Zoosk Survey Finds Singles Have Embraced Economic Realities: Unemployment and Living With Parents are not Dating Deterrents
78% of American singles would go on a date with someone who is unemployed; 85% think that dating can be fun without spending money
Overwhelmingly, the poll found American singles do not view unemployment as a barrier to dating. 78% of singles said they would date someone who is currently unemployed. Men were more inclined to do so; 92% of men said they would date a woman who is unemployed. Slightly more than half (52%) of women said they would date a man who is currently unemployed.
“Everyone has heard that the economy is drawing more people to online dating, but we wanted to hear how singles felt about going on a date with someone who has been personally affected by the economy,” said
The poll also asked participants if they would go on a date with a man or woman who admitted they were living with their parents. The response indicates this situation is not a “dating deal-breaker” for singles. 80% responded that they would go on a date with someone who lives with their parents.
Finally, when asked if a date that “revolves around a free activity” was a turn-on or a turn-off, 85% of respondents responded that dating can be fun without spending money. Only 15% of respondents (11% of women and 17% of men) said that it does not feel like a “real date” to do something free.
The Zoosk poll was conducted online in
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