A first date should feel like a first date, not like a job interview.
You’ll never “hook-up” with a southern European. You will have a [insert Mediterranean country here] lover.
So if you’re at a bar and you’re talking to a girl and she asks, “so what do you do?” And you say, “I’m between jobs”, she might not care that you can afford it or you have a plan or blahblahblah. She might be turned off, unfairly so.