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Would You Date An Unemployed Man? – 75 Percent Of Women Would Not

Would You Date An Unemployed Man?If you are a man living in America today, to a large degree your value to society is determined by how much money you make.  It should not be that way, but that is how our society works.  And if you do not have a job at all and you cannot take care of your own family, then almost everyone looks down on you even if it is not your fault.  Once you are unemployed, it becomes the number one defining factor in your life.  Yes, there are a few people that may look at you in the same way, but in the eyes of most you will now be less of a man.  Sadly, this is particularly true when it comes to romantic relationships.  Unemployed men tend to have unhappier marriages, they tend to divorce more frequently, and as you will see below approximately 75 percent of all American women do not have any interest in dating unemployed men.  Unfortunately for American men, the decline of the U.S. economy in recent years has had a disproportionate impact on them.  The past five years have been the worst years for employment for American men in the post-World War II era, and things are only going to get worse from here.

Yes, unemployed women go through similar things.  I do not mean to downplay the economic suffering of unemployed women at all.  In fact, I write about it quite frequently.

Today, however, I want to focus on how the steadily declining U.S. economy is affecting men.  If you are a single man and you are unemployed, that automatically means that most single women will not be interested in you at all.  At least that is what one very shocking survey discovered…

Of the 925 single women surveyed, 75 percent said they’d have a problem with dating someone without a job. Only 4 percent of respondents asked whether they would go out with an unemployed man answered “of course.”

“Not having a job will definitely make it harder for men to date someone they don’t already know,” Irene LaCota, a spokesperson for It’s Just Lunch, said in a press release. “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.”

So what would happen if things were reversed and that same question was asked to men?

Well, it turns out that there is a big difference.

When men were asked that exact same question, the results were absolutely startling

On the other hand, the prospect of dating an unemployed woman was not a problem for nearly two-thirds of men. In fact, 19 percent of men said they had no reservations and 46 percent of men said they were positive they would date an unemployed woman.

Perhaps traditional gender roles are not quite as dead as many people believe that they are.

And as I mentioned earlier, the declining economy is hitting men even harder than it is hitting women.  Yes, millions upon millions of women are deeply suffering in this economy.  There is no doubt about that.  But men are actually having an even more difficult time than women are.

The following are 12 signs that the decline of the U.S. economy is having a disproportionate impact on men…

#1 The labor force participation rate for men is now at an all-time low…

Men - Labor Force Participation Rate

#2 During the last recession, men lost twice as many jobs as women did.  All of the jobs that women in the United States lost during the last recession have been regained, but only about 70 percent of the jobs that men lost during the last recession have been regained.  Meanwhile, the size of the overall population continues to grow rapidly.

#3 The inactivity rate for men has risen even higher since the end of the last recession and is now hovering near an all-time record high…

Inactivity Rate Men

#4 Since 2010, about a million construction workers have either been forced to switch industries or have disappeared from the labor force entirely.  This has had a disproportionate impact on men.

#5 Back in the 1950s, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Just before the last recession, about 70 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, only 64 percent of all men in the United States have jobs…

Employment-Population Ratio Men

#6 Back in the 1980s, more than 20 percent of the jobs in the United States were manufacturing jobs.  Today, only about 9 percent of the jobs in the United States are manufacturing jobs.  This has had a disproportionate impact on men.

#7 According to the Economic Policy Institute, the U.S. economy loses 9,000 jobs for every 1 billion dollars of goods that are imported.  A disproportionate percentage of those job losses tend to come from male-dominated industries such as manufacturing.  Since 1975, the United States has run a total trade deficit with the rest of the world of more than 8 trillion dollars, and right now there are more than 102 million working age Americans that do not have a job.

#8 Between 1969 and 2009, the median wages earned by American men between the ages of 30 and 50 dropped by 27 percent after you account for inflation.

#9 According to the Economic Policy Institute, the “real entry-level hourly wage for men who recently graduated from high school” has declined from $15.64 in 1979 to $11.68 today.

#10 Thanks to Obama administration policies which are systematically killing off small businesses in the United States, the percentage of self-employed Americans is at an all-time low today.  This has had a disproportionate impact on men.

#11 According to CNN, American men in the 25 to 34-year-old age bracket are nearly twice as likely to live with their parents as women the same age are.

#12 According to Time Magazine, unemployed men are significantly more likely to get divorced than employed men are.

When a man cannot take care of his own family, it can be absolutely soul crushing.  Though many would like to deny this, the truth is that men are still considered to be the primary breadwinners in society today.  When a man finds that he cannot provide what his family needs no matter how hard he tries, it can be really easy to descend into a spiral of despair, depression and self-pity.

Unfortunately, the U.S. economy is not producing nearly enough jobs for everyone anymore and it never will again.  Meanwhile, the quality of our jobs continues to decline at a staggering pace.

What all of this means is that the number of Americans living in poverty is going to continue to grow, and there will be lots more men that feel worthless because they can’t provide for their families.

The following is one example of a single dad that is forced to turn to the government for assistance because he cannot provide for his children on his own

It means Lyman Curtis, single dad of five kids, will only be able to reliably heat his home in Dexter, Maine, for the first half of this winter, maybe through February.

After that, Curtis will drive to the local gas station to buy kerosene oil in 5-gallon increments — all he can afford to buy at one time.

“I know a lot of people who do it that way, because there’s just not enough money to heat your home and pay for groceries in your everyday life,” said Curtis, 38, who is the primary caregiver for his kids and relies on disability benefits and food stamps to survive.

Nobody should ever look down on someone like Lyman Curtis.  He is doing the best that he can.

At this point our economy is kind of like a very twisted game of musical chairs.  If your family is doing well at the moment, you should not be too complacent because the next time the music stops you might be the one that loses a job.

In recent years, millions upon millions of Americans have lost good jobs, and in most cases it was due to forces beyond their control.

And as the economy continues to deteriorate, Americans are going to become even more angry and even more frustrated.  In fact, one recent survey found that 60 percent of all Americans “report feeling angry or irritable“.

But we have not even reached the next major wave of the economic collapse yet.

How “angry” and “irritable” will people feel once millions more Americans lose their jobs?

That is something to think about.

So what do you think about all of this?

What do you think about the fact that most women would not even consider dating an unemployed man?

Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

  • mleblanc138

    I think more than 25% of women here(Orem, Utah) would date an unemployed man. The kicker though is this is a college town, so he would probably have to be in school full time if not working.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Yes, this article is more about post-college life.

      Michael

      • mleblanc138

        Which makes it all the more scarier. Typically a man goes to college in order to obtain the skills necessary for a high paying job. And all of a sudden the high paying jobs disappear.

        • Ben Simpson

          The high paying jobs end up with the women whose last names end with -berg, -z, -vitz, -er, -stein, -stone, -gold, -man, -iv, -stern…you know those people.

          • Eric Quintero

            Yeah, Im in Chicago. Im actively trying to get in bed with the enemy :P

          • GG

            Or just maybe they worked for a DEGREE to get where they are. I am a woman. I haven’t stolen a a job from any man. I got my degree, passed my boards and have been employed for 15 yeas solid and counting. I used my head and went into a field that had a shortage of people. BITTER MUCH?

        • El Pollo de Oro

          I know a dude here in Philly who has a masters in English yet works for jobs he’s way overqualified for: one at a Starbucks, the other in a dollar store. He’s definitely on the nerdy side. Not long ago, he was babbling about the use of “dangling participles” on blogs, and I thought, “My God, with all the problems this country’s facing, THAT’s what you’re worried about?” But one of the posters here, Gay Veteran, made a valid point and got me thinking: maybe obsessing over “dangling participles” and other nonsense is all he has to hold on to given how crappy his life has turned out.

          • Anonymous

            I know a guy with a PhD that works for minimum wage making pizzas. It was the only job he could find. I bet the University didn’t offer a refund.

          • El Pollo de Oro

            No, one thing universities don’t offer in the BRA is a refund. And working in the dollar store or twirling pizzas isn’t exactly conducive to paying back massive student loan debt, especially when the interest keeps piling up.

          • Gay Veteran

            did you know that the cost of “education” has gone up even more than the cost of medical care?

          • El Pollo de Oro

            And that’s saying a lot. These days, a college education can have the same effect as a medical emergency: it can destroy you financially for life.

          • CLW

            yes it can! I urge young people to do two years in community college and transfer those credits to a four year institution, so when they graduate, they are not in everlasting debt.

          • CLW

            Heaven forbid one is unfortunate enough to have a medical emergency and student loan debt. Might as well jump off a bridge, and hope you successfully kill yourself.

          • Anonymous

            Don’t get me started on “education.”

            The cost is disgusting. The force is disgusting. We could go for a cup of coffee and talk about this topic for days.

          • Krusty_From_Oz

            Perhaps the university should work on a degree for crappy low paid jobs and offer a discounted, then he would be qualified. Same outcome but.

          • anonymous

            Masters in English, working odd jobs debating dangling participles online. That guy has Aspergers.

      • ceryl

        mondobeyondo
        2gary2
        michacal from economic collapse
        jim davis
        tim
        wombobobo
        very nice aliases !
        keep making fun of humanity as your puppetmasters told you to,,,
        You are lawyer to SERVE AMERICAN PEOPLE…… DONI’T YOU.???
        LAWYERS ARE THE MOST USEFUL WORKERS ON EARTH TO ADVANCE HUMANITY TO ……………..NEW HEIGHTS.
        YOU ARE far more devilish than i thought YOU mother$ucker.

  • GSOB

    Traditional roles are not dead.

    There are four pillars to a man’s heart.
    1. King
    2. Friend
    3. Mentor
    4. Warrior

    If a woman is not in need of such a man, then she is not the traditional woman.

    • MeMadMax

      Problem is, women are turning other women away from the “traditional” type, in order to “empower” them…

      They don’t tell them that this path usually ends in being a single mother thats on welfare and angry at the world on the individual level.

      On a nationwide level, poverty goes up, families are non-existant, and more and more destructive politicians end up getting voted in(for the welfare of course)…

      • Armel

        That’s exactly right; the problem lies with the quality of dialogue that typically goes on between two women. I try to keep in my mind that nothing should leave my mouth such that it doesn’t change someone for the better. That’s not a difficult self-challenge. Or at least, it shouldn’t be.

    • Gay Veteran

      King?
      ROFLOL

      • GSOB

        Thanks for your support…

        You are proof in point to the need of redemption / salvation…

        Look it up before you go to bed tonight,,,

        What verses are these?

        …”do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”

        You can ROFLOL all you want.

        The judgment is inescapable.

        • Gay Veteran

          sounds like you want to dominate women.
          pathetic.

          As for religion, it exists for 2 reasons:
          (1) man fears death
          (2) as a means of social control (obey the king or go to h*ll)

          • GSOB

            You will take that reasoning to your grave.

          • Gay Veteran

            yep

    • CLW

      What the Hell is a “traditional” woman? Please define.

      • GSOB

        No

  • Bill

    Isn’t dating kind of old fashioned compared to hooking up?

  • Tim

    I just finished watching a sad documentary called “Set For Life” that aired on my local public television station this evening. It featured the stories of several baby boomers who have been affected by the Great Recession. One story is about a man named Joe Price of Weirton, West Virginia. In 2009 he was laid off from his job at the local steel mill (Weirton Steel) where he had worked for 25 years. Mr. Price’s father and grandfather both had careers at the mill that lasted 40+ years. When Mr. Price was first hired by the steel mill, his wife said it was like hitting the jackpot because it would enable them to live the American Dream. After her husband was laid off, Mrs. Price came down with cancer. Then Mr. Price got cancer. Fortunately, during his layoff Mr. Price still had his medical insurance, which covered most of the Price’s medical bills. While he was laid off, Mr. Price went back to school and earned an Associate’s degree in fiber optics. In 2011, he found a job with a solar company outside of Pittsburgh. It seemed that his story had a happy ending. But at the end of the program a caption stated that the solar company unexpectedly filed for bankruptcy, which left Mr. Price unemployed once again at the age of 53.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      It is particularly difficult to be unemployed once you get past the age of 50. It can be very challenging to find anyone that will hire you for a good job at that age.

      Michael

      • ceryl

        mondobeyondo
        2gary2
        michacal from economic collapse
        jim davis
        tim
        wombobobo
        very nice aliases !
        keep making fun of humanity as your puppetmasters told you to,,,
        You are lawyer to SERVE AMERICAN PEOPLE…… DONI’T YOU.???
        LAWYERS ARE THE MOST USEFUL WORKERS ON EARTH TO ADVANCE HUMANITY TO ……….”..NEW HEIGHTS.
        YOU ARE far more devilish than i thought YOU mother$ucker.

      • americalsgt

        After 50, you have 4 choices.
        Blue Vest
        Orange Apron
        Paper Overseas Hat
        Start your own business.

        The days of a living salary of 40 hours and PPO medical are over for the vast majority of Americans.

        • Kim

          That’s right! Yet the media continues to sell this idea to the public as if it were alive and well, as if it were “morning in America” (more like mourning in America) And people believe it, and think something is wrong with someone that can’t find a decent job. So tragic. Insult to injury.

        • laura m.

          americalsgt: So true; this country is trashed big time. All we can do is hunker down and prep form bartering networks with close friends, then brace ourselves for a melt down. Voting, attending mtgs, activities, joining anything is totally useless and never produces any results.

      • Kim

        And what is doubly tragic is these same young men don’t realize that much of their employment situation is out of their control. They don’t want to let go of the idea of a traditional American dream job, in turn, they often direct their predicament inwardly, on themselves, in destructive ways. Men don’t fully understand what is happening; they don’t comprehend that’s it not their fault. The media lies and spins constantly, for example, I just read this morning on a mainstream media website that the housing sector has recovered, unemployment is continually going down and the US will be energy independent by 2016.

        • seth datta

          Everything is manipulated. Manipulated economy.
          Manipulated perceptions.
          Manipulated health.
          Manipulated decline…

      • Hammerstrike

        If I was an employer, I would employ people I know have experience working.

        Also, remember that educational standards are much lower today than 20-30 years ago.

        • CLW

          I checked out some “college level” textbooks not too long ago, and they were so “dummied down” — read like something I had in 9th grade in the late 1960’s.

      • CLW

        You can barely get a part-time job to supplement your retirement income wheny ou are past 50…yet they want us to keep on working and not collect social security until we are 70!

    • ceryl

      mondobeyondo
      2gary2
      michacal from economic collapse
      jim davis
      tim
      wombobobo
      very nice aliases !
      keep making fun of humanity as your puppetmasters told you to,,,
      You are lawyer to SERVE AMERICAN PEOPLE…… DONI’T YOU.???
      LAWYERS ARE THE MOST USEFUL WORKERS ON EARTH TO ADVANCE HUMANITY TO …………NEW HEIGHTS.
      YOU ARE far more devilish than i thought YOU mother$ucker.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Prof. Tom Leykis, one of the most brutally honest and politically incorrect talk show hosts out there, has often said that men are looking for the best-looking woman they can attract and women are looking for the most prosperous man they can attract. I always laughed my head off when Leykis would say that he was butt-ugly but thanks to his sports coat made of $1000 bills, L.A. 10s and golddiggers were overwhelmed by his good looks. So, now that the country is in serious economic decline and real unemployment (not the government’s BS figures) continues to rise, what does that mean for women who are hoping to date a man who makes six figures or close to it? It means that men who earn a decent living will be harder and harder to find. In the future, most American women will be lucky to find a man who has a job at the dollar store, let alone a guy making 70K or more.

    • Hammerstrike

      Have you heard of a book called 50 shades of Grey?
      I

      • El Pollo de Oro

        I know a lot of women who’ve read that book, including some soccer moms out in the burbs. They’re making a 50 Shades movie, I think.

        • Hammerstrike

          A lot of feminists are enjoying it.

          Turning women into the “pigs” feministst called out in the 1960s.

      • Josh

        How does that have anything to do with anything?

        • Hammerstrike

          It tells us of what the post-modern “woman” sees as a wonderfull man.

          • xander cross

            good point.

          • Ralfine

            Yes, and harry potter tells us about witches and wizards.

    • ob

      It should be noted that most men WOULD date an unemployed woman. And there’s the rub: Women entered the workforce en masse, displacing an equal number of men. It only stands to reason that there are now a massive number of unemployed men (what did we think would happen when we began employing women? That the number of available jobs would magically double?). But what hasn’t happened is this: While men have accepted women in the workplace, women have not accepted men as being displaced. In fact, most high earning women surveyed, seek men who are in fact *higher paid*. While men are perfectly willing to marry women who are non-earners (or low earners), women almost uniformly seek to “marry up”. While it’s easy to make broad conclusions over the differing motivations of men and women (men apparently are quite okay with nothing more than a kind heart and a warm smile. The same cannot statistically be said of women), the social consequences of these differences cannot be understated — as men by the thousands fall by the wayside and become burdens on society.

      • Uh-huh

        honestly, most of the women in the 25-35 age range around my town ARE supporting the men.

        • seth datta

          Yes, so even if you have a job, I do think women care more for a guy who has free time to hit the gym and hit on girls, than a guy who actually works.

          • CLW

            Any woman who works and would rather have a “slacker” than a working man needs some serious counseling!

        • WT Deer are Dying

          BULLCHIT!

      • MelArk

        As a female, I am very ashamed of my gender. I can apologize on behalf of my gender, but that isn’t really any good. I know that, as an individual, I am truly sorry for what white men in this country have to go through…to put up with…and to be respectful toward, because women in this society are cruel. I watch those hoodrats on the “Housewives” shows and I can’t believe that the men don’t stand up for themselves sometimes. Because they should. I think there’s probably something going on to affect them chemically…so that there is less testosterone circulating because it’s disheartening to see men so downtrodden these days.

        • krinks

          No offense but you watch too much TV. Look at the racial demographics and you’ll see it is not white men who are filling their neighborhoods to the tune of 80% of children without fathers that results in teen pregnancies, criminal behavior, and down low brothers. In the real world we are honored and respected.

          • Chris

            This is for a combination of reasons that greatly vary. Mainly how our family courts are set up. I know I have seen it first hand. Yes there is a problem with behavior period not just with women. It is our deteriorating society. This decadence will continue until personal morals are returned to the society. Good Luck!!

          • Me

            In the real world we are cash cows to be milked. Whatever planet you’re living on, I want a ticket to go there.

        • Me

          You should be.
          I’m glad you are. Maybe you’re one of the very VERY few good ones. We’re going to need more of you.

        • Me

          Oh, there’s nothing going on CHEMICALLY. What’s going on is that our good friend Joe Biden has defined everything down to a mere diapproving glance as “abuse”. As in… LEGALLY actionable abuse.
          A man standing up for himself goes bankrupt, or to prison, or both. I guess you never saw the video of the guy standing there tearfully as his wife literally beat him about the head and neck (hard, no less… and repeatedly)… and simply told him she’d call in a domestic violence on it… which… BY LAW… gets the MAN jail time even if he wasn’t the aggressor.
          Or did you miss the past 20 years?

      • Ralfine

        Women joined the workforce en masse, when the men were at war.

        And when the men returned, the women refused to return to cooking and knitting.

        • Kotaa

          Leftist idiot, women in general are better with children. If both parents work, it’s not good for the child, and if the man stays home he is seen as less of a man. So the real loser is the kid. But that’s easy right, just abort him. That’s a great long term solution.

          Most women seem to see a man a walking bank machine, and as soon as their performance slips they drop them. Women always talk this nonsense of “objectification”, but look at the way you treat men. It really makes me angry how men are viewed as disposable in this culture. Everything is disposable. Who cares if it’s flesh and blood, or culture and heritage.

          They only care about “rights” when it benefits them. They want special rights and privileges that others don’t enjoy. I’m sick of the hypocrisy, and I don’t want to live in a feminized sterilized whitewashed world. Needed to rant, I know I wrote a lot.

          • Ralfine

            “he is seen as less of a man”

            By whom? Idiots like you?

            What’s a woman to you? A cook and cleaner? A maid?

          • Kotaa

            The ones like you actually. You’re the one implying there’s something shameful about those things.

            I have a lot of respect for people who put their families ahead of their careers. The kids will remember the ones who made time for them. The mother is a strong pillar of a family.

            Do you think, for example, the majority of babysitters being female is “sexism”? Or do females have a talent for being good with children.

            Please tell me, who created this “social construct”? When did it begin? And why is is so often seen in nature?

          • Ralfine

            Nature is an interesting social construct.

            Which of the animals is getting married in church?

            None?

            So they all live in sin?

            Female wolves take care of their young, and they hunt for them, providing the food.

            In nature we have the matriarchat. Only the female counts. The male is just a sperm donor, and sometimes even eaten after copulation.

            We also see family structures in animal kingdom, and homosexual lifelong partnerships, even adopting other children.

            Back to why women work.
            They were kept as slaves home by men. And after WW2 they didn’t want to go back. Now deal with it.

          • Me

            Of course you’re a female gender supremacist. Of course.
            No one cares about your “women are better in every way than men” BS, just like no one cares about “Aryans are better than Jews” BS.
            Sorry for your boyfriend. He could do better trolling the local sewer.

          • Ralfine

            Well, good for you.

            LOL

          • Ignas Žemaitis

            but I dont allow my girlfriend to work outside of home without my permission I also dont allow her to vote and make decisions. I dont care if this stupid government legislated equal rights MY government in relationships with women dont allow women to vote and have legal independence and equal rights. This is why womens rights are joke because women are like children they are meant to be subdued and ruled by men.

          • Ignas Žemaitis

            I try to keep her at home, firstly, but I have full control on her income if she makes one. Btw she is completely obedient and submissive to me

          • Ralfine

            Both of our parents were working. And there was always one of them home for us.

            We never left home without a breakfast, and in primary school had to be in bed by 7:30pm.

          • Me

            It IS better if the mother stays at home, and ideally home schools.
            It is ALSO a massive hit to standard of living. As in, you will be POOR. DIRT poor if you’re planning for the future AT ALL.
            I have yet to meet a woman that’s OK with that particular trade off, because they don’t exist.
            So, I’m cutting out the cotton candy BS (as the world clearly does not function in that manner), and just skipping to “you must work or minimally have an employable skill set and a commitment to GET employed as quickly as possible”.

        • Ignas Žemaitis

          its not because they refused its because men ALLOWED them to work if men decide to wipe out women form the workforce I guaranteed there would be no real resistance from women

          • Ralfine

            You wouldn’t get any seks at home?

            LOL

            Behind every succcessful man is a strong woman. :-)

        • CLW

          Black women have ALWAYS worked — be it on a plantation as a slave, or in paying (mostly low) employment. So, I cannot relate to the “men at war” thing. And not only did they work outside the home, they worked inside the home.

          • Ralfine

            There is never a single explanation valid for 100% of the people.

      • laura m.

        OB: Yes, my generation women married up in the 60’s and 70’s. Before we seriously dated as an adult, the man had to have a stable job and income. Since the late 60’s most women single or married wanted to earn a paycheck like me for self worth as a stay at home housewife was demeaning.. Most jobs were ofc work, bill collecting, retail, medical. Few can live one one income like the 50’s when men could spt large families and women stayed home, even with the man being skilled labor.. The high divorce rate, inflation, mandates women to keep working and build for retirement. Most women end up widows in the end and it would be foolish for women to never work for pay.

        • Anonymous

          Brilliant comment.

          Not to mention that some women got tired of being viewed as a pee picker-upper (see the rest of the comments on this article), or they might have been a victim of domestic violence and didn’t want to stay in that.

          As you said, nowadays the economy pretty much forces everyone to work anyway. Plus, when you have a great partner, it is nice to take some of the load off the other person’s shoulders.

      • El Pollo de Oro

        OB: It’s definitely a double standard. As Prof. Leykis points out, many American golddiggers expect to “trade up” but can’t even be bothered to put some hot food on a plate when a man is paying most or all of the bills.

      • overthrowem

        and, women require their man to be over 6 feet.

        i demand a man over 6 feet who is pulling down 300k/year, despite the fact that i’m fat and hideous

        • ad

          Yeah I have met girls with those standards. Some girls don’t mind, some do.

          The interesting thing is that most of us guys don’t really have high standards. If we like her, we like her. Regardless if she’s tall fat skinny short or whatever. There is this belief that all we care about are looks. Yes, an attractive female is nice, but when it comes down to reality a girl who will stick to our side and be down for us is much more desirable than any hot girl.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for the laugh.

          • Anonymous

            Have you seen a lot of men chasing fat, older, average looking women that will “stick by their sides?” I don’t see those women getting any attention, unless the men are making fun of them or trying to “fix” them by pushing them to lose weight.

          • WT Deer are Dying

            Because losing weight helps you live longer and avoid diseases? DUH!

      • Gay Veteran

        “…Women entered the workforce en masse, displacing an equal number of men….”
        proof please

        • Ob

          The unemployment rate remained relatively stable as the percent of employed females rose. What other proof do you need?

          • Gay Veteran

            how many manufacturing jobs (jobs filled primarily by MEN) did the corporations ship overseas?
            quit blaming women for your problems when it’s the CORPORATIONS that are s*rewing us over

          • ob

            Wait. Whose “blaming” women? You’re mistaking my position completely. The dynamic of women entering the workforce was positive and welcome. That it had massive ramifications for male workers is mathematically undeniable. And by the way — the garment industry which employed mostly WOMEN went ENTIRELY overseas. Offshoring has impacted both genders.

            The issue that I’m discussing is not whether or not women should have entered the workforce — it’s that the ATTITUDES of women towards males earning less than them DID NOT change.

            Female acceptance in the professional sphere did not give way to a changing perception of earnings requirements for their male counterparts.

            This isn’t a question of “blaming” women for male unemployment. It’s a question of why women haven’t become more accepting and understanding of lower-earning partners (as men ARE) with their ascent in personal wealth and professional standing.

            You’re turning this into some kind of blame game.

      • Bernie

        In the former Soviet Union, you have a large mail order bride industry due to the lack of eligible bachelors. I could see a future trend where American Women advertise themselves in a mail order bride catalog in either China or India to meet a “marriage material” man.

        • Feria Cobalt

          How insulting, you must be off your rocker.

    • chilller

      I recently saw a friend who makes $100k/yr+ with a woman I mistook for his daughter! He’s older, over weight and not real pretty…but he’s driving a new pick up and has a knock out girl friend for a passenger!

      • ad

        I know this 21 year old girl. Nice girl. She’ll offer me some sugar if you know what I mean, but she won’t be seen dating me if it meant her life.

        Instead she dates a 36 year old man because he buys her stuff and has a huge five bedroom house.

    • Hammerstrike

      Have you heard of a book called 50 shades of Grey?

      Soon, a large % of the population is going to make six figures after taxes, so I´ll guess they´ll be happy.

    • seth datta

      I am in my 30’s. The women of my age liked to sleep with lots of top-shelf looks men in Uni in England/Wales. They have never cared for money or a man with a good job. Men reacted accordingly by being cads and not dads. Most of said women are still unmarried.
      I did not ever care for women here and much preferred European women to date and American/Canadians too. Also, I prefer to work with Americans/Canadians (British women in my field, medicine, are too bitchy).

      Now, in the UK, I feel with the current 20-30s women, there is a split where 40% of women want the best looking men; 30% are insecure and will date the most useless never-employable men; 30% of women are lesbians or do not care for dating. The women in general are less physically attractive than the previous generation. They are still pretty much undateable to me for the most part, in comparison to women from elsewhere.

      The problem is the ideology here where feminism has been used to undermine male-female relationships, in favour of working as a slave for corporations/the government. It has worked thus far, though I feel that mabye the current generation has some hope. Most women are married to the state (corporate banksters) and are made in the banker’s image. So until women can be independent of this model (and most women are not), they are not wife/long-term relationship material.

      • El Pollo de Oro

        Seth Datta: I’ve traveled in the UK a lot (been to London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Blackpool, York, Edinburgh, Glasgow and other cities). And being from Philly, I’ve found that UK women reminded me of American women in many ways. When I saw some of the fat, trashy council estate women in Newcastle pushing their illegitimate kids around in strollers (the chavs who knocked them up were nowhere to be found), I thought I was back in Philly. But I met some really great women in France, Italy and Spain: intelligent, fit, nicely dressed. I met women in Italy who were 50 but looked better than the 25-year-olds in my neighborhood.

        • Feria Cobalt

          You are just making excuses to stay single, be happy that you are too busy to polka.

    • mikeymike61

      I don’t be Karin if she be imploed or not, I jus be lookin at if she be phat cause I jus hit it an quit it

    • Hammerstrike

      Not only that but the remaining men with +70K jobs will also become less and less likely to get anywhere near such womens.
      If they consider marriage, they won´t be looking for it in their home countrie.

      The few that doesn´t gets punished, loose their wealth, even custody of their children, making examples for the others.

    • Feria Cobalt

      Better yet they should worry about their own finances and stay single! Smart women know they should depend on themselves.

  • James

    In regards to the Cnn article. Why does the man have a four bedroom house when he is on disability? He needs to downsize. Additionally, there are a lot of charities that help with home heating. In regards to the question Michael left us I think the fact that women won’t date unemployed men shows some women just want to stay home all day while their husband works and only care about money. If a women needs to stay at home because of daycare costs or is a homeschooler that is fine, but after the daycare years and the mothers who send their kids to traditional schools need to step it up and contribute. I find it ironic that so many women go to college and then become stay at home moms the rest of their lives.
    They are responsible for the gender roles not evolving. Some women need to do some internal cleaning within the feminist movement and realize that stay at home moms are holding women back just so they have 7 hours to themselves during the school year. They go to the gym or do yoga all day and say that they are so stressed when they have incredible easy lives. Some even have nannies yet they still say they have the hardest job in the world. Compared to the work working mothers do they have it easy. Gender roles haven’t changed, women showed be allowed equal opportunity but not to the point of Sweden where the government tried to make it illegal for me to go the bathroom standing up because it impacted women.

    • Ben Simpson

      Modern women are shallow and greedy. They would suckdick for more $$$$$$$$$ and they make prostitutes look like a virgin.

    • GG

      There are many men here in Maine on “disability” , while their wives go to work. HMMM

    • CLW

      Perhaps the gentleman purchased the home before he was on disability. Downsizing isn’t so easy, either….especially if you are in a situation where you owe more on the home than it is worth. That’s happened to a lot of Americans through no fault of their own (ever hear of the real estate collapse in 2008.
      As far as charities helping with home heating — they can’t help everyone — because the donations they receive come from working people. If working people cut back, that’s less money for the charities to distribute.
      I’ve worked in government and human services for over 40 years, so I’m not just throwing out generalities here.

  • lynnie

    We have 5 kids, all working now, and have had people stay with us. The rule is, if you don’t have a job you spend 8 hours a day looking for a job or doing volunteer work. The local churches know plenty of old folks who need help in practical ways.

    It isn’t the lack of a job…..it is what they do with their idle time. Too many guys want to sit and play video games instead of doing something worthwhile. I know guys who lost jobs and kept busy helping out as much as possible, and their marriages are just fine and they ended up with new jobs. The romance problem is laziness, not just joblessness.

    • Ben Simpson

      Oooh yea!!! 8 hours a day looking for a job or doing volunteer work?! When the dual citizens in government are purposely shipping away jobs and then bring in millions of immigrants a year?!

      No one is lazy. And the lack of jobs is a problem for males that is why the black community has one of the highest crime rates and the lowest life expectancy rates in America. If there is no opportunity for anyone, male or female..what would doing volunteer work do if THERE ARE NO JOBS OR MONEY?!

      The problem with these Sionist and women’s rights cult is that the Rockefellers have American women on their toes because women are easier to brainwash according to the elites.

      • seth datta

        The elites need to die off. By our hands.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Of course, there a lot of guys who work 60 hours a week in crap minimum-wage service jobs because that’s all they can find (assuming they can even find those kind of jobs). Then the women they are with turn around and bitch and whine that the guys are never home.

      • ConcernedAmerican

        Excellent points.

      • CLW

        I agree El Pollo. How dare you complain (man or woman) when someone is working and being self-supporting? But many do it and it is not fair.

    • Nicnak

      I got job for you. Clean my home, car, cut my grass, …. Everything I want u have to do it…. And I don’t pay you anything.
      If u don’t accept, u are lazy!

      Deal?

      • Anonymous

        Sounds like most jobs in America nowadays.

        • Nicnak

          Not only in usa… Europe too.

  • Ben Simpson

    [Would You date an unemployed man- 75 percent of women would not]…

    …………….but we keep on hearing on the news about some female teacher, social worker, day care counsellor or judge being accused of having inappropriate relations with under-aged and prepubescent males & females…smh…American women are becoming more and more pathetic..

    • English Kev

      You want to see the state of the women here.
      Immature, emotionally incontinent and totally self absorbed.

    • chilller

      It’s all about moral fiber which, in this country, is rotting like cabbage in the sun…

    • Hammerstrike

      Debra Lafave is certainly not any less immoral than these greedy smucks, just sayin´.

    • seth datta

      I used to commonly see 40 year old UK women with 16 year olds. They’ve deconstructed social relations. I don’t see the point in a marriage that will end in divorce or in relationships with women who have spent a life devoted to being a corporate wage slave and in not being what men want.

      F this. I am out of here. As an aggregate, society will reap what it has sown. And when women make poor choices, don’t have kids to care for and reciprocally be supported by in older age, and when they support poor ideologies – well, I won’t be there when it all comes crashing down. Mabye i should’ve stopped caring a long time ago and try to enjoy the decline and crash.

      I guess I’ve come to believe in a lot of things. Like God. And prepping.

  • K

    I would really like to argue with this article. Sadly from what I have seen for at least the last decade, I can’t. I can add something I have noticed. Older men who lose their spouse, used to remarry within a year or two. Now I do not know any, that are getting remarried. Like much of what I see going on in this Country. It just makes me sad, so many just do not know what is important.

    • Hammerstrike

      Thanks for the good news!

  • Tim

    What do you think will precipitate the next wave of the collapse? The failure of another institution like Lehman? The bursting of the U.S. Treasury bubble? The Fed actually scaling back monthly asset purchases? A COMEX/LBMA default?

  • Rain23

    I would date an unemployed man, but I wouldn’t date a lazy one. Those who are unemployed shouldn’t be confused with the idle looking for a handout who won’t take a 3 hour job for pocket change “because it’s not worth the hassle.” There is nothing dishonorable about being out of work — there is a lot dishonorable about not wanting to work, and sadly, that describes a lot of people today, men and women. I have a lot of respect for someone who is out of work and is picking up recycling or standing outside Home Depot for a day job, or even just keeping their campsite maintained and helping push someone’s broken down car when the opportunity arises.

    We need to change the focus from “doesn’t have a regular paycheck” to “does or does not care to work for their keep” when we look at unemployed people, because there just aren’t that many full time jobs available these days. If someone is doing everything they can, they are worthy of respect whether they’ve been able to find steady employment or not.

    As an aside, the baby momma subsidies are slowly being cut and that’s hitting really hard in my neighborhood. Women better wise up and realize we’re going to have to be equal contributors and the days of finding some man to live off are going, going…. We have to step up and hit the streets to earn our keep just like the men do. I bet a lot of men throughout history have wished they could stay home with the children, too. Time for us women to take an equal role and stop acting like being predatory arm bling is a career option.

    • awk

      Well said. I feel similarly.

    • NoSheDidn’t!

      EXACTLY! There’s more value on a man who has the will to work but who is going through a rough patch than a lazy man who is unemployed because it’s easier to get UE check’s and handouts.

    • jrex918

      work is obsolete; the venus project is the way of the future lol

    • Michael Ejercito

      I agree. We need more morality.

  • Rene Girrard

    Once again, a very good article Michael. What woman would want to date an unemployed guy? There was a girl at the front office that I could tell was kind of interested in me. She was good looking for a 40-something. Then she found out I was unemployed, and that was it. I don’t blame her. From then on she called me Mr. (My last name). The combination of an illness and a spiritual problem and the fact that this economy is very bad has kept me from working. They only take the cream of the crop in this economy, and I am not the cream of the crop anymore. I used to be in the field that I worked in.

  • Hammerstrike

    They are not against gender roles as such.

    They are only against gender roles when it goes against their interests.
    Spending the boyfriend or husband &´s money is to their advantage, hence it is´t sexist.

  • Gene Baugh BBA

    I think those guys standing on the street corners all day long in all kinds of weather asking for money work harder than I do.

  • Mudpie

    Have you tried to fire a woman today? It is impossible due to affirmative action baby laws. Every bit as sick in this regard as racial affirmative action. And women eat it up. So go figure. They are getting what they bargained for. And then some. Try freedom. But most women want dictatorship in the marketplace, so they are guaranteed a job.

    • xander cross

      So racial affirmative is bad to you? So, it’s okay to not hire someone because the color of their skin? I bet you like Jim Crow laws to don’t you. But then again, white people like you been selling your land to China for the past few months. SMH.

  • Mudpie

    I am lucky and have a great wife. But it has occurred to me that were God forbid I too lose her, I would likely NOT marry an American woman next time but rather one who believes in traditional ideas on relationships, etc. No kidding. The Guess Who were spot on about American Woman – stay far, far away!

    • Anonymous

      There are plenty of good American women.

      There used to be a show on t.v. that presented “bad girls.” One wise person admitted that “most of these girls are just waiting for the one decent guy to put his coat over her skimpy clothes, tell her that she deserves better and deserves respect, and then treat her like a lady.”

      I once heard that almost 1 in 4 women have been sexually abused. So, what does that do to a woman’s psychology, self-esteem, and opinion of men?

      Instead of judging and stereotyping, perhaps we could try a little understanding?

      • Rene Girrard

        Have to agree with Mudpie. American women have been deceived by the feminist.

    • americalsgt

      Why get married again? I like my wife a lot. Love her, sure, but I like her too, and that’s more important. At our age, we talk about who will be punching their time card first, and I can say that I will not say I do again. Having participated in a trifecta of marriages in this life, without reservation, I can say that as good as a good marriage can be good, it isn’t as bad as a bad marriage is bad, and from what I can see about the the woman around me, it’s not worth the risk/reward. Learn to cook, get rid of the clutter so you don’t have to dust, and if you don’t like cleaning up your own pee around the toilet start sitting.

      • krinks

        As a happily married man I say marriage is a scam. We need only make an oath to each other before God. It is none of the state’s business. What benefit is there from “making it legal” ? Alimony and child support even if the child is from another man. Imagine her taking your house and half your income and having another man live there with her that you support. Forget that.

        • americalsgt

          I know how it works krinks I paid the mortgage on the house I didn’t live in for 16 years at which time the house was sold and I got half the profit.

        • CLW

          I agree, krinks, and I’m a woman.

      • Anonymous

        “If you don’t like cleaning up your own pee around the toilet start sitting.”

        I can’t imagine why some women only marry men for money, especially when she is viewed as a pee picker-upper by a man. I wonder how men would feel if women viewed men as pee picker-uppers? Why should women respect men if this is the truth of how men view their wives and women?

        • americalsgt

          I think you missed my point. In no way do I view my wife as a pee picker upper. I was just suggesting that the risk/rewards of marriage at this point aren’t worth it if all you need is someone to cook and clean for you. I can do that.

          • Anonymous

            So you are suggesting that some men do get married only because they need someone to cook and clean for them? Yet, women are the ones accused of being shallow?

          • americalsgt

            Yes I do. But I didn’t write the script.

          • CLW

            He’s right, anonymous. I am a single (divorced) woman working — close to retirement — and I will have a good pension, plus social securiy later on . In my slightly younger years, men got angry with me when I turned down marriage proposals — because I did not want to give up financial security to “cook, clean, and ‘suck their you-know-whats’ — all for the sake of having a husband.

        • CLW

          I agree, anonymous!

      • Krusty_From_Oz

        Speaking of “punching their time card first”. I was at a 60th birthday dinner party a while ago, there were 14 people around the table, only three were men, apart from their wives the rest were widows, they seemed to be enjoying themselves very much.

    • Michael Ejercito

      Are you an American man? Why would a woman want to marry an American man?

  • ConcernedAmerican

    Excellent article again.

  • 2Gary2

    Wake up dear readers of this blog–its time to t ax the rich hard and spread the wealth. New York is the first step-tax the rich to pay for pre- k for our children. It truly takes a village.

    Nearly all—95%—of the income gains from 2009–2012 have been captured by the wealthiest 1%.
    In recent years, the wealthiest 1% have gotten richer and richer, while the median household income is down 8% since 2000.
    Wages and salaries now make up the lowest share of national income since 1966, while corporate profits are now the largest share of national income since 1950.
    The federal minimum wage, $7.25, hasn’t risen since 2009. The tipped minimum wage, $2.13, hasn’t risen in two decades.
    One in 6 people in America are hungry and 1 in 5 children are.

    • Gene Baugh BBA

      That is because the 1% own stock and the 99% do not. The 1% took a big hit in 2007-9.
      I have another idea to spread the wealth.
      I think we should teach investing to the children in our school system. Raise them as owners, shareholders in America. Have them buy blue chips and receive dividends.

      • XSANDIEGOCA

        An excellent long term plan but it’s the short term that scares me.

      • Gay Veteran

        “…The 1% took a big hit in 2007-9….”
        and courtesy of the Federal Reserve they have it all back and then some.

    • Robert (qslv)

      You continue to be delusional, Gary.The rich don’t pay taxes, and never will. The working poor pay the taxes so you can live comfortably without working. It’s called redistribution of wealth and is taught to preschoolers so the rich can continue to tax the poor so you don’t have to work for a living.

  • 2Gary2

    Michael–you need to use a more up to date picture of your self. You posing as homeless bill is too old.

  • davidmpark

    Already explained our situation – I’m not allowed to work outside our home ’til we have a full-time CNA here for my sweetie.

    But, I have fought back against it. We will know by February when and how much livestock we can have on our rental. Rabbits, chickens,… maybe even some pygmy milking goats! If so, we can kiss the EBT card goodbye! Landlord is more than happy to allow it.

    The gardens are renovated, the power system is back up (sent Mike the photos, already), and we now have the approval of the neighbors with some of them taking up the idea of a victory garden and food storage as a savings medium; as opposed to a fringe bunker mentality.

    And when the animals are back, I’m going to fight the City and Zoning for the right to have a metallurgy business out of my workshop (machining, blacksmithing, foundry, welding, etc). That should be good for at least enough to scale back some more of the overbearing bureaucracy we have to deal with!

    To collapse is a choice. I choose liberty and rebuilding!

  • ad

    75%? Wow. Not all that shocking. It’s funny because the other day my friend
    was poking fun at me that I’ll be able to get back in the dating pool once I
    get a job. We just finished college he found a job but I have yet to find one.
    However, even in college the college girls would usually pick the guy with a
    job, these guys had a car, nice clothes, etc. Anyways I want to add that looks
    are usually as important to a girl as a guy with money is. The good looking
    guys with jobs will get a girlfriend before the ugly duckling with a job does,
    even if the ugly duckling gets paid more. But to be fair to the girls, not all of them
    want a guy who has money, because they are “gold diggers”. Some girls “think”
    (Yes I went there!) that a guy who has a job will be busy and productive and
    will be able to take them out more, pay for dinner, wear nice clothes and
    shoes, have a nice car, etc. Not because they will get money.

    • Nicnak

      They don’t want only your money, they want have babies…. So let your friend to be screwed by these lovely nice usa ladies and he is good for 18years of child support. :-)

    • Anonymous

      Many men are “gold-diggers” too. How many men marry a woman they can’t stand to be in the same room with simply because she or her family have wealth and/or power? How many men stay in unhappy marriages because of money? How many men dump the woman that helped to put them through college once they graduate college and start moving in wealthy social circles?

      • J.M.

        Less than 5%. Biology is biology, only gigolos and “lucky guys” can pull that off or the woman was ugly or had other defect that prevented her from getting more suitable candidates for marriage or cohabitation or a combination of circumstances.

        • Anonymous

          “Less than 5%”

          Sources?

  • JailBanksters

    Beggars CAN’T be Choosers
    Once the whole country are Beggars, then everything’s up for grabs again. At the moment only 1 in 6 are in the begging class, but think old yeller is going to remedy that in the next couple of years.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      JailBanksters: Yes, the “begging class,”as you put it, is going to expand considerably in the BRA. The golddiggers who still think that dating a man who makes 80K is beneath them are in for a rude awakening and will be lucky to find a guy with an entry-level job at Home Depot. Of course, some guys will have high-payingjobs in the underground sector thanks to folks like “El Chapo” Guzman and his colleagues. But any golddigger who dates those bad boys for their wallets might want to remember that they’ve been known to play kinda rough and aren’t big on that touchy-feely new age stuff.

      • xander cross

        You’re right about that. Also, they don’t play that talking back to tactic as well. They are known for putting women in the trunk of the car and never been seen again. Especially in California.

      • Hammerstrike

        Sharing is just not their way of thinking, lol!

  • Rufus T Firefly

    There is something wrong when 25% of American women would date an unemployed loser, and that’s what these unemployed are- losers. If you can’t make it on your own two feet, or get born into a rich family like JFK or Dubya, then why do you still have a pulse? Do us successful people a favor and end your wretched lives. But we can be generous. time to round up the unemployed and homeless, put them to work 12 hours a day six days a week, give them a cot and MREs and a tv that shows the wealth channel. But in no circumstances should they be allowed into polite society unless they are cleaning something.

    Hey Lyman Curtis,ever hear of a condom? Why are you burdenng us with your brat offspring if you can’t work? Cold in Maine winters? Move someplace warm! And hands (and other body parts) off the women!

    • Robert

      And what makes you a ‘successful’ person? Some people call sign flippers losers but wait they’re ‘employed’ right? Some people need to seriously stand back when quick to judge others of their situations in life. You should too.

    • XSANDIEGOCA

      Merry Christmas, Rufus.

  • XSANDIEGOCA

    We are witnessing a slow motion economic tsunami ripping the guts out of our country. The work force is being hollowed out as the author has documented so well. There will no recovery of any significance until we bring manufacturing back to America. Half of recent college graduates are engaged in the functional equivalent or waiting tables. Not that I have anything against that but you are not going to build an economy or remain competitive on part time work and low wages. See Germany if you want an idea of how to do it. It is at this precise moment that BOzo has implemented Obama Care, which will destroy the Middle Class. Given the staggering premiums and deductibles, you STILL CAN NOT AFFORD TO GET SICK! Frankly, we are developing an economy where being a loser pays better than being a winner! Adding insult to misery, the Ruling Elites are just wild about legalizing 20-30MM illegals who in turn will bring aboard another 20-30MM within five years. Not for nothing has HomeLand Security stockpiled ammo and guns. Not for nothing is the US going to sign the UN Treaty on guns, suppress ammo manufacture and otherwise make war on the Second Amendment. Not for nothing has government become the Big Snoop. They know exactly the impact of their policies on the American Worker! As I survey the wreckage of our economy and freedoms in the wake of the 911 wars, I proclaim the winner: Osama bin Laden. We face Hard Times.

    • Orac4Prez

      “you STILL CAN NOT AFFORD TO GET SICK!”

      With Obama’s affordable care I dont think you can even afford to be healthy!

      • XSANDIEGOCA

        Bingo!

        • Michael Ejercito

          We need price controls on medical care to stick it to the greedy doctors!

          • XSANDIEGOCA

            That is exactly what Obama Care is going to do. The problem will be getting the doctors to go along with it. 75% of the doctors here in California have indicated they want nothing to do with Obama Care. Ergo, people will have “insurance” but nowhere to use it. The battle lines are being drawn. Look for a vast expansion of Nurse Practitioners.

    • Frank Bell

      Do you really think germans are better of?

      All European countries are ruled by liars who manipulate statistics at will.

      Besides, the statistics bureau is paid by the government.

      • XSANDIEGOCA

        Sounds like America

    • Gay Veteran

      “…As I survey the wreckage of our economy and freedoms in the wake of the 911 wars, I proclaim the winner: Osama bin Laden….”
      well, there was another winner, the military-industrial complex

      • XSANDIEGOCA

        I can not disagree…

  • Orac4Prez

    To get my last job, I bought an Ermeneguildo Zegna shirt and suit (used off eBay) and other luxury brand items. They all looked slightly used which is exactly what I wanted. When I had the interview I had many comments about my clothes – and few other than superficial comments about my capabilities. Unlike other interviews, no one questioned me on anything. And the secretary did pay me more than a few flirtatious comments. If you look like you have money, the attitude suddenly changes…

    PS: I’ve over 50 and jobs are as rare as “hen’s teeth” these days for us more experienced guys!

  • Ralfine

    In China, women first ask what’s your job, what do you earn. If you are not at least director, you have little chance. The parents like boys more than girls, now there are many more men than women.

  • Jane Weller

    “and things are only going to get worse from here”

    Why?

    Isn’t the economy recovering?

    Haven’t you seen the S&P500?

    Some are speculating that the upmove of the S&P500 will be epic – like after 1929, stocks soared – not immediately, but after a few years.

    Besides, we are not going to see a crash like in 2008 nor like in 1929.

    Why that pessimism? Work hard, and you can still make it.

    • MeMadMax

      Market is being fed by Quantitative Easing. The companies that are getting money from the “investing” are taking it and sending it overseas for the cheap labor. None of that money is reaching Main Street. Meanwhile, the infrastructure that makes up the bulk of jobs here is small/medium business is being gutted with no end in sight.

      As soon as Quantitative Easing stops, so does the market, and prolly the economy as well…

      Would you plan a future around that?

      • Jane Weller

        @ MeMadMax

        How would you explain the falling Gold and Silver prices?

        They show CLEARLY that the recession fears and stock market crash fears are OVER.

        I don’t think that QE will stop in the next ten years. It worked fine in the last five years, so the Fed has no reason whatsoever to stop it.

        • MeMadMax

          Gold, still short term trend, long, still upward. Short selling is always predictable around the holiday season(which we are more than likely seeing here). We are also seeing the usual upswing for the holidays. In feb there will be the usual downswing, it’s like clockwork.
          Silver is always chaotic, it does what it wants.
          QE will be main driver of real inflation when china stops buying bonds, they have already stopped “stockpileing” dollars, real warning sign. As china goes, so does the rest of the world. Saudi Arabia is really torqued right now over the whole syria/iran and US deals going on, gives them incentive to switch to some other currency, breaking the petro-dollar…

          Have a great day….

        • hopeless

          Falling gold and silver prices? Gold is up 400% on a ten-year chart, even after the recent short-sales in the paper market by central banks. The commodity markets are rigged, and if QE never ends, the dollar cannot survive. You are a drone, regurgitating the lies force-fed to you by the television.

        • Gay Veteran

          sounds like some troll paid by the Feds

    • MeMadMax

      I would also like to mention that China plays a big part in keeping the machine grinding along, and they have begun to send signals that they have had just about enough of our antics. There’s a post on this blog as well.

    • davidbyrden

      Let me explain, Jane.
      Imagine two lakes, one higher than the other. Then, somebody builds a channel between them and installs a turbine. That person gets rich off hydroelectricity for a while; but the lower lake is disrupted as its level rises, and the upper lake leaves fish stranded as it empties. Eventually the lakes reach the same absolute level and the flow stops.
      The opening of trade between the U.S. and China, promoted by the people who stood to get rich off it, caused China’s wealth to rise and that of the USA to fall. We can expect this to finish (in broad terms) when they level up; i.e. when the average Chinese person is as wealthy as the average American.
      Are we there yet?

      • Jane Weller

        Hello David,

        it will take a very, very, very, very, very loooooong time for the average Chinese person to be as wealthy as the average American!

        Actually, what you are saying will be great for the economy:

        They will buy cars (at least two), bigger houses, dishwashers, TV sets, fridges, etc.

        All of that will be very good for the economy – and it means, that the so called bubble won’t burst for around 30 to 50 years.

        Only the remaining amount of oil could be a drawback. But the US is doing great in that regard.

        • davidbyrden

          I don’t think you take my meaning, Jane. I shall make it clear:
          It’s not products that flow from the USA to China; it’s wealth.
          And yes, the Chinese will buy a lot of products in the future, but those products will be made in China.

        • Gay Veteran

          troll
          buying products made in China does NOTHING for the American economy

        • Krusty_From_Oz

          Yes, but it will take a much shorrrrrrter time for the US worker to catch up with the Chinese worker.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, and to see how “wealthy” some Chinese people are just watch a movie titled “Last Train Home.”

  • BigDonOne

    “Unemployed” women are, inf fact, generally *not* unemployed. They are practicing the oldest profession in the world in its various forms (marriage, significant-other-hood, partner, girlfriend, etc…)

    • Anonymous

      “To the moralist, prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the woman sells her body, but rather that she sells it out of wedlock.” -Emma Goldman

  • awk

    Considering how prevalent bouts of unemployment are, I’m also shocked. Plenty of decent, hard working people are out of work or underemployed right now. Unless a pattern of being lazy and negative presented itself, job status would not be an issue for me. I’d rather have an unemployed guy who was kind and considerate than one who was financially well off and cruel. I was once married to a man who allowed money to run and destroy his life. Literally–he had a great job, lots of savings, we had everything but he had a shopping and other addictions, blew it all, and then killed himself.

    • Anonymous

      Agree on the preference of a man that is kind and considerate. A man with manners, and that is a jackpot.

      • Michael Ejercito

        Morality and ethics are essential. Wealth can often tempt people to take moral and ethical “shortcuts”, which could lead to a total abandonment of morality.

        If there is any proof that it is more difficult for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven than pass through the eye of a needle, just look at the latest celebrity news.

  • krinks

    Age is a factor. There are many women over 40 who have been abandoned by their spouses for a younger model. I say this as a happily married man over 40. More and more I am shocked at the looks and attention I get from other women my age that I would have given a body part for in my 20s. I have no doubt I could not work and have one of them take me in. No problem. Maybe in their 20s and 30s they wouldn’t but over 40 I know they would.

    • Sandbagger

      Keep your eye on the prize you have in your wife. There’s something beautiful about growing old together.

      Love mellows with age. Lust moves on with age.

      My husband and I will celebrate our 30th next year. We are in our late 40’s and so I know what you’re talking about.

      • Sandbagger

        By the way, my husband was laid off for seven months before he found a job making half of what he did prior. I would never leave him and told him so. I told him I would willingly give up all we had built together if we could just be together with our young son.

        I once heard that the key to happiness is to be contented with what you have. Words of wisdom, imo. It’s the outside world that creates dissatisfaction in a person. That’s one reason I don’t read so-called fashion magazines. I learned in my late teens that they all made me feel less than good enough and did that in order to sell me on a product.

        Consider what the world is trying to sell to a man who thinks he needs to ditch his loyal, older wife for a 20-something. I can tell you the world isn’t selling that man happiness!

    • CLW

      You are onto something, krinks. I know a woman who did just that — took someone in. Destroyed her career and her credit, and she’s way too old to start over.

      • krinks

        I am sorry to hear that but you are never too old. My “step-Grandfather” died recently at the age of 93. He and my grandmother didn’t meet and marry until the age of 48. They were inseparable for 45 years.

      • Michael Ejercito

        Taking someone in is not inherently bad, she took in the wrong person, someone without honor, decency, and integrity.

  • NoSheDidn’t!

    Ever heard the song “I’ve seen better days” by Citizen King??? Gosh, it sums it all up nicely…let’s look at it this way: how do you bring a nation to it’s knees? Easy, destroy the family unit. Have one or both parents chasing the proverbial carrot to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. It’s in men’s DNA to be providers since ancient times, they’re the ones who have brought the bacon home for eons. The father is usually the head of the household and the “spiritual leader” too. If you hurt the man of the house you destroy it’s family unit. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that. Look at the families that lack a father figure, it’s like a castle without a protective wall, any “dragon” can infiltrate and destroy it. Yes, i’ve seen single mom’s make it to the other end in one piece. However having both parents sharing the responsibilities and being involved is the ideal. The gov is like a virus, their mission is to search, infect and detroy every single living cell until the system is so sick it collapses.
    My heart goes out to all the men who have tried their hardest to provide but who’ve been trampled over by this rotten society.

  • Kim

    I attempted to point some of these charts out to a friend who’s son is having problems finding work, and his girlfriend just had a baby. She wasn’t too receptive. She treated me like I was just being negative and she didn’t want to hear anything negative. I guess some folks aren’t connected to reality, or don’t want to be connected to reality. But I understand they also need encouragement. Not sure where to go with that. It’s a fine line- reality and hope.

    • Michael Ejercito

      What is the purpose of negativity?

      should we not be positive all the time, regardless of external circumstances?

  • 7thPillar

    I too was a single, custodial father to my daughter for most of her life. When she was nine years old, I was laid off by a global consulting firm after they lost a major client. Divorce proceedings began within six months, and my daughter and I spent the summer living in tents in a state park.

    It wasn’t until I was back to work two years later that women would even talk to me, let alone date me once they learned I was out of work.

    • Lisa

      That is a good thing as you needed to be focused on your daughter and getting a job. A lot of men seem to get all wrapped up in the woman they are dating and honestly what is wrong with just not dating anyone until you get your life back on track? I just do not get even wanting to date anyone when you are dealing with such a heavy burden and stress of being unemployed, going through a divorce, trying to put food on the table and finding a place to live besides a campground.

  • hopeless

    Michael, I would like to sincerely thank you for this blog entry, from the bottom of my heart. No one in this world has a shred of sympathy for any unemployed male, because it is always HIS fault. No one has a clue that our economy is in shambles, therefore they blame the man. It is literally akin to holding the weight of the world on your shoulders. And no one is there to help ease the pain, because no one will go out with you once they find out you have no job. Your own family will come to see you as a lazy ingrate, even your THERAPIST will become condescending, assuming you MUST not even be trying. Every single day, I’m driven closer to suicide, because there is no other option. About ten years ago, I walked into Mcdonald’s and got hired on the spot. I dare someone to attempt that today. In short, it is refreshing to see someone speak the truth about what is happening, while everyone else denies what is right before them. Can’t blame them, I would deny it too if I were not directly tortured by it.

    • Sandbagger

      You need to dump that therapist.

      • Michael Ejercito

        There is a reason why you can not spell therapist without rapist.

    • CLW

      hopeless….please find a support group of unemployed people in your area and join it. Your therapist is worthless….find someone who IS supportive.

    • Michael Ejercito

      Michael, I would like to sincerely thank you for this blog entry, from
      the bottom of my heart. No one in this world has a shred of sympathy
      for any unemployed male, because it is always HIS fault. No one has a
      clue that our economy is in shambles, therefore they blame the man.

      The gender pay gap makes it more expensive for businesses to hire men than women.

  • Midwest

    I agree with the article but not with the example (Lyman Curtis). I’ve said this before. Quit having kids you can’t support and maybe I’ll feel sorry for you. Yes, the economy is in the crapper and yes jobs are going overseas, but when I continually hear stories about “poor so and so” who can’t live on $7/hr at Wal-Mart with their nine kids it loses effect. How about this. You put a gripper on your zipper for a change and we’ll work with you. I think parents like that should be charged with cruelty and neglect, that’s right, a crime. Why? Well, if you can’t afford one child why do you keep having more? Why? Because birth control is free and the U.S. won’t let any child in this country go hungry. (At least that’s what we say). How can anyone expect to make your life better when you keep complicating it?

    • Allie

      Part of it is just laziness to use birth control or self control and Part of it is religion to as to why people keep having kids they can’t afford.

      • abby

        Plus many poor and on welfare keep having kids because the more kids they have the more the monthly welfare check it.

        A lot of people think that God magically blesses them with children but it is in fact biology not God that decides if you will or won’t have children. It just drives me batty when Christians believe and say that God gave them their child. You can look at your child as a blessing but God did not wave his magic wand and get you pregnant.

        The difference between us and animals is that we can use birth control and prevent pregnancy, especially when we can’t afford to feed, clothe, shelter and nurture them properly.

        • CLW

          I agree, Abby. And I hate it when Christians who don’t work keep on having kids, and saying that “God says that those who do work” should support them.

    • Anonymous

      Are you suggesting that humans should defy a biological desire to be intimate?

      • CLW

        No, Midwest is suggesting BIRTH CONTROL be used. I agree!

  • BenguluruHuduga

    Hmm, and I thought being Indian and male was worst combination in world. Indian male would probably need a sign : “Need a rich woman who would not confiscate my parents property” .. thanks to the new regulations in place, a wife can stake claim on parents property

    • Guest

      regulations in america? (wife stake a claim on husband’s parent’s property? if so, i’d not get married, just nail ‘em and dump ‘em.)

      • BenguluruHuduga

        These are regulations in India going forward. Yup, wife has a claim on husband’s and in-laws property ( husband’s parents ).

    • Rancher

      Tip; Drop the past and the chip you elect to bear. No one cares…

      I judge a man/woman on what they have done with their life not what their mommy and daddy did or once had.

      So what have you done and why are you feeling so sorry for yourself. I was once poor and a hitch hiker. Then I put my self drive and back into life and retired early and pretty well off. No mommy and daddy crap either. My daddy is dead and I have not heard from mommy for 30 years.

      They left me no land and no money so guess what loser we both had the same start in life. What have you done with yours????

      It sure is not the finer female gals who are your problem either…your is in the mirror. Ever hear of a PRE-NUP???

  • Seen2013

    Read Robert Engleman’s “Population & Sustainability”, many readers may not realize the parallels.

  • Tom_F

    It is hard to find a woman where there is a mutual attraction, even with a job. Don’t understand how a guy with no cashflow can expect to entertain a woman for an evening out. Is this good judgment, spending your savings to take a woman out to dinner? Or is the unemployed guy expecting the woman to pay for the pleasure of his company?:-) If a woman is hot enough, job or not, she will never want for male companionship.

    • Dave

      That’s why we need sexdroids.

    • CLW

      I agree, Tom. As a single woman who pays her own wayi, would like the man to pay his own way, too.

  • jrex918

    and this is why im single; I couldn’t date a woman, knowing that she will leave me once I lose my job; its a fake relationship; the woman only wants me for my money and leaves once I lose the money; this article proves what ive known all along; I talk to women like this so I know firsthand how these money grabbing people are

  • ad

    I don’t know if to agree with you or not. But I sort of agree with you. Usually if the girl is okay with the guy being a slacker, she’s a slacker herself.

  • ad

    Sources please.

    • Anonymous

      Sources: Life and Experience.

      • Michael Ejercito

        There is not enough morality.

  • Hammerstrike

    I would judge such women the same way I would judge a man trying to live off his wife girlfriend.

    Equality, time to assume it!

    • FounderChurch

      Nutty!

      • Hammerstrike

        Feminists doesn´t believe in equality, only women having oiwer over men, neither do they appreciate concepts like self-reliance.

        What do you think of Sandra fluke??

        • Michael Ejercito

          Sandra Fluke is a crybaby.

    • Hammerstrike

      Sad, sad women they are!

  • Anonymous

    I second your eye roll.

  • australian bachelor

    If it is true that most women won’t date unemployed men, in america, it makes one think that it all comes down to cherry picking issues of equality and non-equality. Do they want their cake and to eat it also, as the saying goes. I personally would date a woman from any socio-economic background, as long as she is the type of person I like to be around.

  • FounderChurch

    LOOK! Let’s get some basics straight. As usual everone on here starts racing their engines before they get their cars in gear. Or put another way, they start running their mouths before their brains in gear.

    The first two Commandments in the Bible are: “BE FRUITFUL & MULTIPLY” which mean Make Money & Make Babies. The much much much later Ten Commandments simply tell in more detail HOW to handle our money and children.

    So a woman should never know, date or marry any unemployed man. Same for men. A man or woman without money is a parasite. FC at gmail

  • australian bachelor

    I was reading stories recently of new lotto winning couples in the UK, that became multi-millionaires overnight and have separated or divorced over money handling issues. Goes to show, money does bring out the best in people. Sarcastically speaking!

    • Krusty_From_Oz

      I would suggest that they were arguing about money long before they won the lottery.

  • australian bachelor

    Do people think about who they are going to grow old with, these days? Does that matter to anyone?

    • FounderChurch

      Not since we became a Socialist country where Government replaces family church community & employer. Help me stop this.

      • xander cross

        Its stops when white men stop sending jobs to china and getting koren women pregnant in record numbers. Last time I checked, white men control the state government, so why are they passing socialist laws then?

        • Anonymous

          I believe that those in power wish to divide and conquer. If those in power keep people fighting over race, then people won’t have energy to worry about those in power, or what they are doing. Imagine if Americans stopped fighting one another and came together as Americans.

          It isn’t just white men. Observe how many Americans marry other Americans. Observe how many Americans fall all over themselves for anyone with an accent. Observe how many Americans are married to socialists. Observe how Americans talk about other Americans in a negative way, and label other Americans stupid.

          What is perplexing is why Americans do not relocate to socialist, fascist, or communist countries that already exist, but instead try to change America into their own personal communist dream. If an American lives Communism then they should move to a Communist country, renounce their US citizenship, and embrace all that Communism has to offer.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…Observe how many Americans marry other Americans… Observe how many Americans are married to socialists…..”
            uh, the overwhelming majority of Americans are married to other Americans.
            married to socialists? WTH?

    • CLW

      I think about it a lot…but I’d rather be alone than with an angry,abusive old man.

    • DiscouragedOne

      It matters to me and my husband.

  • Frank Bell

    Now we have the proof:

    There is no real love between males and females, just calculation on how much bucks a man can spend on a woman.

    Pure economics. It’s that simple.

    • FounderChurch

      A Democrat plan for heaven on earth.

    • Konzo

      Exactly right. Very well said.

  • peaceangel

    As a relationship counselor the only way I could ever recommend that any woman date an unemployed man in the US today would be if she made lots of money and did not mind a couch potato lover.

    If a man is unemployed today he is likely never to work again for more than ten bucks an hour. That is the truth. Unless he has a real clear plan to do something extraordinary with his life and the money in the bank to do it, then his position is not likely to change and she could easily get stuck with a common law marriage situation in court that could devastate her income into the future. It happens all the time and any woman would be foolish to jeopardize her own life and finances for anyone who is not employed. Things are really tough and it is not about love or about caring and sharing it is about survival.

    Women are still paid far less than most men in the same positions and this is one big reason why more men have lost jobs and more women have reclaimed their jobs since 2008 when the bottom fell out.

    • CLW

      I had a friend, peaceangel, who fell into the situation you describe. She lost her very good job with benefits, and her home. And now she’s almost 60 — too late to get back what it took her 30 years to build.

    • Michael Ejercito

      Things are really tough and it is not about love or about caring and sharing it is about survival.

      So marriage means nothing to you.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Teemu: if you’re making almost 100K in this economic depression, you’re doing damn well. Glad to hear it. But there are a lot of entitled, delusional princesses in the BRA who think they are owed a man who makes even more than that. On one hand, you have the “low self-esteem” girls who are attracted to every loser, degenerate, reprobate and tweeker they can find (“ooooh! He just got out of prison, uses meth and has 30 tattoos…I think I’ll have his baby”). On the other hand, you have the entitled princesses who think that no man can measure up their standards…..even if he’s making 100K, 200K. That’s how delusional they are. Those women usually wind up living alone with nine or ten cats. So those are the extremes in the BRA: a total lack of self-esteem, or they’re totally full of themselves.

    • DiscouragedOne

      Or…they are just normal people, what a concept.

      • Michael Ejercito

        Sadly, immorality is normal for both men and women.

        • DiscouragedOne

          I don’t understand what your point has to do with the conversation, but define “moral” for me if you will, because some of the most immoral people I know who go around touting their morality are the worst examples of supposed “Christians” I have ever seen.

          • Michael Ejercito

            Morality is simply adherence to the Sheva Mitzvot B’Nei Noach.

  • FounderChurch

    No human and no animal or plant is designed by God to make it or live alone n period! All trouble flows from the sin of Cain who hated and then killed his “brother.” Then he was alone and his life has been hell ever since… If a person is born he she must have parents and grandparents and hopefully siblings and other family members no speak church members o

    • Guest

      Please spare us.

  • Sandbagger

    “#8 Between 1969 and 2009, the median wages earned by American men between the ages of 30 and 50 dropped by 27 percent after you account for inflation.”

    I’m sure I’m not the only one to notice that from 1969 on women have entered the workforce in droves. This has not only taken jobs away from men, but has contributed to the cost of living going through the roof. What was supposed to be a little extra coming into the family through the wife’s paycheck in order to have more luxuries, has been quickly absorbed since companies learned that they could charge more because the market could handle it.

    Now imagine you’re an employer. Why would you give your men good wages when you know their wives bring in an income? More profits for the shareholders/CEO’s.
    Maybe that is one reason for the 27% drop in wages over the time women have been competing in the workplace?

    • Gay Veteran

      maybe you didn’t notice the MILLIONS in manufacturing jobs that were sent out of this country by the corporations

  • J.M.

    Delusional as always…next

  • Vaibhav

    India feels we are rich due to spending power due to IT.BPO/KPO.

    But companies which are not loyal to US citizens , how will they be loyal to indians?

    Indians will face reality dose in 10 years , when outsourcing stops

    God help india middle class living on expense of US middle class

    • Anonymous

      Very wise observations. How will the employers that abandoned American workers, after American workers bailed many businesses out, treat the workers in other countries, an excellent question.

      I try very hard not to purchase things that are “Made in China” because my research has led me to be very disappointed in the way many workers in China are treated. Not to mention the multiple news reports I have watched that have expressed concerns about imports from China (drywall, toys, beach flip flops, etc.).

      The Roman Empire and the USA are very similar. The Roman Empire insisted on expanding to every corner of the earth, and they continued mass immigration, and Rome had a slave class and “nobles” that got away with everything. The Roman Empire had a lot of prostitution, and “nobles” usually only had intimate relations with their spouse if they wanted to have children (otherwise they had affairs with slaves or prostitutes). What many Americans seem unable to realize is that soon most Americans will likely be part of the slave class (of course many that work so hard for such low pay already feel like part of a slave class). Sadly, history always repeats itself because humans refuse to learn from history. “There is no new thing under the sun.” -Ecclesiastes 1:9

  • xander cross

    I blame white men for creating their women that way in the first place. Who had a vetted interest to market everything to white women and to destroy black men? the answer is white men. All of this is the fault of white men with government power knowing that women are emotional spenders and thus allowed feminism to take over most of American society.

    • 2sanderfloss2

      Welcome back sander floss! Hadn’t heard from you in a while…what happened…? Did the black panther blog block you again?

  • Uncle Flipper

    Sorry most women are hoes and they laugh at the men who grovel at their feet. My woman Rosy Palmer has always been there for me. Well, until I get arthritis.

    • Anonymous

      Many men are bigger whores than any woman.

      • DiscouragedOne

        And men who are the biggest whores of all are the first ones to call a woman a whore. There is definitely a double-standard going on there.

  • mary magdelin

    I am 49 and my husband lost his job during the great recession. He applies for many jobs but gets nothing. He is 53 and depressed. I had to sell our home and am working 2 jobs. I recent him and hate our life. Right or wrong thats how i feel.

    • Tim

      If your husband is unemployed through no fault of his own, why do you resent him? That’s not fair.

      • mary magdelin

        Im not sure i guess because our life has changed drastically. How do u think i should feel?

        • nutsacks

          blame the bankers, they got you by the b– i mean vagina.

    • DiscouragedOne

      You sound as depressed as he is, that line “for better or worse” is there for a reason.

  • overthrowem

    no one with a size zero weighs 150 pounds.

    you’ve got it wrong, really wrong.

    you can look at what the average woman wants in a man and you’ll find a whole litany of totally unrealistic expectations: makes a lot of money, is super outgoing, has a great personality, tons of friends, super athletic, tall, body of a greek god, knows what gifts to buy her, gives her everything she wants, treats her like a princess, listens intently, has a 130+ IQ, doesn’t work too many hours, helps around the house, etc. etc.

    guys just look for a woman who isn’t insane and who isn’t fat.

    you see the difference?

    • Michael Ejercito

      Why would women, on average, be more judgmental than men?

  • Steven

    I have a friend of mine who retired at 27 year old. Yea, you read that right **27**. He started working at a tech company at 16, bought all the stock options he could, and the company took off.
    Thing is – he does not flaunt his being comfortable (he’s frugal – not rich, but comfortable). If you met him you’d think he’s upper middle class.
    Now, since he has an active life, but does not work he would, at the age of 44 like to have a mate. But for him, dating is a dead zone. As soon as he mentions his lack of a job, there is NO second date.
    And I have heard this from many a guy : mention you are out of work, and you’re persona-non-grata to single women.
    When I mention this or talk about this to women they get DEFENSIVE and deny it all day long. But any and every guy knows it’s true.

    • Bron McAllister

      That’s a shame for your friend although I don’t really blame the women. How is it exactly that your friend isn’t bored out of his mind? And what about contributing to society? I’m not saying he doesn’t but for me I am attracted to men who live with a purpose. Even if he doesn’t have to work its a great way to meet people and he could do whatever job he liked without having financial concerns. We are not all gold diggers and not all men want a woman for a trophy, but I have a hard time believing that in the last 17 years that your friend has been retired he hasn’t taken at least a dozen women to his place after a good night out and none of them have fallen for him, unless he has no personality.

      • Steven

        Bron,
        Your comments are spot on. I do not think women are all gold diggers – but, like you said, want a man with a purpose, a plan, and ambition.
        He has actually greatly stuggled to find something constructive to do. I thank God he did not go down the road of alcoholism or drugs or some other destructive behavior – as he has not.
        I have told him : Get a job you love, just to have “beer money” – you’re living a dream.
        He has also lamented, starting about his early/mid-30’s of wanting a job, but how to explain his absence from the work force. I told him it’s all presentation – explain that after making a ton of money in a tech start up that he saved wisely and now wishes to work at something he loves. Any employer who hears “hey, I don’t NEED your money (but expect to be paid) but instead am working here because this field is my passion” is going to HIRE YOUR BUTT.
        Also – though, and this has to be said Bron – while all women are not gold diggers, I hear women all the time condemn men who look at younger women, who like [preferred physical attribute] and call us shallow. A woman who wants her man to have ambition, and is on him about not having it is no different than a man giving his wife a hard time about aging.
        I hear “oh, that’s different” – well, sorry, but I like what I like, and you are affected by what you like. The “that’s different” defense doesn’t work on us men who have figured out the verbal gymnastics of one-sided shaming language.
        :)

        • Bron McAllister

          First off thank you your comment was respectful & I appreciate it! Here’s what I think about women nagging men, about anything, it doesn’t work all that well! A man who lives with purpose is an attractive man, but u can’t nag someone into having ambition it doesn’t work, u either got it or u don’t & if not get some ambition of your own or find someone who does! I get that older men check out younger prettier women, older women probably do the same! However, a husband should never under any circumstances, give their wife a hard time for ageing. Period! It’s just not appropriate in any circumstance. Women face enough criticism over there physical selves in a lifetime, men can age & become sexier, whereas women are expected to get “work” done & many get traded in for a newer model! Ageing is an inevitable part of life, & if that’s all the husband has to worry about he can count his lucky stars!

  • Steven

    Are you f*cking serious!? “White men” are just genetically predisposed to be scum!?

    WTF is wrong with you?

    • nutsacks

      go ahead you show him Steve show him what a feminized American white man of the 21st century is all about.! Show em Steve you have the Vagina to do so!

  • Hammerstrike

    Indeed yes, why else is it so popular? Are people forced by law to buy it?

    You forgot, a rich man.

    Oh and Twilight, a 17 years old having relations with a 103 years old and a sick twisted one at that.

    It has everything to do with El Pollo´s topic.
    On the contrary, I call out all this sick degeneracy, see it as yet more proof of today´s society failure and that is fascism nowadays.

    You are a plague and we are the cure.

  • Kent Harris

    It saddens me that women don’t honor relationships. I am single and have a job but women seem to be driven to have all the things of this world. My grandparents who I consider the salt of the earth were quite humble and didn’t have a quarter of the stuff we have today but loved each other. My grandmother, my dad’s mother, went through two world wars and the Great Depression and she had polio too. The woman was full of love and grace. Women today don’t have good role models and all they see on tv are women who are disfunctional like Britney Spears, Miley Cirus, and the Kardistans. Love has become cheapened and superficial with absolutely no substance. My simple advice is be content with what you have and enjoy a person for their character and not how much stuff they can give you.

    • Gay Veteran

      I fixed your sentence: It saddens me that women AND MEN don’t honor relationships

      • nutsacks

        fitting coming from a feminized man. Do some research on the feminization of America. Germany after ww1 went through the same hell.

        • Gay Veteran

          stereotype much?

        • Michael Ejercito

          Are you implying that on average, women are more immoral than men?

  • Kent Harris

    You are truly a gift to your family and you honor God by doing so. God loves the humble heart and you are a light in the darkness.

  • David

    Just show many women are whores, users and hypocrites!

  • Wigglesworth

    Let’s bring in 40 million immigrants over the next 10 years. Yeah, that will make things better.

  • piccadillybabe

    When you consider women generally make less than men for performing the same job, employers are more likely to keep women and ditch men during an economic crisis. Also, since the 1960s, 2-income families have become the norm since wages have not gone up with COL. Who knows that unemployed guy could be a big help to some single woman with kids who needs a handy man and some one to help with the kids. Although who is going to take the chance of bringing a stranger into their home.

  • Gay Veteran

    sounds like you need to move to Saudi Arabia so you can be free to dominate women

    • Hammerstrike

      That is exactly what those men making 5 or 6 figures jobs do.

      Even more, those that doesn´t are the ones getting punished, making an example for the rest of them. Feminism and good guys are like Fertilome and Dandelions, one is going to shrivel-out real fast!

      • Gay Veteran

        riiiiiiight

        • Hammerstrike

          Either way, it isn´t something you have to worry about, now is it? -)

          Enjoy the collapse!

          • Gay Veteran

            no man is an island

  • Gay Veteran

    “…White men are the primary source and responsible for creating modern technology beginning with canals and irrigation….”
    guess you failed history

    • Ernie kaputnik

      Wrong, gay boy. You can believe what you like, but facts are facts. Now go back into the bedroom so your boyfriend can finish bouncing his nut sack on your forehead.
      Happy Thanksgiving, Chin Nuts.

  • Orange Jean

    How many of you would be comfortable with the idea of your daughter dating a man who didn’t have a job?

    What about if she was dating a man who had a job that paid a lot less than what she was earning?

    If you’re a man, would you be comfortable dating a women who made a lot more than you (be honest now!)?

    I’ve been involved with men who were unemployed, but most of the time it was when I was unemployed. And when I was unemployed I didn’t find any employed men who were really keen on dating me.

    A number of times I was involved with men who were earning a lot less than I was and more often than not it seemed to cause an awful lot of tension. The last time I was unemployed I spent a short time living with an old boyfriend (we had been on and off for years), he was very angry with me because my unemployment check was a bit more than his check from his job (I understand why that would make him angry, just not why he should take it out on me… since I wasn’t the one paying him). He worked in academia…. with 2 PhDs and 2 part-time lecturing jobs.

    I also for a few years dated a man who I assume made a lot less than me (though we never discussed how much either of us made)… he worked as a truck driver, hauling trash… and loved his job. I was working in job that required a Master’s degree to start. Neither of us seemed to have a problem with that, but my family absolutely flipped out because I was dating a “garbage man”. Nice guy too!

    • CLW

      Too many angry, name-calling, violent heterosexual men in the world. I am quickly coming to the conclusion that the only really “secure” men are gay men.

  • Ralfine

    Are you afraid to read? No? Try this:
    Frederick Engels: The origin of the family, private property and the state.

    :-)

  • Sev

    I would absolutely date an unemployed man, but he would have to be asexual like me. If you are unfamiliar with asexuality, look up the AVEN website. Money is not everything.

    • GSOB

      The term ‘asexual’ is a deceitful oxymoron.

    • GSOB

      Allusion on top of allusion.

  • Chris Lehman

    You wrote: “And my childrens’ lives.”

    Correction: “And my children’s lives.”

  • nutsacks

    substitute jew for white and you are spot on.

  • Me

    And yet… 100% of American men would date an unemployed woman.
    Well you know what? Not anymore.
    Several reasons:
    1. shove your hypocrisy back in your face thank you very much.
    2. if you don’t work, you invariably over-spend when someone with actual money comes along, as you don’t know the labor that went into that cash you’re so happily lighting on fire. The relationship WILL fail because I WILL go broke. I’ve decided to cut out the waiting period on that one.
    3. you wanted to work and have dual incomes going on. You got it! And now… we (as a couple) NEED your income stream, as the economy has adjusted. Not WANT. NEED.
    So… having fun sticking your thumb in the eye of American men once again, ladies? Enjoy that while you can. You won’t be able to for much longer.

    • DiscouragedOne

      Those are not the only reasons a woman should take care of herself, unforeseen things happen, like death for example. We lost my Father to cancer and my Mom had to raise my whole family by herself, it is a good thing she had a trade. It is downright stupid for a woman not to be able to take care of herself.

  • Dave_Mowers

    …because all the really matters under “capitalism” is how much money do you earn?

    From a nation of ideals to cultural desolation in 100 years.

  • DiscouragedOne

    I am married to a man who makes 6 figures, but what most women who might be envious don’t know is that when we got together he was going through a very rough time, and really didn’t have a job, and it took him years to recover from that time (due to the horrible things his ex put him through and the manufacturing decline), but now he is prosperous, and deservedly so, he worked hard for it. So, to the women who think they may have a chance to steal him? Feh, he will stay with the woman who stuck by him all these years through everything, good and bad, and I will do the same…we call it love.

  • A D

    Moral breakdown, now they have men & men/women & women saying it is a family. Go figure, TRUTH was turned on its head.

  • Hammerstrike

    I don´t quiet agree, that system lead to the current predicament and nowadays a single person gets barely enough wage to support him or herself.

    The funny thing about feminazism, its gender card and affirmative action quotas means that women get the jobs first.
    There are going to be fewer and fewer men with jobs, especially well-paying jobs, as these jobs are the primary target.

  • Hammerstrike

    “Doesn’t your book teach you to love your neighbor?”
    I am pretty sure the USA and China are separated by the Pacific ocean, for now at least….
    And you know what the US prison system is widely known for?

  • Emperius

    True, there are all sort of men, but what you described is NOT the general assumption, please be rational here.

  • Krusty_From_Oz

    A haircut,shave and neat clothes is always a good start. If you look good, you will feel good. People will respect you and you will respect yourself. Your appearance is the first thing a woman will notice. A Ferrari looks great but a well maintained pickup is more particle ;)

  • CLW

    So agreed, Dave. You sound like a man with COMMON SENSE!

  • CLW

    So true, anonymous, so true!

  • http://wp.me/Igbc Prattle On, Boyo

    Send home the guest workers both legal & illegal and fix the tax code so that the corporatocracy is taxed for each job that is outsourced or filled by a guest worker. That would be a start but if you keep voting for the political duopoly the staus quo persists.

  • Michael Ejercito

    The gender pay gay that feminists have been talking about is in fact, the reason that men ” men lost twice as many jobs as women did”.

    When men are more expensive to keep than women, guess who gets the pink slips first when the company has to lay off people?

  • geepers

    Sounds like a sorry lot of poor victims.

  • John

    One major issue which thankfully hasn’t happened (since again – surprise surprise – disproportionately affects men) is that there haven’t been any major wars requiring men to be drafted (feminists never managed to get round to making women sign the draft list in their ‘fight’ for equality.

    Wars drastically reduced the number of available able bodied men in society thus women were required to raise their game and keep their behaviour in check if there were any hope of them securing a husband. Now there is an avalanche of men showering women with attention in person and via the internet. While women wouldn’t want to pursue a LTR with many of these men it does result in them becoming delusional about their dating value. One other major contributing factor other than female hypergamy not mentioned is the female obesity epidemic. An obese woman is as unattractive to a man a terminally unemployed loser with no charm.

    While women have coined a lovely expression, ‘marrying down’ what they don’t realise is that at the same time the man they are marrying or dating ‘down’ is actually doing the equivalent. The difference is that the divorce and child custody laws (in fact all law) are skewed in the woman’s favour, so when the relationship inevitably breaks down and the woman seeks out a man she deems higher status in mom-financial terms his inferior level of wealth will be reduced as it is slashed and a crippling percentage (enough to reduce him to living out of his car often) is legally redistributed to his partner.

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