No disrespect to the zodiac, but we’d argue that your occupation is the single most accurate predictor of marriage. Seeing as you’ve dedicated your life’s work to your profession, it speaks volumes about who you are as a person as well as the personality traits you possess. When you get a bunch of like-minded people in one office, it’s not surprising that many find love over Friday office bagels and conference calls (despite rules against it).
Using 2014 U.S. Census Bureau data on 3.5 million households, Bloomberg did a little matchmaking for couples, based solely on occupation. The resulting interactive chart was recently broken down by Business Insider, who found that successful females tend to marry their economic equal, while women in the middle to lower income bracket marry up (vice versa for men). Here are a few of the most interesting matches based on job:
Female marketing and sales managers: Most likely to marry male managers or female clerks in insurance claims and policy processing.
Male marketing and sales managers: Most likely to marry female elementary and middle school teachers or male business operations specialists.
Female financial analysts: Most likely to marry male financial managers or female retail salespeople.
Male financial analysts: Most likely to marry female elementary and middle school teachers or male operations research analysts.
Female dancers and choreographers: Most likely to marry male welding, soldering, and brazing workers or female lawyers and judges.
Male dancers and choreographers: Most likely to marry female dancers and choreographers or male secretaries and administrative assistants.
Head over the Business Insider for the full list of matches, and share your thoughts on your job match below.