(Then again, seeing as how real estate values have fared in recent years, it could just as easily be an indication of debt—even foolishness.) Homeownership may also be a sign that a man (or woman) is responsible and obviously capable of settling down—qualities that are highly desirable among singles who are keen on finding a life partner and settling down.(MORE: Bear With Me: Family Guy’s Seth Mac Farlane Makes a Toy Story) Either that or the women who participated in these surveys just plain really want to date a man only if he has a steady stream of income and a nice house.The Jezebel post, on the other hand, views the data in less blatantly monetary terms.The idea women are sending is that: A man who doesn’t have job and doesn’t have a solid plan to get one probably isn’t as desirable as a mate because he lacks ambition or intelligence or some other mysterious quality that we perceive as being necessary in our boyfriends. The Rise of Men’s Makeup) As much as the responses seem like they’re about money, they’re really about the qualities and values women want most in men, the thinking goes.Just 19% of men said that they have a preference for dating homeowners.A much larger proportion of women (36%) prefer dates who own property.
That answer, however, came with the stipulation that those women would not want to spend a lot of time in the relationship if the man did not have a plan in place. Freshly washed and styled neatly in a way that reflects your personality (we can't all have the locks of Taylor Swift or Harry from One Direction). That moment when your date asks 'so, what do you do for work? But what about when you aren't in an interview, and it is a date, and you aren't employed?Just one-third of men said they would date an unemployed woman.Overall, 75 percent of women said they would be unlikely to date an unemployed man, with 33 percent saying no outright.Seeing that someone is motivated and driven to do something in life that'll make them happy, will leave a greater impression than you think.It's important that you keep the conversation flowing, ask your date plenty of questions.It’s Just Lunch is a dating site that specializes mainly in setting up well-educated professionals, and the data comes from the responses of 925 single women (and an unknown number of men—the site hasn’t released that info) who responded to the site’s requests to participate in the survey.Nonetheless, the dramatic differences in the responses of the sexes may lead some to the conclusion that, as Jezebel put it, “women are just a bunch of money-grubbing gold-diggers.” (MORE: Romance & Real Estate: How Your Housing Situation Affects Your Love Life) The Jezebel post disputes this claim, of course.Rather, respondents said they were interested in dating someone who is engaged in an activity.Respondents felt that work was a beneficial activity for men to participate in.