Dating unemployed men
It’s not like people are going to date you specifically to get some financial gain out of it - so your unemployment is completely irrelevant, except if you ACTIVELY want to stay that way and mooch off of other people.
That, combined with my relationship status of “single” offers a perspective on the unique challenge of online dating and the perils and pitfalls of the “What do you do? For some reason there isn’t space to put “High-functioning, mildly autistic ex-Merchant Navy navigator with medical exclusion seeking career change toward satellite navigation technology after wasting the last two and a half years fielding complaint calls in a dead-end job” so I just go with “Entrepreneur”.The mundane daily drudgery that we ordinarily pull ourselves through just to subsist is glorified as long as the financial rewards are high enough.The fact that I have chosen to depart from this game entirely and am seeking my own path should, at least in my less-than-humble opinion, be revered as brave.(I have formulated plans for a small coffee and smoothie business and am weighing up investment opportunities for my dwindling savings so it’s not a complete fabrication.)The ‘U-word’ weighs heavy on my mind, years of media-led social conditioning have left me unable to hear the word “Unemployed” in a positive light, despite knowing that all it means is that I am not currently contributing to a social state that does not serve my interests.It occurs to me that the society in which we live places so much value on the amount of money that we earn, it forgets entirely the absolute banality of how that money is earned.