Looking for a job? Looking to get married?
Hopefully, you’re planning to do the former before the latter.
In conjunction with ForbesWoman, YourTango surveyed a number of women and found that 75% wouldn’t marry a man who was unemployed. Similarly, 65% said they’d keep the nuptials at bay if they were the ones jobless.
This is understandable; the only thing worse than not having enough money to support yourself is not having enough money to support someone else. And though 91% of the singles surveyed said they would marry for love over money, getting hitched isn’t a one-variable equation.
(Fortunately, YourTango also identified the 15 Best and Worst Careers for Love. Makes me feel a little better about the low pay in publishing.)
The results also include feedback on some other provocative questions, like whether the respondent would marry a man who made less than she did and the importance of a partner’s occupational prestige. Among the most interesting/horrifying statistics: “55 percent would give up their career to take care of kids if their partner asked them to do so; only 28 percent would ask the same of their partner.”
Either that’s a glaring example of gender inequality, or YourTango surveyed a surprising amount of altruists.