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I hate my job but don't want to tell my date Add to ...

A reader writes: I hate my job and it is not true to what I want to do with my life.

I had been previously laid off, and it doesn’t help that there is no formal occupation or name to describe it. I am working toward a change, and for now I’d just rather not talk much with people about my current job.

This is particularly an issue with women I want to date. I want to be authentic, yet their career questions will eventually disclose my frustration, which isn’t pretty. So how do I answer questions about my job – while continuing to explore healthy relationships – without seeming insincere or evasive?

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