Finding Love Based on Career Choices

Can you find love based on compatible career choices?

I think it’s fairly obvious that I never mince bones with my words and tell you exactly how I feel (which, of course, does not always work in my favor), and so I shall continue to play it straight. I think a new ‘study’ by eHarmony is bogus, given that they’ve created a list of who should date who depending upon your job.

I do not believe your job defines you. Yes, it’s part of who you are and what you do, but it isn’t you. I am now a happy California girl, but back in the day when I was living in Manhattan, it was pretty standard for someone to ask your name, forget it immediately, then ask what you did for a living. Should they have been impressed by your career of choice, said person would then ask you to repeat your name. I found said scenario off-putting – just as I do this study.

According to eHarmony, the best matches are as follows:

HE IS A SHE IS A
BANKER TEACHER
UNEMPLOYED PERSONAL TRAINER
BANKER DOCTOR
FIREMAN TEACHER

They have also compiled a list of the lowest compatibility professions:

HE IS A SHE IS A
RETIRED NURSE
RETIRED ADMIN ASSISTANT
ARTIST STUDENT
DOCTOR STUDENT

Not going to lie, this reads like that game you play in elementary school, MASH. “I want to marry a doctor, a lawyer, a banker or a fireman!” (Cops need not apply).

The powers that be think that opposites attract, which is why a company spokesperson told the U.K.‘s Daily Mail: ”When it comes to who’s talking to who, most people are looking to talk to someone who does something different than themselves.”

Can your career dictate who you will love?

Um, excuse me, but MOST people are looking for someone that makes them happy. What your partner does (or does not do) is a secondary factor.

And for the record, if eHarmony was going to make a list of compatible professions, why are there only ten listed? Are you trying to tell us that professional trapeze artists, clowns and lion tamers won’t be lucky in finding a love match?

I really hope not, for their sakes. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, after all…especially if she has a lion in her possession.

 

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About the Author: Laura Schreffler is a former New York Daily News columnist who left the world of celebrity behind to focus on what makes her happiest — love and travel. She is the creator of LoveTrekker.com — a website devoted to these two passions that she fondly calls “looking for love in all the right places.” In her spare time she likes to play matchmaker for her friends, dream about her next vacation and gaze at photographs of Taylor Kitsch. For more advice on love, relationships, and happiness, check out http://lovetrekker.com & her book "Internet Dating 101". And follow her here at Happiness Series with her weekly blog about finding love.

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