Dating when men have job problems
According to science, getting a date could be just as hard as your job search.
As if losing your job doesn't suck enough, a recent survey conducted by online dating site It's Just Lunch found that 75 percent of women wouldn't even go on a date with an unemployed man. But 33 percent said there was no chance, while the other 25 percent said they would go on a date with a jobless guy."Not having a job will definitely make it harder for men to date someone they don't already know," says Irene La Cota of It's Just Lunch.
"This is the rare area, compared to other topics we've done surveys on, where women's old-fashioned beliefs about sex roles seem to apply." Or is it?
The women interviewed for the press release didn't mention anything about conforming to traditional gender roles when asked to explain the results.
The research found that women were more concerned with men being "engaged in an activity" rather than having a huge paycheck."Even at my age, 75, and dating if you can believe it if a man is not employed, volunteering, involved in life it's a deal breaker," Patricia Weaver, a 75-year-old film maker said in a statement.
You know, require that a man own a home, have a job, stuff like that.Mary Jo Fay, author of Please Dear, Not Tonight, says a lack of sexual self-awareness and education worsens these problems.But having sex is one of the last things you should give up, Fay says.One women quoted in the press release reflected that a job was a sign that a man was involved in , which could indicate a desire for a partner who is active and purposeful, rather than one who would take on the traditional role of the sole breadwinner.Jezebel went a step further, arguing that the survey numbers could be misleading.