Dating when you’re unemployed is impossible
Covid hit my industry hard and I’ve spent the last couple of years cycling through bursts of employment followed by layoffs and long stretches of unemployment.
I really want to meet someone and start building a life together, but it feels impossible right now.
One of the first questions people ask each other on a first date is, “so what do you do for work?” “I’m unemployed” isn’t very attractive response, even when you’re a straight woman.
I worry guys will think I’m using them, or they’ll judge me for not having a job. Hell, I judge myself. I feel so ashamed and embarrassed.
Five years ago I thought I’d be engaged or married by now. I can’t move forward with my life until I have some financial stability, but I just can’t seem to catch a break.
Plus it’s not like I’m getting any younger. I don’t want kids so that’s not a concern, but I know for women the older you get, the harder it is.
I feel like I’m watching the life I want slip away.