JumpMan_Josh saidI don't care how much money you make if I connect with you, but please have a job and show you are responsible. My last boyfriend made less than me but I still got along with him until he turned into a raging psychopath.
I agree with this to an extent (and my condolences about the psychopath thing). I would 'prefer' them to have a job, whatever that may be or however well paid, and enjoy it. I think it's attractive when people look at the things in their life that aren't making them happy and change it, perhaps advice I would do well to take on occasion to be honest. There's no bigger turn off than someone who bitches and moans but stays put.
And saying that, I could date someone who was unemployed if there was a valid reason for it. I'm not gonna date someone who's unemployed who lives with their parents, isn't looking for a job, and has no desire to become independent. But if they were at a crossroads in their life, ACTIVELY figuring out what they wanted to do and felt they still wanted a relationship around that I could be interested. You need to have your own life, or be building it, before you can share it with someone else.