Dating when men have job problems
"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." Or is it?The women interviewed for the press release didn't mention anything about conforming to traditional gender roles when asked to explain the results.
Only 4 percent of respondents asked whether they would go out with an unemployed man answered "of course." "Not having a job will definitely make it harder for men to date someone they don't already know," Irene La Cota, a spokesperson for It's Just Lunch, said in a press release.One women quoted in the press release reflected that a job was a sign that a man was involved in , which could indicate a desire for a partner who is active and purposeful, rather than one who would take on the traditional role of the sole breadwinner.Jezebel went a step further, arguing that the survey numbers could be misleading.The research found that women were more concerned with men being "engaged in an activity" rather than having a huge paycheck."Even at my age, 75, and dating if you can believe it if a man is not employed, volunteering, involved in life it's a deal breaker," Patricia Weaver, a 75-year-old film maker said in a statement.Other women are afraid that dating an unemployed man will come with financial obligations."While my heart goes out to people who are unemployed or under-employed in this economy," said another woman, Carole Bartholomeaux, in the press release.
Instead, they said they were concerned that they might end up having to support an unemployed man.