Just one-third of men said they would date an unemployed woman.Overall, 75 percent of women said they would be unlikely to date an unemployed man, with 33 percent saying no outright.
When it comes to dating, that fear can be amplified.Related: 5 Things You Should Be Doing If You’re Unemployed The number one question asked when meeting someone new is “What do you do for a living?Of course it's not uncommon for people looking for a relationship to keep a mental checklist of qualities required of their potential lovers, but a recent survey revealed that a whopping 75 percent of straight women had problems with dating an unemployed man.Even in the face of today's tough economy and high unemployment rate, a new study revealed that it is still no excuse: in dating, unemployment is a deal breaker, particularly for straight women.“Being honest about your unemployment is the best approach to communicating with a new guy [or girl],” said dating expert Marni Battista.
That doesn’t mean you have to be negative about it, though. We all go through a period of time when we attract losers – not a big deal. They may have tricked us into believing they weren’t scrubs AT FIRST, but their true colors eventually bleed through.Rather, respondents said they were interested in dating someone who is engaged in an activity.Respondents felt that work was a beneficial activity for men to participate in.In fact, 19 percent of men said they had no reservations and 46 percent of men said they were positive they would date an unemployed woman.