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 by the world's standard, I believe what the Bible says........

"If a man (woman) will not work, let him (her) NOT eat!"  AMEN!!!!!!!!

This does not always mean working at a traditional job (9 to 5).  A housewife, a handy man, or a farmer are all self-employed, if you will, and need not be ashamed of drawing something other than the common paycheck.  But, someone who lays around the house and expects someone else to support them (food, clothing, shelter) is not someone I would even associate with, much less consider as a love interest.  I'll go one step further and say that anyone who does is an idiot!

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46-50, F
5 Responses Jul 13, 2009

Phillygirl4,<br />
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Brilliantly intelligent gal you are! Outsmart the smart! I like you.

people who lay around the house and have someone support them are smart...they are laying back while others do all the work...people have to be smarter and kick em the hell out!!!

Rickrose22,<br />
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AMEN to that! You said it right...

Squigglefish,<br />
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I wish I understood your comments, but they are unclear and seem to be somewhat disjointed. Care to explain?

If someone is unemployed due to circumstances beyond there control, I can understand. Especially in this day and age of the horrible economy. But I would not want to be with someone who continues to collect and doesn't even try to find a job. That is inexcusible to me. Nothing is worse than a lazy sponge