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.
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. 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.
The Career and Love survey also found:
Other surprising findings:
Single Women Vs Married Women 1. Married women are more likely than singletons to give up their career if their partner asked them to:
2. While 77 percent of women believe a woman can "have it all" (have a fulfilling relationship, family life, and successful career all at once), most aren't living the dream: only 43 percent of women say their work/life balance is about where they want it to be; 47 percent would like to devote less time to work, and 10 percent want to spend more time at work. Surprisingly, single women are more likely to think their career interferes with their love life: 43 percent of singletons say their career negatively affects their love life, while only 36 percent of married women said the same.
Women Over 35 Vs Women Under 35 1. Older women are less willing to marry someone who makes less money than them. Forty percent of women under 35 said they wouldn't marry someone who brought home less money; 45 percent of women over 35 said the same.
2. Older women are more likely than younger women to give up their career if their partner asked them to:
3. Younger women are twice as likely to care about the cachet of their partner's career: 36 percent of women under 35 said the prestige of their partner's career was important, vs. 18 percent of women over 35.