I Want to Know If You Would Date Someone Who Is Unemployed

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    AquamarineCiara AquamarineCiara
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 28, 2015


    I've done it before; I'd do it again :-)  I appreciate the obsevation of folks who have expressed concerned about people who are perpetually unemployed and/or end up enjoying being taken care of; however, my friends and loved ones who have experienced unemployment have found...
    astrophellana astrophellana
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2009

    Absolutely ---

    Money is not what creates love and attraction for me  ... romance, passion, intensity, humor and wit --- that is worth more than money can buy. Put that into one tall, dark and handsome man ... That would be the perfect Mr. X.
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    12 Responses Jan 14, 2009

    It Doesn't Matter If The Person Is Unemployed

    It doesn't matter to me if the person is employed as long as the person is desirable  why not date such a person? I have went out with someone that was unemployed.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2012

    That's Kinda Shallow...

    But that's my own opinion. I mean if I refused to date someone who was not employed I would be missing out on the love of my life and maybe others would too,  so....Money isn't everything.Peace :)
    DazedNConfuzed1 DazedNConfuzed1
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2012

    Would You, Male Or Female, Date Someone Who Is Unemployed?

    Would you? Here is my answer:  Yes - If I loved them, I would.  Love isn't about money.  It's about the person.
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Dec 15, 2008


    I have worked since I was 17 years old and would not even consider dating someone who was unemployed for an extended period of time.  In fact, there are few people I respect LESS than those who refuse to be gainfully employed.  Although I am not a religious person...
    CCarte CCarte
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Jul 13, 2009

    I would date someone unemployed,

    only if they are doing things to seek employment. Even if they are going back to school, I wouldn't mind. But I will never date someone who is truly not interested in a job ever again, once is enough. I am not a 'sugar mama'.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 28, 2015

    This Is the Thing....

    Ok so this is the thing... if i had met my husband and he didnt have a job when i first met him i would have been his friend and waited to see if he was looking for a job or if he was the type to just mooch and then started dating him... luckily he had a job and i had a job as...
    sothisisme sothisisme
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2009

    it depends. I would date someone

    who is unemployed and looking but unemployed and not even trying for anything is a huge red flag.
    Deeplyflawed89 Deeplyflawed89
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 28, 2015

    Yeah, unless they were unemployed

    for violent/disruptive reasons.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum
    18-21, F
    May 28, 2015

    Honestly, No.

    No, I wouldn't. Unless they have some type of benefits, like for an disability, or some type of income. I don't make enough to take care of someone else. I can barely take care of myself, on what I make. :-/ And even if I made a lot and were rich, I'd doubt I want to take care...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2009


    I not only would do, I have done.
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    1 Response Dec 16, 2008

    Eh it depends. If you are a contractor you may

    be the exception if your on a break. If youve been unemployed all your life then no. If youre part of a big layoff cuz some big company went bankrupt then it would be ok.
    deleted deleted
    May 28, 2015

    I Married Someone Unemployed.

    I do NOT recommend it. Don't take pity on someone who claims to have fallen on hard times. Watch to see if a pattern emerges. If they "just can't seem to keep a job" RUN. Run fast, and never look back.
    SufferSilent SufferSilent
    26-30, F
    11 Responses Jan 3, 2009

    Of Course I Would

    i see no problem in dating some one that does not have a job maybe they are students who know lots out of work with now
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Mar 9, 2012

    God of Unemployment

    I married the God of Unemployment!  Not a good thing to do! 
    depressedmommy depressedmommy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2009

    I'm an unemployed graduate

    and I wouldn't date me right now.
    Genuine2811 Genuine2811
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    Yes if he is of the same fields

    as mine. Then I will help him get a job in these fields.
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 28, 2015

    Unemployed? Would I? Hmmmm

    For most of my life I could of.  Life isn't about money. Today it wouldn't work.  I want/need someone who could stand on their own two feet.
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2008

    Yea i know ppl mean well

    but lack of money and equality in income tends to tear ppl apart. I guess, for me, it depends on whether the person is trying to get a job or not. I understand there are house wives ad that is accepted. so idk it must be kinda normal?
    deleted deleted
    May 28, 2015
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