As if losing your job doesn't suck enough, a recent survey conducted by online dating site It's Just Lunch found that 75 percent of women wouldn't even go on a date with an unemployed man. But 33 percent said there was no chance, while the other 25 percent said they would go on a date with a jobless guy."Not having a job will definitely make it harder for men to date someone they don't already know," says Irene La Cota of It's Just Lunch."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."I know this sounds a bit superficial — like we need a man to have a job so they can shower us with gifts and take us on dates.
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