Women dating unemployed men
(MORE: Bear With Me: Family Guy’s Seth Mac Farlane Makes a Toy Story) Either that or the women who participated in these surveys just plain really want to date a man only if he has a steady stream of income and a nice house.When you’re unemployed, one of your biggest fears is being judged by others.When asked in the It’s Just Lunch survey, “Would you go out on a date with someone whom you knew was unemployed?” one-third of women responded with a flat “No.” A larger percentage (42%) gave “Maybe” as an answer with the stipulation, “I wouldn’t want to throw a lot of time into it unless they had a game plan for getting back on track.” Men were asked the same question, and roughly two-thirds said they’d be up for dating someone who was unemployed: 19% said they had no reservations whatsoever about going out with a woman without a job, and another 46% said they’d date an unemployed women but were interested in finding out how they spent their time not working.In a new survey conducted by an online dating service, three-quarters of women said they were unlikely to date a man who is unemployed.
Sounds reasonable enough, argued Cassie Murdoch of Jezebel: I'm not sure it's so much about the traditional belief that men should be the financial providers so much as it is about believing that a man who doesn't have job and doesn't have a solid plan to get one probably isn't as desirable as a mate because he lacks ambition or intelligence or some other mysterious quality that we perceive as being necessary in our boyfriends.
Similarly, a previous study conducted for the real estate site Trulia shows a fairly big difference in how homeownership affects the desirability of men and women as dates.
Just 19% of men said that they have a preference for dating homeowners.
The reason, again, wasn't that the women wanted a man to take care of them.
Instead participants reported that they wanted a mate with equal earning power to avoid the conflict they foresaw arising if their male partners felt insecure about them earning more.