Love in the Time of Layoff: Desperation Dating

by SixFigureStart | September 24, 2009

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Getting laid off in the throes of a recession is tough, but getting laid in a recession is, well, not.

It’s true: unemployment has done wonders for my dating life. Had I known it ten years ago, I would have surely done everything within my power to get canned. But like most women, I had rent to pay and dead-end jobs to contend with until I got kicked out of both places on the same day.

Now that I have all the time in the world to kill, there’s no end to the possibilities.

I’ve got a laptop and libido, what more do I need? Whether it’s online or on the streets of Boston, I’ve dated more men in the last six months that I have over the course of six years. Maybe it’s the fact that there are lotsa people out there with lotsa time on their hands. And because dating is so similar to the job search process they almost seem to go hand-in-hand (minus the alcohol). I toggle between Monster and Match with such frequency that I almost forget what I’m applying for in the middle of an email. Luckily, I haven’t sent a cover letter to a potential date…yet. Yes, it can be confusing, but also exciting. The number of men actively online in the middle of the day is astounding. [Read more]

--Posted by Anonymous, RecessionWire.com

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