Women who are teachers are most likely to go out with firemen: How your career affects who you date
21:16 GMT, 30 August 2012
Finding true love is a difficult task for many, but a new study claims to help singletons find their perfect match.
According to dating website eHarmony, those searching for their life partner should pick someone based on what they do for a living.
Findings revealed that the most compatible subjects were those with completely different careers.
Careers can impact your quest for love according to a new study
From an analysis of online users, female teachers were found to be most attracted to firemen while unemployed men were most compatible with female personal trainers.
'Chemistry has nothing to do with how similar your backgrounds are…
'The more different kinds of guys a woman will let herself get involved with, the more likely she is to find that great chemistry that’s the only reliable predictor of a satisfying, long-lasting relationship,' Mira Kirshenbaum, author of Is He Mr. Right Everything You Need to Know Before You Commit told Match.com.
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A spokesperson for eHarmony added: 'When it comes to who’s talking to who,
most people are looking to talk to someone who does something different
However some critics highlight that couples with different careers often experience problems later down the line.
Karen Frost, 38, who works in public relations in Texas, started dating a paramedic named Ken.
But when she told friends and family about the relationship she said that they were unenthusiastic.
'Knowing the circles I mix in and the parties I attend, they knew it wasn’t going to work before I did.
'If I were putting together a list of what I wanted on an emotional, soulful and spiritual level, Ken fit the bill. But on a professional level, he didn’t. We didn’t know the same people,' she told Match.com.
Despite having a few things in common, including a mutual love of dogs, their differences eventually tore them apart.
'I suspect he was uncomfortable with my professional and social network,' Ms Frost added.