They say opposites attract. People with opposing viewpoints and personalities offset one another and ride off into the sunset together. It’s how love works.
But a study done by Bloomberg begs to differ. After taking a look at 3.5 million households, the study nailed down that people pretty much stay in their lane when it comes to tying the knot. Let’s explore.
Elementary- and middle-school teachers are unsurprisingly marrying one another, so your high school theories of which teachers were hooking up with who are probably not too far off base. But on the flip side, male financial analysts are also trying to dip their pen in the teacher ink, as they’re most likely to marry female elementary- and middle-school teachers as well (I’m assuming they met at a mixer in college and things took off from there).
Meanwhile, the air travel industry is seemingly the same way. Female flight attendants are marrying their managers and other flight attendants, while male flight attendants are also marrying elementary- and middle-school teachers. The same goes for farmers and ranchers (who are marrying each other), but also marrying teachers as well. These teachers sure do get around, don’t they?
Chefs and cooks are clearly hooking up with waiters and waitresses, which should surprise no one because the restaurant industry is notoriously incestuous given the hours they’re working. The retail industry’s cards fall the same way as salespeople are hooking up with salespeople.
Physicians and surgeons? Marrying each other. Secretaries and administrative assistants are marrying managers (we see you, Don Draper). Oh, and actors, lawyers, nurses, truck drivers, police officers, artists, psychologists, and musicians are all marrying each other as well (but you know, with some elementary- and middle-school teachers sprinkled in there).
So yeah, if you haven’t figured it out by now, you’re going to marry someone whose professional interests are probably very similar to yours which isn’t all that surprising considering you’re going to spend more time with your coworkers than your family. Depressing, I know. .
[via Business Insider]
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