New Study Shows Being Unemployed Makes You an ‘Unlikely’ Date

Sure, we all know being unemployed can impact your well being, social life, and of course, your wallet. Well, a new study proves it!

According to survey conducted by It’s Just Lunch, three-quarters of women in the survey revealed they were unlikely to date a man who is unemployed whereas one-third of guys reported they were not likely to date women who don’t currently work.

According to the survey, 925 women were included and it’s unknown as to how many men were included (mainly because it’s not included in the company’s press release.)  When asked if they would go out on a date with someone who was unemployed, literally 33 percent said no, they wouldn’t. Although 42 percent answered “maybe” they also added they wouldn’t want to invest a lot of time into it unless their potential mate “had a game plan for getting back on track.”

It should be noted that 21 percent of women responded yes with a stipulation including being curious to see how they’re keeping occupied in the meantime.

Irene LaCota, spokesperson for the dating company, summed up the results: “Not having a job will definitely make it harder for men to date someone they don’t already know.”

She added, “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.”