial steps to get you to your final destination such as sending out "feeler" resumes to test the waters, and doing research on the neighborhoods and schools. "Move" means Taking Action, no matter which step in the process you can manage at the time.
  • Lord Em... Hidden ... 2012/07/01 12:43:22
    Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bagels Supreme Ruler of the Earth
    I'm 18... I have next to no money... My father is sick and probably won't make it another year (although I wouldn't be surprised is he did just so he could play Generals two).... My father is also up to his eye-balls in debt with medical bills, some of which I gave him when I decided my younger brothers nose would look better broken... I owe him big time
    Besides I don't want to move till the love of my life finishes with either me (I hope not) or high school
  • art1ej 2012/07/01 01:11:26
    Yes
    art1ej
    LOVE DON'T COST A THING..
  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2012/07/01 00:48:54
    No
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +1
    Heck no that's why I like hookers. I KNOW they have a job.
  • JChin 2012/06/30 23:57:02
    Yes
    JChin
    As long as you have goals, interests etc.
  • silverandgold21 2012/06/30 23:33:28
    No
    silverandgold21
    umm no way.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/06/30 23:17:23 (edited)
    No
    MOMMA THOMAS
    HONESTLY, ....NO. I KNOW THAT'S PRETTY COLD, BUT I COULDN'T AFFORD ANYTHING MORE THAN GOING DUTCH ON A "REGULAR BASIS."
  • Mack 2012/06/30 22:51:30
    No
    Mack
    Why would I?
  • Ai Agyll 2012/06/30 22:49:37
    Yes
    Ai Agyll
    Date someone unemployed is still okay. Marry someone unemployed is not okay.
  • Twinkle 2012/06/30 22:38:19
    No
    Twinkle
    +2
    My mom said no she would not. But me on the other hand maybe I don't know.
  • Elizabeth 2012/06/30 22:37:33 (edited)
    No
    Elizabeth
    +3
    I like dating people who have a job and who are employed, that's just me ok. I don't wanna end up dating a person and falling for him and ending up marrying and he doesn't have a job or money. I don't feel safe with people like that, so don't you dare say rude replies to my answer because that's just my opinion and I'm sticking with it!
  • Shawna 2012/06/30 22:32:08
    Yes
    Shawna
    +3
    There would be so many other things to consider and so many reasons for being unemployed.
  • baxter 2012/06/30 22:28:03
    Yes
    baxter
    +1
    LONGS THERE SMART AND TIDY AND POLITE WHEN YOU ARE WITH THEM
  • ZeldaFan13 2012/06/30 21:25:15
  • Nat™ 2012/06/30 21:15:03 (edited)
    Yes
    Nat™
    +1
    I don't need them providing for me so why would I even care? Plus, I'm unemployed, can't be a hypocrite. But I do need a job ASAP!
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/06/30 21:14:18
    Yes
    Just MEH....Piwan
    Doesn't seem to be the case where i live, and i would as long as they aren't expecting handouts from me!
  • Ozymandias 2012/06/30 20:49:51
    Yes
    Ozymandias
    +2
    That depends on how much chemistry there was between us.
  • Rigo Rangel 2012/06/30 20:42:24
    Yes
    Rigo Rangel
    +1
    Just because a person is unemployed doesnt mean it will remain that way, maybe that person needs someone to push them or is just going thru a bad moment.
  • Nishad Mudras 2012/06/30 20:16:11
    Yes
    Nishad Mudras
    +1
    I'm still a student, so, yeah
  • wolfrane 2012/06/30 19:41:57
    Yes
    wolfrane
    +1
    I'm only 17 soo... lol
  • Angela Chambers 2012/06/30 19:38:52
    Yes
    Angela Chambers
    +1
    I could care less.
  • dragon88 2012/06/30 19:19:06 (edited)
    Yes
    dragon88
    Because its not the average Americans fault they don't have a job. The problem is the education system in this country.
  • AskZilla 2012/06/30 19:03:04
    Yes
    AskZilla
    Yes, they're usually better sex.
  • AM 2012/06/30 18:53:46
  • john.keenan.792 2012/06/30 18:40:00
    Yes
    john.keenan.792
    you know there can be reasons for a person un-emplyed and if genune then yes i would; but if the person if she's just bone idle and not wanting to work then no, see not sure what its like in the states but here in the u.k with the employment and ecconomy very fragile,i have seen a lot of shops close and people out of work, so its tough outhere for work, but if the person she's tryin to get work and just lie about all day and letting the state pay; i'd kick her ass to hell, so in this fragile state of the world in financial and work dessimation un-fair question nit he aspect of a black and white answer
  • Diana 2012/06/30 18:31:36
    No
    Diana
    +2
    It's all about like interests. I'm a very career minded person and I would want to be with (and currently dating) someone who is.
  • Gregaj7 2012/06/30 18:29:38
    Yes
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Officially, at this time, I am.
  • merslix. 2012/06/30 18:05:26
    Yes
    merslix.
    +1
    but that doesnt mean im going to give him my whole paycheck.
  • Scott 2012/06/30 18:02:07
    Yes
    Scott
    +1
    Half of all people my age in my city are unemployed anyway including yours truly so I don't think it's much of a stigma where I live.
  • Cunning Stunts 2012/06/30 17:50:57
    No
    Cunning Stunts
    +2
    Though I wouldn't date an employed person either.
  • shenendoah 2012/06/30 17:49:25
    Yes
    shenendoah
    Would depend on how often he was unemployed and how long it lasted.
  • Laughing Man 2012/06/30 17:45:00
    Yes
    Laughing Man
    The Way Things Are Going In This Country Its Not Like The Person Is Just Lazy And Don't Wanna Work, There Are People Out There Who Have Been Laid Off For Years Or Got Laid Off Recently Because Of The Economy, Many People Like To Believe That Were Still In The Older Days Were Jobs Are Plenty But Were Not In Those Days Anymore, Its Hard Out There.
  • gcpajunen 2012/06/30 17:41:21
    Yes
    gcpajunen
    These are rough times except for Obama who thinks the private sector is doing good.
  • musicman95 2012/06/30 17:24:10
    Yes
    musicman95
    +1
    although money is important, it should not determine your love for someone! I don't have a job because I'm 16 and don't have anything to drive and theres not a job within walking distance to where I live!
  • santa6642 2012/06/30 17:13:22
    Yes
    santa6642
    Why not, there are alot of people out of work because of the obamanation and his sheepole.
  • pops 2012/06/30 16:53:52
    Yes
    pops
    +1
    Moochelle did! why not.
  • Wizard 2012/06/30 16:51:14
    Yes
    Wizard
    I go by personality not a job.
    Although important....for a guy...the girl's employment status is not that critical. In fact, many relationships start in school and neither are working.

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