Related: 5 Things You Should Be Doing If You’re Unemployed The number one question asked when meeting someone new is “What do you do for a living?
” For many people who are out of work, that simple question can feel like a kick to the stomach. Here are a few tips for handling the awkward “I’m actually unemployed” talk so you can keep dating while you’re unemployed: Being single during a career transition can be an exciting experience, according to Adam Lo Dolce, a Boston-based dating coach for both men and women.
Try to make light of the situation as best as you can.
“I find that most awkward moments are awkward because YOU are feeling awkward,” said Lo Dolce. If you start feeling uncomfortable, Lo Dolce suggests joking around and making light of the situation.
As if losing your job doesn't suck enough, a recent survey conducted by online dating site It's Just Lunch found that 75 percent of women wouldn't even go on a date with an unemployed man.
Well, 42 percent of women would "Not having a job will definitely make it harder for men to date someone they don't already know," says Irene La Cota of It's Just Lunch.
If a description can’t be avoided, focus on volunteer work or passions.
When talking about projects that are gaining momentum, use confident phrasing.
But I think whether he can hold down a job tells us more about a man than his net worth.By changing your perspective, you can control how people view your situation.There are three common questions that come up when you’re getting to know someone new.They are: These questions are major conversation killers, according to Lo Dolce. “If you’re unemployed, work on deflecting these questions and making fun conversation. Here are a few conversation starters to try: “Stop focusing on what people do for a living and focus on what they’re passionate about instead,” said Lo Dolce.Although some people are lucky enough to have job they are passionate about, many people out there aren’t doing what they love for a living.