How Unemployment Affects Marriage
Would you marry someone who was unemployed? What if you yourself were unemployed? If you answered "no" to those questions, you're not alone. Seventy-five percent of women wouldn't hitch themselves to someone who was unemployed, and 65% wouldn't tie the knot if they were jobless, according to a recent survey by YourTango and ForbesWoman.
"With the recent unemployment rate up to 9.1 percent, joblessness is an increasingly pervasive issue—especially for women as they consider the fiscal and emotional stability of their romantic future," said Andrea Miller, founder and CEO, YourTango. "From money woes to resentment, joblessness can create great strain on relationships. Before women enter into a lifetime commitment, they want to feel secure in what their partner can bring to the table."
Although having a job is important, more than 91 percent of single women saying they would marry for love over money.
"It is ironic that women place more weight on love than money, yet won't marry if they or their potential suitor is unemployed," said Meghan Casserly, Reporter, ForbesWoman. "A job can make or break the longevity of a relationship and the results of the survey demonstrate just what an important role careers play in romance."
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