You know every girl is different and its hard to say all women this or all women that. However, some girls (especially girls without a good education or skill) focus a lot on money. Also, money is attractive because it represents a man who is (normally) smart, responsible, employed and a number of other things that we look for in a long term relationship. If a man doesn't have money we wonder which of those characteristics he lacks. Girls don't want to be with a guy is can't work a budget, hold a job or is too dumb to get a job that pays over minimum wage. Keep in mind these are generalizations. During the current economy, there are many smart, responsible people on unemployment and this generalization doesn't apply to them. In regards to divorce and unemployment - a lot of marriages don't survive, but it isn't because girls are greedy for money. Marriages are tough and when a rough patch hits, both parties need to work together to get through it. If the marriage isn't very stable to begin with, there is a good chance that it won't survive. Also, when people are unemployed, they can change. They can get cranky, depressed, mean, etc. If that frustration is targeted on the spouse, it could damage the marriage. If that frustration creates unhealthy behaviors such as excessive drinking, sleeping til noon, watching daytime tv or hanging with the boys instead of actively looking for ways to bring in money or help save money - this too can damage the marriage. It isn't all black and white. It's not "Girls only want money". Girls want partners. We want someone that respects us and we respect. Money can have something to do with it, but it doesn't have to. More often than not, money is just a side factor of other things.