Women dating unemployed men

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When you’re unemployed, one of your biggest fears is being judged by others.

When it comes to dating, that fear can be amplified.

Just 21 percent of women said they would date an unemployed man.

Women, however, insist their feelings are not solely based on money.

The survey, sponsored by dating site "It's Just Lunch" surveyed 925 single women and found that only 4 percent of respondents answered "of course" when asked whether they would go out with an unemployed man, while the other 21 percent said "Yes" but were curious to see how the men were doing in the meantime."Not having a job will definitely make it harder for men to date someone they don't already know," Irene La Cota, spokesperson for "It's Just Lunch" said in a statement.

"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."Of the 75 percent of women who had problems with dating a man without a job, only about 33 percent said that unemployment was a deal breaker that cannot be overlooked, but a generous 43 percent said they would consider dating someone who was unemployed only if he was "getting back on track" to securing employment.

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About half said the man should be the one to pay for a first date.

Another 42 percent of women answered maybe when asked about the possibility of dating an unemployed man.

That answer, however, came with the stipulation that those women would not want to spend a lot of time in the relationship if the man did not have a plan in place.

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.

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