Dating for the unemployed

There have been corporate layoffs aplenty, and many smart college graduates, MBAs, and lawyers – among others – who have had issues finding jobs.Some people might be unemployed for an extended period of time, and some for a short period of time.Personally, for example, I don’t think it would really matter to me if a person was employed at the time, as long as I knew that the person was not a freeloader or looking to have somebody else be solely responsible for providing for her in every way.As far as why it matters more to women if somebody is employed, I think it’s socialization as well as maybe some primal need to know that while she bears children, the man will be able to help provide resources to take care of them.It’s not so much being unemployed but the fact that I’m a firm believer and practicer of hard work and need somebody to also reflect my values.Reply I have and still would date someone who was unemployed.It’s noted, in data they sourced elsewhere, that three-quarters of women weren’t likely to date an unemployed man, while just one-third of men would not data an unemployed woman.Clearly, the data seems to suggest that a date’s employment status matters more to women than it does to men.

What I found interesting is that while both women and men had some people with that opinion, far more women felt that way.Why do you think employment situation matters more to women that it does to men?I’ve never written off a woman for one characteristic.Recently, I had a somewhat controversial post on gold diggers that might have brought out some strong opinions.Is the notion that a person should be employed an understandable requirement in dating?

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