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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 01:15 AM

No Job? No Date for You! [View all]

Here is a good example of the invisible sexism that men have to deal with. It seems, to many women, being born with a penis means that your life must be given over to a life of labor in the pursuit of money if you are to find a mate.
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http://moneyland.time.com/2012/06/29/no-job-no-date-for-you/

In a new survey conducted by an online dating service, three-quarters of women said they were unlikely to date a man who is unemployed. Only one-third of the guys surveyed, by contrast, refuse to go with women who don’t have jobs.

The results of the survey, conducted by the matchmaking service It’s Just Lunch, is not necessarily representative of the population. It’s Just Lunch is a dating site that specializes mainly in setting up well-educated professionals, and the data comes from the responses of 925 single women (and an unknown number of men—the site hasn’t released that info) who responded to the site’s requests to participate in the survey.

Nonetheless, the dramatic differences in the responses of the sexes may lead some to the conclusion that, as Jezebel put it, “women are just a bunch of money-grubbing gold-diggers.”

Similarly, a previous study conducted for the real estate site Trulia shows a fairly big difference in how homeownership affects the desirability of men and women as dates. Just 19% of men said that they have a preference for dating homeowners. A much larger proportion of women (36%) prefer dates who own property.

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