Contrary to the popular belief, models and personal trainers are not the most desirable candidates in today’s dating world. Not anymore.
Mobile dating app Tinder added profession and education integration to its service in November, and since then, has been tracking the career fields that are getting all the attention. The company recently released the enlightening data about which jobs get the most right swipes — and it’s much more fascinating than what most would have expected.
As it turns out, pilots, entrepreneurs and firefighters make up the top three most right-swiped jobs for men, while doctor, TV personality, engineer and teachers fare a little below. However, professions like personal trainers and military did not make it to the top 10 lists.
The list of female jobs, on the other hand, is even more diverse, and not as shallow as one might assume.
While men will probably always be interested in going out with models and flight attendants, there are few other professions they consider more attractive — including physical therapists, entrepreneurs and interior designers.
Teacher, college student, speech language pathologist and pharmacist also made it to the list, followed by social media manager, model, dental hygienist and nurse.
Now, people mostly swipe left or right based on the profile bio or the picture, but Tinder claims that linking job and education gets more matches on the site — unless a job is not on the list, presumably.
“Job and education integration has been one of the most requested features from Tinder profiles, allowing users to make more informed choices when deciding to swipe left, right, or even up to indicate a Super Like,” the company said in a statement. “Although it is optional to share job and education on a profile, Tinder has found that sharing leads to more matches …adding your job to your profile is a great way to provide additional insight for potential matches.”
The dating app has an estimated 50 million users, with 10 million daily active users and 100 million downloads (as of January 2016). It has also made about 10 billion matches.