Doctors raise temperatures, but firemen have lost their spark
match.com data reveals the most attractive professions in the UK • Medics are the most attractive profession in the UK among females • However, firemen no longer get ladies hot under the collar: just 0.2 percent of women are looking for a partner in this line of work • Men are most likely to be looking for a teacher as their next date • Top 10 professions among single males and females revealed by match.com data New data released today by match.com has revealed the most attractive professions among singles in the UK. Doctors and dentists top the pile for females, whereas men are most likely to be on the lookout for a teacher. The findings also show that women have a soft spot for a geeky guy, with those working as technicians or engineers ranking in the top five most wanted professions. By contrast, firemen appear to have lost their spark, with just 0.2% of females listing this as a profession they’d like to date. For men, the appeal of secretaries is still strong, as they make number three on the list. Over 90 professions are listed for match members to choose from when completing their profiles. As well as the more conventional choices, match’s analysis showed that British women have a soft spot for floppy haired rocker, as 3% of female members would like a male partner in the music industry. However, they are least likely to be attracted to a male florist (0.02%). Four percent of males said they were interested in dating someone who works in financial services, but surprisingly, men are almost as interested in dating a model (1.95%) as they are with a woman who works in construction (1.91%). However, the research showed it’s not looking so good for beauticians, with just 0.1 % of men looking for a partner in this line of work. The top 10 professions that women look for in a man: 1. Medical/dental/veterinary (6%) 2. Legal (6%) 3. Teacher/professor (5%) 4. Financial services (5%) 5. Technical/computers/engineering (5%) 6. Executive/management (5%) 7. Self-employed (4%) 8. Sales/marketing (4%) 9. Political/government/civil service/military (4%) 10. Advertising/media (4%) The top 10 professions that men look for in a woman: 1. Teacher/Professor (5%) 2. Administrative/Secretarial (5%) 3. Medical/Dental/Veterinary (5%) 4. Sales/Marketing (4%) 5. Financial Services (4%) 6. Legal (4%) 7. Travel/Hospitality/Transportation (4%) 8. Technical/Computers/Engineering (4%) 9. Advertising/Media (3%) 10. Political/Government/Civil service/Military (3%) The most popular professions for British singles overall: 1. Medical/dental/veterinary (4%) 2. Legal (3%) 3. Teacher/professor (3%) 4. Financial services (3%) 5. Technical/engineer/computer (3%) 6. Executive/management (3%) 7. Self-employed (2%) 8. Sales/marketing (2%) 9. Political/government/civil service/military (2%) 10. Administrative/secretarial (2%) Kate Taylor, match.com comments: "It’s always intriguing to see what kinds of professions attract the opposite sex, and how this transforms as societal norms change. Your partner’s job is always going to be of significance; it will dictate what you talk about, how much time you spend together, how much money you have to spend on dates. “It’s great to see some traditional stereotypes being broken down, and some also upheld – we’re always going to be attracted to doctors, there’s something about saving lives that you can’t say no to!” Notes to editors: To conduct the study, match.com analysed data from all of its current UK members.