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75 Percent of Women Say They Won't Date Unemployed Men
Live Science ^ | 06/27/2012 | David Mielach

Posted on 06/27/2012 8:46:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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

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

"Not having a job will definitely make it harder for men to date someone they don't already know," said Irene LaCota, spokesperson for It's Just Lunch, a dating service for professionals that conducted the research.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: dating; golddiggers; payforplay; savethemales; unemployment; whores
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To: SeekAndFind

>> [Female] respondents felt that work was a beneficial activity for men to participate in.

Hey! That’s a *conservative* idea.

And yet the pollsters tell us women slightly prefer Obama.

Go figure.


51 posted on 06/28/2012 1:18:04 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick

You have something about the thread topic you want to toss in ?


52 posted on 06/28/2012 1:30:30 AM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: Ben Bolt

Already did.


53 posted on 06/28/2012 2:02:07 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: HerrBlucher

Classic, classic scene!


54 posted on 06/28/2012 2:11:17 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: SeekAndFind
Pity there are are no survey data on the percentage of these women who oppose legalization of prostitution.


55 posted on 06/28/2012 2:36:05 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Secret Agent Man

As evidenced by the Section 8 housing I work secondary in. Some of the guys work, but most are layabouts who crash in the apartments that the real working class are paying for. Then there are those are the aspiring rappers and part time unlicensed pharmaceutical salesmen.


56 posted on 06/28/2012 3:24:48 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This was all described in the catchy tune, “If you've got the money honey, I've got the time.”

If you got the money, honey
I've got the time
We'll go honky-tonkin’
And we're gonna have a time
We'll make all the night spots
Dance to the music, fine
If you got the money, honey
I've got the time

Well, there ain't no use to tarry
So let's start out tonight
We'll spread joy, boy, oh boy
And we'll spread it right
We'll have more fun, baby
All the way down the line
If you got the money, honey
I've got the time

We'll make all the night spots
Dance to the music, fine
If you got the money, honey
I've got the time

If you got the money, honey
I've got The Time
We'll go honky-tonkin’
And we're gonna have a time
Bring along your Cadillac
Leave my old wreck behind
If you got the money, honey
I've got the time

Well, we'll go honky-tonkin’
Make every club in town
We'll go to the park where it's dark
We won't fool around

But if you run short of money, honey
I'll run short of time
‘Cause you with no more money, honey
I've no more time

57 posted on 06/28/2012 4:44:25 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Fred Hayek; Ben Bolt; ansel12
“One of the things I also found that some women equate self employed with unemployed. Even when I had several contracts (engineering/commissioning support) active - a refinery,some pipeline companies,a chemical plant,and a biomedical manufacturing company,it did not matter. I did not have a “real job”. Then what was I doing with 60 hour weeks?”

I know what you mean FRiend, but those women aren't worth more than one night anyway. You have to find a woman more in touch with logic and less with instincts. I know, you're probably laughing now...

It's an instinctual turn-on for women to see a man “doing something”, especially physical labor. Physical performance has been an essential trait for men throughout 90%+ of human history. Sports, physical work, and combat are how women found the “top dog”. That is why they are so attracted to soldiers, athletes and roughnecks. In the past, a stronger man could have easily killed you and taken your woman.

If she doesn't see him work and/or understand what his work is, she is less likely to feel this type of attraction. This is why women are often more attracted to a blue-collar guy than a low level office worker. Some say it is only because the blue-collar guys are in better shape, but that is only part of the reason.

IMO, this is still a small part of attraction and I wouldnt worry about it. The CEO or owner earning 10-20x more has a far greater advantage. Not only because of nice stuff and shiny things. Leadership, wealth and security are even more important than physical strength. In the past, a leader could be somewhat weak but have many strong men under his command and have friends/family that respect him enough to care for his woman/children should he fall. Leadership and wealth are as instinctual to women as 6-pack abs.

58 posted on 06/28/2012 5:27:40 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: varyouga

You have to find a woman more in touch with logic and less with instincts.

Good observations . When you put together a team of substance you end up with an A team leveraged in focus , ability and drive . Aint looking for anything else and I could care less .
Work smart and play hard .


59 posted on 06/28/2012 6:02:23 AM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
So let me get this straight, women have fake hair, fake eyelashes, contacts, buy fake boobs, lips, and get botox... but they want a Real Man?


60 posted on 06/28/2012 8:04:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: Fred Hayek

She wants you out of the house so she can have time with the milkman, cable guy, mailman...


61 posted on 06/28/2012 8:08:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: Fred Hayek

Another possibility, she can’t explain to her friends in 8 words or less what it is her “boyfriend” does/isn’t glamorous enough for the social circles.


62 posted on 06/28/2012 8:10:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Hasn’t stopped young black girls having babies from several different lowlifes.

Nobody's working when they're working it at Da Clubbb.

63 posted on 06/28/2012 8:13:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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