While losing your job may be a devastating blow to your career aspirations, it may be an even bigger blow to your personal life, according to new research conducted by a dating service.
A significant majority of women said they would not date a man who was unemployed.
“We put so much emphasis on having a good job,” said Lo Dolce.
“You need to realize that, even if you have a good job, it’s not automatically going to get you the girl or the guy.” Incorporating passion and excitement into your conversation is key during a career transition.
It should not be that way, but that is how our society works.
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.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.By changing your perspective, you can control how people view your situation.There are three common questions that come up when you’re getting to know someone new.