It's no great revelation that the Internet -- "shopping around"perks included -- permits a certain level of hairsplitting.From behind the privacy of their screens, browsers can say "no" to brown eyes just as easily as they can reject the unemployed.
A survey of 925 individuals found 75 percent of women were unlikely to date an unemployed man, while chances were slightly more favorable for unemployed, heterosexual women.Remember: low self-esteem is probably more unattractive than being unemployed, and you should always fight the urge to lie about your job situation. The only time unemployment is a problem in a relationship is when the unemployed person just sits there, content in being unemployed, and doesn’t actively look to remedy the situation."But if this wasn't a trigger for me, yes, I would go on a date with someone who was unemployed, as long as they were being proactive about it." Tyler Tervooren, who blogs about attracting women online, agrees "self-employed" seemed to be a turn-off on his Ok Cupid profile, until he changed it to the more alluring-sounding "entrepreneur." Insofar as what bearing our economy has on dating and employment, according to Fox Business in 2013, many young people are in the same position -- times are tough economically, and people across the board are generally favorable toward the "cheap date." For the same reasons, they are increasingly putting off more serious romantic decisions until later in life.This could result in both a more forgiving attitude toward the unemployed, as well as a greater desperation for a financially secure partner.