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Women prefer the powerful and the uniformed

Research has confirmed an old saw – women like powerful men and those in uniform, even ugly ones.

Recruitment agency review website, HireScores.com polled 1,256 people to find out whether a job could have an impact on whether someone is dateable. Those polled  comprised 693 women and 563 men.

Some  67% of women polled said they found doctors attractive saying that the job would immediately make a man more dateable regardless of their looks. Men also – predictably – stuck to the caring profession by choosing nurses as the sexiest job-holders, with 1 in 3 admitting it was because they liked to be looked after.

Incredibly the poll found that more than one third of women asked found politicians sexy, with 36% of them saying that they thought the job was sexy. Some 81% of women polled  said that positions of power and authority were sexier.

The poll lists the top five jobs that carried the most sex appeal for the genders:

Top five sexiest jobs for women

Doctor – 67%

Pilot – 58%

Fireman – 53%

Politician – 47%

Lawyer – 41%

Top five sexiest jobs for men:

Nurses: 68%

Dancer/Dance Instructor – 63%

Air Hostess – 52%

Secretary – 39%

According to 79% of men polled, they said that they would never date someone who worked as a glamour model for a living. Clearly most of them are liars.

The women polled considered bin men to have the most unattractive job with 71% saying that they would find it a turn off if they found out a potential date did that for a living.

Lawyers appeal to women rather more than men who considered practising law a less than sexy job for a woman to have. But women consider this a sexy job for men.

Then least dateable professions, by the percentage of men who said they wouldn’t like to date a female who worked in that job:

Glamour Model – 79%

Pole Dancer – 76%

Police Officer – 69%

Promo Girl – 42%

Lawyer – 39%

Least dateable professions, by the percentage of women who said they wouldn’t like to date a man who worked in that job:

Bin Man – 71%

Tech Assistant – 62%

Fisherman – 59%

Farmer – 42%

Butcher – 39%

The message is clear: womanisers should steer clear of work that involves getting dirty and possibly killing animals.

Commenting, HireScores managing director Lisette Howlett, said:”With Valentine’s Day coming up, we thought we’d have a bit of fun to see which professions members of the public were most attracted to.

“It may surprise some to see stereotypically attractive professionals such as glamour models and pole dancers topping the list of the least dateable female workers – but I doubt we could find one person surprised by the fact that bin men, fishermen and butchers are included in the list of the least dateable male workers!”

About Ralph Savage (138 Articles)
Insurance and legal journalist Ralph Savage has written extensively for the financial and professional services sectors, most notably as News Editor of Post Magazine. He ghost writes regularly on behalf of FTSE 250 CEOs, leading counsel and senior professionals including solicitors, insurers, accountants and brokers.

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