Revealed: The jobs most likely to score you a date on Tinder

The top 15 jobs when it comes to scoring right-swipes on dating app Tinder.

Sean Rad co-founded Tinder.
Rad Times Tinder co-founder Sean Rad at Tech Crunch. Image Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch

Online dating has long been a virtual meat market in allowing super-fast guilt-free potential-partner browsing.

Swiping equals superficial, and looks like it could stay that way.

However, new research from Tinder has revealed that, when it comes to which way to swipe, looks aren’t the only factor.

Factors like your job, for example.

Ever since adding a feature allowing users to add their job and education background to their profiles, Tinder has been keeping a close eye on the results.

Based on data gleaned from the US version of the app, Tinder has collected a list of the 15 professions for men and women that garner the most number of right swipes.

Covering November 2015 to January 2016, data shows that the most dateable jobs are:

Image: Tinder
Image: Tinder Image Tinder

There’s no huge surprise for the most right-swiped jobs for men, with pilots coming out on top. All those years later, and Top Gun is still a turn-on. Familiar public sector favourites like firefighters, paramedics, doctors, police officers and teachers all feature too.

Entrepreneurs also score well, though models are lower down the rankings than you’d expect.

For women, physical therapists rank highest, with partners evidently preferring someone good with their hands.

Interior designers come with entrepreneurs once again highly ranked.

Dental hygienist also somewhat surprisingly make the cut, while models are again lower down than you’d think: the eighth most popular profession among men and actually two places lower in tenth for women. 

Meanwhile, being a student remains a popular “profession” on the dating scene with academically focused individuals featuring on both lists.

There’s even room for social media manager on the list of popular female jobs, with prospective partners evidently switched on in the digital age. Speech language pathologist also seems a weirdly niche profession to feature so highly among female workers. 

It all begs the question: maybe it’s time for a change of career?

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