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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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1 posted on 06/27/2012 8:46:23 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

No, but you’ll likely be married to them.


2 posted on 06/27/2012 8:47:23 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah!


3 posted on 06/27/2012 8:50:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Won’t date, but have 1 nights stands? Sure will.


4 posted on 06/27/2012 8:51:26 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Asking women that question will not get the truthful answer, they will answer with their heads and not their feelings, the reality is different than what they say.

Women do like to have fun, they just don’t always know it until they actually meet it face to face.


5 posted on 06/27/2012 8:52:15 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: SeekAndFind

” 75 Percent of Women Say They Won’t Date Unemployed Men”

Hah! They have never been to my local reservation. Lots of guys there are living off their girlfriends and mothers.


6 posted on 06/27/2012 8:52:22 PM PDT by Redcitizen (New Mexico, home of the green chili & the A-bomb. Coincidence? I think not.)
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To: vpintheak

I should quit my job and go after all those one nighters!


7 posted on 06/27/2012 8:53:57 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: vpintheak

Not so, just ask George Costanza:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RerJWv5vwxc


8 posted on 06/27/2012 8:56:18 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: SeekAndFind

I could do these studies.

Funny thing...when a guy who “asked me out” pulled up in my driveway with all of his belongings in the back seat, then glanced about and asked if this was my car, my house..I have to admit..I got a little nervous and claustrophobic.

True story.

I really don’t care what a person does...but they need to be doing something before they ask somebody out.


9 posted on 06/27/2012 8:56:18 PM PDT by berdie
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To: SeekAndFind

I could do these studies.

Funny thing...when a guy who “asked me out” pulled up in my driveway with all of his belongings in the back seat, then glanced about and asked if this was my car, my house..I have to admit..I got a little nervous and claustrophobic.

True story.

I really don’t care what a person does...but they need to be doing something before they ask somebody out.


10 posted on 06/27/2012 8:56:18 PM PDT by berdie
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, good grief. Why don’t they just move to Nevada and dispense with the charade, lol?


11 posted on 06/27/2012 8:57:46 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: berdie

Sorry for the echo!!


12 posted on 06/27/2012 8:58:22 PM PDT by berdie
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To: SeekAndFind
Listen to the young black girls! They'll tell you how it is.

You got no c-a-r, no a-p-t and no j-o-b.

How hard is this to figure out?

13 posted on 06/27/2012 9:00:22 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Got equality? How many men would date an unemployed woman?


14 posted on 06/27/2012 9:00:41 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder how many hard working men won’t date a lazy, overweight, brain dead fat chick looking for love.


15 posted on 06/27/2012 9:01:26 PM PDT by quantim (Obama = #theoccupier on twitter.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


16 posted on 06/27/2012 9:06:44 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: quantim

“I wonder how many hard working men won’t date a lazy, overweight, brain dead fat chick looking for love.”

Date ‘em? Most guys I know marry them.


17 posted on 06/27/2012 9:15:54 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The other 25% are dating musicians.


18 posted on 06/27/2012 9:27:32 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Fred Hayek

some women equate self employed with unemployed

I find the same thing with residual income . What people dont understand is you just grew into a whole new level of asset management , growth and a whole new world of knowledge .

I dont argue about it because it’s more of a teaching moment and if I’m not liked when I’m “Down” I cannot have you when I’m up . Simple ;)


19 posted on 06/27/2012 9:28:00 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: SeekAndFind; All
As my buddy Young MC would say:

Got no money
And you got no car
Then you got no woman
And there you are


20 posted on 06/27/2012 9:28:58 PM PDT by eekitsagreek
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, if men said the same thing, women would say that was sexist of them. Guess double standards are fine when you come out on the favorable side.


21 posted on 06/27/2012 9:31:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: berdie

It would make me nervous whoever would act that way.


22 posted on 06/27/2012 9:32:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: vpintheak
That's what I was thinking. A silver lining for the unemployed Lothario.

"Don't want to give me your number, baby? Cool, I wasn't going to call anyway."


23 posted on 06/27/2012 9:32:46 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: philman_36

Hasn’t stopped young black girls having babies from several different lowlifes.


24 posted on 06/27/2012 9:32:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I guess the exceptions are pro athletes who were put on waivers.
25 posted on 06/27/2012 9:35:21 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: RegulatorCountry

26 posted on 06/27/2012 9:38:21 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure a lot depends on age and status. Lots of young people date unemployed people because they are unemployed or students themselves. And some people dare for fun, not to scout lifetime relationships so occupation probably doesn’t matter to them.

Bottom line, most women under 40 care most that a date is going to pay for dinner and have enough gasoline to drive them home. After that, everything is negotiable. But if she sees that a young man has no income and no ambition, she has every right to look for somebody else.


27 posted on 06/27/2012 9:52:19 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Hasn’t stopped young black girls having babies from several different lowlifes.
As was noted earlier in the thread, one night stands don't count as dating.
Dating is a different subject completely.

Actual dating, instead of just "hooking up" (there's that "dog"/animal mentality again)
has certain...requirements...in today's youth culture.

28 posted on 06/27/2012 9:53:23 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

They may see them for a week or so. Until things head south.


29 posted on 06/27/2012 10:08:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Fred Hayek; Ben Bolt
first, 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”.

second, I find the same thing with residual income.

Wow, you guys have it tough, just kidding.

Any guy that can't make those two occupations sing, doesn't deserve women.

30 posted on 06/27/2012 10:24:05 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

This was in a very liberal state up north. Women (having drunk the Kool Aid about men being liars and predators) tended to view any kind of accomplishments out of the ordinary as “just another line of bovine scat from another loser and predator”. The culture in this state (Minnesota) had as one of its characteristics “how dare you do better than average/mediocre”. Maybe the women viewed the mediocre office drone as having more “stability”. Perceptions are a funny thing. It makes “resume deflation” in certain social circles (and I don’t mean homeless bums, welfare recipients, and all that) a necessary tactic.


31 posted on 06/27/2012 10:33:59 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: ansel12

BTW, I am no longer in Minnestoopid.


32 posted on 06/27/2012 10:38:46 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: ansel12

I’m not desperate boss . Aint looking either . My point was the dumbing down of the American school system with respect to finance and self reliance .

Aside from that I dont care who they are . If someone is attracted to bright shiny objects I have no time for them . Man or beast .


33 posted on 06/27/2012 10:49:03 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: SeekAndFind
75 Percent of Women Say They Won't Date Unemployed Men

That's only fair, now.
100% of today's so-called men will not date unemployed women.
More than once, that is.
I thought hooking up one time was the cool dating technique now.

34 posted on 06/27/2012 10:51:25 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Ben Bolt

Yeah, the inadequate school system is why women react to you as you described.


35 posted on 06/27/2012 10:54:05 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Bshaw

I’ve noticed that too. I’m not sure why so many men marry women that are clearly beneath them. The best marriages I’ve seen are between equals with a good work-home balance.


36 posted on 06/27/2012 10:54:27 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom
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To: Fred Hayek

You have a good money making career, you just need to know how to find the description that makes it sing to a woman.

Tell them what you do and do not merely leave it at “self-employed”, avoid that phrase entirely, tell them about your work, the contracts, the demands, sound like a man who is as busy as your description of 60 hour weeks sounds.

Women respect work, and you work, tell them about it.


37 posted on 06/27/2012 11:00:52 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: SeekAndFind
In other words "75 percent of women and 66 percent of men say they will not date some one who is unemployed."

This surprises people because?

Now I am going to make an assumption that we are talking about adults who are out of college. Why would the unemployed male or female living at home with mom and dad be appealing?

They are not taking responsibility for their own lives or future so a future with them is not a good idea.

38 posted on 06/27/2012 11:06:25 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Demons run when a good man goes to war)
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To: IronJack

Around 1/3. 66% of men say no job, no way.


39 posted on 06/27/2012 11:08:02 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Demons run when a good man goes to war)
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To: SeekAndFind

If they are not employed, they had better know how to paint, do plumbing and electrical repairs, mow the lawn, wash the windows, take care of my car, run errands, go to the store, do the laundry and ironing, clean the house, cook all the meals and be an excellent gin rummy and Scrabble player.


40 posted on 06/27/2012 11:08:29 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ansel12

Hey ... You can twist this around all you want and impress yourself with your superior knowledge about the subject and even me .

Like when you said I dont deserve a woman . Yeah, the inadequate school system is why women react to you as you described.

When was the last time a public school taught financial independence and self reliance ? I looked at your tagline and I expected more from you but as it goes talk is cheap because oxygen is free .

As to women dont make me laugh boss . You have no idea what my team does or how I lead or what the attraction was in the 1st place . The topic may be about a survey of some stat but it’s really about both genders and some sectors of our American culture .


41 posted on 06/27/2012 11:14:39 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: Ben Bolt

I think I can see the problem.


42 posted on 06/27/2012 11:25:19 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

Yeah .. You strike me as someone who carries a mirror in there pocket . I alway’s leverage my time VS how it is invested and I see a net loss on my priceless asset so you take your last shot while I go walk my dog .


43 posted on 06/27/2012 11:29:30 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: Ben Bolt

Post 30 was praising what you do for a living, it shouldn’t have set you off as it did.

I’m not surprised that females don’t react well to you, although you seem to have a wonderful way of making a living and a wonderful income.


44 posted on 06/27/2012 11:38:28 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

I never praise myself . I tried to expand the income subject to residuals and how people of all genders have a mindset of having a job when generating wealth and creating it is more viable .

I’m not surprised that females don’t react well to you,
Please stop presuming . That shit dont fly with me . Good night .I’m through with you .


45 posted on 06/27/2012 11:55:19 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: SeekAndFind

Some women will date an Unemployed guy for up to 99 weeks.

As soon as the Unemployment Checks run out, so will she.


46 posted on 06/28/2012 12:06:52 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: Ben Bolt

Your post 19 seemed to be an expression of finding common ground with the issue of females and not getting a positive reaction from them.

Constant anger and lashing out can account for that, your income source shouldn’t, in my estimation you have a fine, respectable source of income that should impress women.


47 posted on 06/28/2012 12:10:31 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

Are you really that pig shit stupid ?


48 posted on 06/28/2012 12:13:49 AM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: Ben Bolt

See post 42.


49 posted on 06/28/2012 12:17:33 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Ben Bolt; ansel12

>> Are you really that pig [expletive deleted] stupid ?

Weren’t you about to go walk your dog or something?


50 posted on 06/28/2012 1:16:01 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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