Dating for the unemployed
More than half of respondents said they would be uncomfortable with dating someone who is unemployed, making it the worst out of the eight financial-situation questions posed. Having significant student loan debt, with 42 percent of respondents saying this would be a turn-off for them.
Americans are fairly traditional when it comes to gender-based roles and dating.
Just ask Thomas Edwards, the 20-something dating guru who launched a career as The Professional Wingman.
He has plenty of tips for impressing a mate without digging too deep in your wallet. "You can take her out for a walk in the park, go to the mall and “window shop." You can go into clothing stores and dress up in ridiculous stuff together, or take her to free art galleries.
According to the poll, about two-thirds of respondents said it was harder to talk about money than sex.There’s definitely stigma about dating someone who is unemployed, but come on guys — We’ve all been there at one point in our lives or another.Here are 7 reasons it’s awesome to date someone who is unemployed. Yes, they should be focusing on networking, making their resume presentable, applying to 3 million positions a day (and writing a specific cover letter for each, despite knowing no one will ever read that cover letter), connecting to anyone and everyone on Linkedin, etc.As it turned out, dating without a steady job wasn't really all that hard. At the time, unemployment was still a new thing to me and nothing I was used to, thus I presumed dating was out of the question," he says.But with unemployment rates still high enough to make lawmakers sweat through election season, it's safe to say that singles have begun to adjust their expectations when it comes to being wined and dined.
Some museums have "first nights," where they offer free admission once a month." But maintaining a love life while you're out of a job isn't just about finding the money.