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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  • Atlas 2012/08/08 17:24:23 (edited)
    Yes, I am selfish enough that I don't mind providing financially for my significant other if they provide for me what I need mentally, physically and emotionally. My happiness comes before any social norm.
  • AndyBoy 2012/07/30 20:01:03
    If she has everything I want in a woman.
  • Tastentier 2012/07/25 10:57:52
    I would, but I'm male :)
  • Dr.Doofarthead 2012/07/13 23:13:09
    it doesnt matter to me if they're poor or not as long as i love them i would be with them no matter what
  • Sweetness 2012/07/09 03:51:11
    With this economy in some places it really hard to find a job...If he was looking..sure. If not, No.
  • La 2012/07/06 05:53:18
    I currently am :) I am helping him apply for jobs. I know he will get one sooner or later but I don't mind.
  • Keegan The Fabulous 2012/07/05 23:37:20
    Keegan The Fabulous
    Only case where I wouldn't is if he/she is such a horrible person that they're unemployed and no one wants to hire them. Otherwise, sure, especially if he/she is trying to get a job again.
  • kai_cruz1 2012/07/05 20:15:13
    For that's depends but technically dating is not bad :)
  • cnsharp 2012/07/05 01:15:18
    Date yes, but I will not let you take advantage of our relationship by letting you move in, eat my food, and let me support you. I feel as long as you are trying to find a job I see nothing wrong with just having a picnic date or going dutch at a restaurant.
  • BPF53 2012/07/04 04:33:04
    It's more easier to find someone who is unemployed today than who is working!!
  • Ana 2012/07/04 00:15:40
    well it would really depend on how much i cared about the person. And even if we tried to make it work, he would have to get a job soon.
  • Nikki<3 2012/07/03 05:51:51
    Considering I'm in High school, I don't really have a choice lol
  • Mean Mommy 2012/07/03 05:07:30
    Mean Mommy
    Bad things happen to good people, learn and grow and keep trying!
  • alun.palmer 2012/07/02 23:43:41
    Amazing how many women are gold diggers
  • TikkiPurdy 2012/07/02 23:29:31
    Not unless he's trying to get a job. Otherwise, I couldn't do it.
  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2012/07/02 21:43:27
    If marriages should survive job loss, and ours has, why would people say they can't date anyone who doesn't have a job...at the moment?
  • unaff 2012/07/02 20:26:31
    Too ambiguous for a yes or no answer. Why are they unemployed and what is their outlook?
  • Undercover Broad 2012/07/02 19:02:08
    Undercover Broad
    As a woman, I would not date a man who is unemployed--he suppose to take care of me!!
  • margare... Underco... 2012/07/05 23:40:58
    why cant you take care of yourself? what the hell... this is 2012!!! really? The only way a man needs to take care of a woman is to be there emotionally.. and vice versa.
  • Underco... margare... 2012/07/09 20:32:53
    Undercover Broad
    Men are suppose to take care of women--it was designed that way, and it doesn't matter what year it is...so it is written, so let it be done!!
  • Bri 2012/07/02 18:57:39
    NO WAY!!!!
  • Bri Bri 2012/07/02 19:09:28
    Now since im a teen yes but when im older and almost engaged NO!
  • chas 2012/07/02 18:48:53
    lets see gender specific results !!!
  • LIZ HODGES FLORES 2012/07/02 18:43:55
    I DO NOT DISCRIMINATE!!!!-!!!!-!!!!-!!...
    WA Y'DABER ELOHIM !!!!-!!!!-!!!!-!!!!
  • Willski 2012/07/02 18:05:46
    i don't think romance is usually a financial arrangment.
  • retrograve 2012/07/02 17:38:36
    As long as they were doing something, school or looking for a job I wouldn't see a problem.
  • DesTay896 2012/07/02 17:02:06
    my girlfriend doesnt have a job (: though we're both in highschool, but just because they dont have a job right now, doesnt mean they wont have on in the future. it would be different if they were unwilling to work, or not even trying to look for a job.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/07/02 17:01:29
    Margaret Jacobson
    depends on the male??? Is he out looking and getting some type of training to get a better job............YES !!
  • Angie 2012/07/02 16:34:52
    My husband was unemployed when I met him. He has turned out to be an excellent provider for the family we made together. A man's employment status is not necessarily reflective of his character, especially in the economy we currently live under...a hard working man proves himself in many ways and will always find a way to provide for his family even if the job market stinks.
  • Michelle 2012/07/02 15:04:32
    People are unemployed for all kinds of reasons. If they are not a slacker I say sure! If they are a bum not wanting to work, living off the gov't or mom or something and not looking for work I'd say no. But generally you don't get those details until you're on that first date ;)
  • Chanel 2012/07/02 14:46:53
    Meant to click on ''yes''!!..
  • Nikki 2012/07/02 14:19:08
    if rough out there right now,so i would date someone who's at least trying to get a job
  • DizziNY 2012/07/02 12:42:30 (edited)
    Not unless he is in college or some sort of training to get a job. I will not have future of poverty. What's the point of dating someone if you are not thinking of spending the rest of your life with them?
  • Lady Aiyanna 2012/07/02 10:37:36
    Lady Aiyanna
    Stood by him for a year and married him....
  • Fenris 2012/07/02 10:32:08
    Why the hell not?
  • DizziNY Fenris 2012/07/02 13:31:07
    This is why:

    poverty streets

    Without a job this is where you end up.
  • pofmaster 2012/07/02 10:11:53
    I don't date someone because of what she have, I date someone whom I love and one who will love me.
  • Airhead 2012/07/02 07:56:55
    She may be unemployed but she works full time as a housewife.
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    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ D. Plexippus Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
    Sure why not...but I will make sure he will pay my orders on our date!..:)
  • xxx 2012/07/02 06:16:21
    I have and it sucked being the only one who worked. Next bf I got was unemployed and I told him that if he didn't get a job within a month I wasn't going to date him (seeing as though I was living alone and working I thought it was only fair that I wasn't put into a position where I had to care for him financially). I personally wouldn't go out with someone who had NO ambition to get a job if he was unemployed especially if I've always got myself a full time job. Lucky these days I don't have to worry about that. I have a man =)
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