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!