For all these reasons the employment status of a guy becomes quite important when you are dating and here are a few things to consider if you discover that your date is unemployed.Keep an open mind Your first reaction upon hearing that a guy is unemployed may be to discount his financial status – after all how can a guy afford a relationship if he does not have a job.It was actually easier without him.” I’m sure I’m not the only girl growing up whose mother told her that it’s just as easy to love a rich guy as it is to love a poor one.A few years ago, the book — boys get the same message, and even in this presumably enlightened age, I just can’t see a parent encouraging a son to “marry up.” Earlier this summer, a study (OK, funded by a credit report agency so I take it with a grain of salt) indicated financial responsibility and financial compatibility was more important or just as important as career ambition, physical attraction and sex and intimacy, especially for women.It never even occurred to me to worry about such things (I’ve never discussed credit ratings with a partner), but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have paid it attention when it seemed like things were getting serious.A recent study seems to indicate that we are stuck in a time warp when it comes to gender and money — we can’t get past the idea that a husband should make more money than his wife, and that is impacting whom we marry, how much a wife works, and even if a couple stays married.Just 21 percent of women said they would date an unemployed man.Women, however, insist their feelings are not solely based on money.
"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." [More People Would Date For Smarts Than Money] On the other hand, the prospect of dating an unemployed woman was not a problem for nearly two-thirds of men.Among the interesting questions posed: What happens when a man marries a woman who has the education and skills to earn more than him? In such couples, surveys show, both wife and husband generally report being less happy about the marriage.The couple can avoid violating the “man earns more” social norm if the woman works part time or leaves the labor force altogether. But what if the woman stays in the labor force and earn more than her spouse? tweet So, here’s how it appears to work: Unemployed, under-employed and low-paid women are still dateable and marriage material, while guys are not.Rather, respondents said they were interested in dating someone who is engaged in an activity.Respondents felt that work was a beneficial activity for men to participate in.In fact you date may actually be self-employed but when you hear it, you decode it as not having any proper employment.