Would you seriously date someone who worked a minimum wage job?

Would you seriously date someone who worked a minimum wage job?
This is assuming nothing else is wrong with the person. They treat you fine and take care of themselves but they’re also the greeter at Walmart with no signs of getting a new or better job or work the register at McDonald’s.

Could you date that person seriously and/or long term?
  • Yes, I would
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  • No, I would not
    Vote B
  • I’d date them but not seriously.
    Vote C
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Most Helpful Guy

  • A job is a job. If what they do pays the bills, who gives a crap?

    The only reason I work is to pay bills and have food to eat, plus doing stuff on the side in my spare time. I don't work just to work and I don't use my job as some sort of status symbol, nor do I seek approval from others.

    If someone is happy doing a job in Wal-Mart, Starbucks or 7/11 and they're doing fine, I couldn't care less.

    Every job is important in society and someone has to do it. Sure there are some jobs I could never do for whatever reason, but not everybody could or want to do my job.

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Most Helpful Girl

  • Yes of course I would. I chose my boyfriend for a reason and he does lawnscaping and it's only during the spring and summer. Where I live houses for rent are very affordable and with his job and my career we will live comfortable.

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What Guys Said 42

  • I don't see why not. A job like that may not pay a lot but with some planning you can still live your life and have some decent things and not have to live out side your means. Look at the math for it... what is minimum wage 10? 11? going with 10 fk it. if they work 40 a week that is 1600 a month about 1300 after taxes. If they live in an apartment say 550...650... (average in my area) they then need 200 to 300 for food (less if they get discount for shopping at job) car and what not so say 1000 a month all expenses give or a take a bit. so 300 left. 6 months by law is a raise of a minimum of 25 cents. so 1800 in savings for first 6 months. 1860 for next 6 months and so on. in 2 years time (1 dollar total raise minimum) they would have give or take about 8 thousand (again at the lowest) this is based on 10 an hour. most jobs in my area from what I could find do 13 -17 so same time frame would be more like 6600 for first 6 months (at 17) 3600 (at 13). so math wise definitely a livable situation no not in extravagance but not living in a slum either. with 2 people doing this just take base values and 2x them. So I guess it really comes down to what you can bring to the table. as a relationship is about being partners if you bring more then that adjusts things and so on.

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  • I value personality over everything else, if i met someone i really liked with a great personality then i wouldn't care at all where they worked or how much money they have. As long as they don't try to hit me up for money, i feel used when a girl starts asking for money and that is a huge turn off.

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  • A job doesn’t define who they are, I’m not a shallow prick like that.

    Jobs don’t just fall into everyone’s laps like they do for some people. Not all of us get that help and some of us no matter how hard we try can’t get a job anywhere else.

    I wonder what the women think...

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    • They voted yes but we all know their full of crap. Long term, she’s going to throw a hissy fit and how he’s not making enough.

  • Being a guy, her job is kind or irrelevant to me. I'm interested in her for her not for what she does so it doesn't really matter. The only jobs I'd reject her over would be a job that is so busy that she is gone all the time or traveling a lot or if she were a stripper, cam model, escort.
    It being a minimum wage job wouldn't matter. Women are more concerned about a man's money than men usually are worried about women's money.

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  • No woman would, no. I would, but I've have serious reservations about marrying them. That's a big, fat divorce check as far as they're concerned, and women aren't that trust worthy.

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  • I hope to be able to provide for a family one day with or without my spouse working so... whether or not they are making a living for themselves isn't so much my concern when it comes to finding a future partner.

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  • Yes as long as she has a goal, and is working to achieve that goal to get to a higher position. I would even do what I can to support her on that goal.

    If she's satisfied to the minimum wage, and has no plans to advance, then nah. We will not be compatible anyways.

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  • That depends on why they have a job like that, and what they intend to do about it.
    While I don't care about how much money they make, as long as we can function without depending on my money, having a minimum wage job does raise a few questions.

    If their priorities weren't education and long term goals, then I would need to know what they are so I can make an opinion about them.

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  • I wouldn't care if someone was working a minimum wage job. Their job means absolutely nothing to me. Provided they earn enough that they don't need me to pay for everything.

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  • Yes. I'm on just above minimum/living wage myself, so it wouldn't be an issue. If I was on a higher wage then I might feel differently because of the lifestyle differences, but even then I wouldn't rule it out.

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  • No, there has to be a reason why she works "only" in a minimum wage job with no chance of betterment, in most cases a lack of important attributes.
    Since I'm attracted to attributes like intelligence and independence, I would certainly not date her.

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  • I would, and if maybe in time she thinks of getting a better opportunity then things would certainly look serious, if otherwise she just wants to stay at that position her whole life I think that would end it

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  • The basic breakdown, most guys will date a girl not caring how much she makes... most women won't date a guy if he doesn't make enough

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  • If she was there temporarily and had future career plans, possibly. If that was her long term career goal, no.

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  • job title, social status, credit ratings and alike have no rellavence to who i find attractive and want to be with.

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  • Yes because minimum wage jobs are everywhere and most people had a time in their life where paying was pretty bad...

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  • Men don't give much of a fuck what job a women has, that's a thing women care about in a man.

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  • Absolutely. And if I thought they could do better things (which is true of anyone) I'd do my best to help them to get to a better place in life

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  • Doesn't matter what kind of job u do its like ur working hard and most importantly ur not depending on anyone

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  • It's like that old saying - "I date you for you, not your credit card"

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What Girls Said 14

  • There's nothing wrong with working a minimum wage job, but if that's all they plan to do with their life I wouldn't date them seriously. Long-term, I'd prefer to be with someone with more ambition.

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  • Although I would certainly date someone who makes less than me, I would not seriously consider a relationship with someone who only held a minimum wage job especially if they had no ambitions to leave.

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  • Yes i would. Earning minimum wage is nothing to feel ashamed about. I wouldn't turn a guy down because he worked at McD's or Walmart

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  • Since when does a job money matter can you do me a favour jump off a cliff make sure the waters are as shallow as you are 😊👍

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  • No. I’m sorry but minimum wage is not even enough for 1 person to take care of themselves nowadays.

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  • I don't date people based on their job or the money they are bringing in - I date them for the person they are - which matters the most.

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  • If he has plans and ambition do something more. I will :)

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  • Money is money honey it’s better then being unemployed

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  • No I couldn’t :/

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  • Yes I would

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  • Sure

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  • if they have enough to support themselves idrgaf

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  • Don't people also work at those jobs for them to pay for their college?

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  • Honestly? There’s this guy I really like, and if he worked a minimum wage job it wouldn’t change anything, since I like who he is.

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