Opposites attract: only relevant to personalities (and magnets, obvs)? Or does the same hold true for occupations of people who date?
eHarmony conducted a study of online dating and communication patterns to determine if your occupation might be affecting your life life. It turns out, opposities do seem to attract as far as communication goes. People are more likely to talk to members of the opposite sex who do something different from themselves. For instance:
- Female business executives have are most likely to communicate with men who are barbers or hair stylists. Perhaps a home blowout would fit into their busy schedules.
- Women who consider themselves “stay at home” talk most to men who are dentists.
- Unemployed guys have the highest rate of communication with lady personal trainers. (Perhaps they've put on a few pounds while unemployed?)
- Female doctors are into talking to male bankers.
- Male soldiers talk most with women who work in middle management white collar jobs.
Business executive/Mid-level white collar worker
Marketer/Mid-level white collar worker
Analyst/Mid-level white collar worker
Engineer/Mid-level white collar worker
And matches are least likely to date if:
He's a/She's a…
Unskilled tradesmen/Mid-level white collar worker
Unskilled tradesmen/Administrative assistant
Are you surprised by any of these pairings? And if profession doesn't matter to you, don't just these professions too much (they're the pickiest, but they prefer "particular" rather than "snobby"):