Probably not (although I imagine a certain amount of women would eagerly entangle themselves if he was hot; yes, we gals can be incredibly shallow, too).
Unemployed, under-employed and low-income men are just not good dating or marriage material in the eyes of many women.
The Good Men Project recently pondered, what’s a man without money? I’ve never been one to focus on money — my own or someone else’s — or see it as a path to happiness.
Now that I’m at midlife, however, and helping to get two kids through college, hoping to retire one day, and dealing with the never-ending costs of living (my broken clavicle cost me of money, despite my health insurance, and my car appears to have an electrical problem, no doubt a pricey problem, that I need to deal with ASAP), I think about money a wee bit more.
When asked how much is appropriate for adults to spend on the first date, older millennials (ages 27 to 36) and Generations X-ers (ages 37 to 52) said they spend 0 per date — that’s twice as much as younger millennials and baby boomers (ages 53 to 71), according to a survey of 1,000 people released Thursday by The Cashlorette.com, which is owned by personal-finance site
“In order to date a woman in New York City, you have to spend 0 or 0.
That’s the ‘trumpets and confetti’ night out: Dinner, drinks at a cocktail bar, nightclub and an Uber home.” That’s why he developed an alternative — and free — date.
A man who isn’t contributing financially is a handicap, as one young single mother says in “What was his purpose?
I started thinking, ‘I don’t need him.’ He was just like an extra burden.