I got fired from my awesome competitive job a month ago and I've been feeling pretty low about it. When I was employed I was more proactive in the dating scene because I had a sense of pride and self worth by having this job. Now I don't have that anymore and I feel unattractive. Even though I'm trying to find a new job like this and pick up where I left off, I still don't see myself as worthy for any girl. Is this a good reason to leave the dating scene?
I agree that having a job raises your happiness and self-esteem, but remember, you need to find that happiness on your own. Just like people who can only be happy if they are in a relationship, you need to learn to be happy whether or not you have a job. Find that self confidence now because you're going to have a lot of struggles in the future and you'll need to know how to deal with these struggles, especially when you're in a relationship, with kids, etc. You aren't defined by your job, but your character of heart. Don't give up.
This is a good reason to STAY in the dating scene. This way if you do actually find a woman even though you won't have a job, you'll be sure that she likes you for YOU and not for you as a provider or someshit like that.