Of the 925 single women surveyed, 75 percent said they'd have a problem with dating someone without a job.
After all, a big percentage of us don't care so much about whether he has a job right this second...it's more about whether he's the type of guy who's proactive enough to find himself a new job and be able to support himself in the long run. in 2011 found that women today care more about a man's income and level of education than they did in the 1940s.
Still, the new survey joins an existing body of research indicating that women do want a man with some financial resources. Another study published last year found that German women increasingly look for men with salaries similar to their own.
42 percent of the women of counted in that 75 percent camp saying no to unemployed men actually said they might go out on a date with a guy who doesn't have a job: they just probably wouldn't want to date him long-term unless he had some have some sort of plan to secure one eventually.
Sounds reasonable enough, argued Cassie Murdoch of Jezebel: I'm not sure it's so much about the traditional belief that men should be the financial providers so much as it is about believing that a man who doesn't have job and doesn't have a solid plan to get one probably isn't as desirable as a mate because he lacks ambition or intelligence or some other mysterious quality that we perceive as being necessary in our boyfriends.
The reason, again, wasn't that the women wanted a man to take care of them.
Instead participants reported that they wanted a mate with equal earning power to avoid the conflict they foresaw arising if their male partners felt insecure about them earning more.
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