I could find no study analyzing similar data pertaining to non-heterosexual couples, but I doubt Maria's case is an anomaly.
“We put so much emphasis on having a good job,” said Lo Dolce.Twenty-nine-year-old Maria from Brooklyn is no stranger to the popular dating site Ok Cupid, but since recently quitting her job, she has encountered an unpleasant phenomenon with which many are already all too familiar. A different girl had "liked" her -- a means of expressing interest in someone else on the site.First, a girl messaged Maria, an active user, and the two flirted back and forth for awhile. "We went back and forth for about a week," notes Maria, "each of us messaging around once a day.The survey, sponsored by dating site "It's Just Lunch" surveyed 925 single women and found that only 4 percent of respondents answered "of course" when asked whether they would go out with an unemployed man, while the other 21 percent said "Yes" but were curious to see how the men were doing in the meantime."Not having a job will definitely make it harder for men to date someone they don't already know," Irene La Cota, spokesperson for "It's Just Lunch" said in a statement."This is the rare area, compared to other topics we've done surveys on, where women's old-fashioned beliefs about sex roles seem to apply."Of the 75 percent of women who had problems with dating a man without a job, only about 33 percent said that unemployment was a deal breaker that cannot be overlooked, but a generous 43 percent said they would consider dating someone who was unemployed only if he was "getting back on track" to securing employment.