While what we seek in a potential mate may not vary much between the "real" and virtual worlds, dating sites highlight a particularly revealing reality about the importance of employment status, and perhaps biases people may not even realize they themselves hold.
Online dating exposes how quickly people are willing to dive back into the sea for other options, while the unemployed wither on the sand, regardless of other attractive characteristics.
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.
The current dating scene includes group dating, trolling the internet for free or cheap events to take dates and an endless array of options of other eager singles to choose from via casual texts and late-night hookups...
finding people who are serious about dating, and have it together, may prove challenging.
All this, experts say, is changing the dating game.While the research yields some expected results -- the stereotypical notion that women are more heavily invested in financial security than their male counterparts, and the fact that a weak economy and dating sites in general are keeping people "younger" longer, you shouldn't wait until you have the perfect job to seek happiness in your love life.Echoing Maria, if you keep at it, someone interested in more than how you spend your workday should eventually cross your path.People date other people for companionship, compatibility, intimacy, and many other things that they can offer a relationship - and not because they’re employed or not.It’s not like people are going to date you specifically to get some financial gain out of it - so your unemployment is completely irrelevant, except if you ACTIVELY want to stay that way and mooch off of other people.
While it may increase their odds of finding the right person for them, by the same token it might eliminate the hidden treasures.