Who would You Date: Banker, Pilot or Teacher?

Got a call from a journalist a few nights earlier about a story she was writing.

Apparently, there was a poll conducted in US, and the findings were… young women in US nowadays prefer men who are mid-earners rather than high-earners. Hence, some of the most sought after professions for a boyfriend are teachers and travel agents.

So, The New Paper decided to conduct a street survey to find out the trends in Singapore. They got 100 girls between age 18-25 to rank 10 different professions. And the profession that got ranked first the most is pilot, followed by banker. The professions that received the most votes overall are banker, followed by pilot and then teacher.

Read more the article here.

If you ask me, this is what I believe.

I think Singaporean women are a discerning lot. When choosing a husband, they do not only look only at the occupation that the person holds. More importantly, they are looking for a man who is motivated and determined, a man who is confident and carries himself well and a man of good character.

What do you think? Any experiences to share? If you a guy, do you feel that these professions are more sought after? Or if you a gal, do you have a preference for professions?

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8 Comments

  1. While they have every right to choose, perhaps girls should also reflect on themselves if they also have the so-called “qualities” demanded by men, as much as the “qualities” they are demanding from men.

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  2. yes – i’d like to see a study about what professions would a man prefer his date to have? personally i might pick some one who is creative – perhaps someone in public relations or an investigative journalist.

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  3. shaun /

    I think a lot of woman are just settling down for the average Joe because those are the people they meet when they go out. Not every girl gets to meet a guy who has millions everyday. IF you give them a choice of a banker or the owner of a bank who would you choose.. i presume most would agree on the latter. I think $ is neccessity but what would attract woman more? Would it be a man with character ? Or a man with $? That is the difficult questions to answer.

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  4. No preference for profession. Character comes first because if he’s driven and confident he will be a success at whatever he is doing.

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  5. Hi Wenjun, Danny and Shaun,
    Think Corrinne’s comment sort of answered all your questions? 🙂

    Wenjun-
    I think not all women are as demanding as they are made out to be. Of course there are the more demanding women who insist that their beaus must have certain qualities, but most are looking for someone whom they can connect with.

    Danny-
    I will use your idea for my nex poll, and let’s see what the results are. What are the careers that men prefer their girlfriends/wives to be in.

    Shaun-
    Banker or owner of the bank. Hehe! I think as Corrine rightly put it… character comes first. 🙂

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  6. jimmy /

    Ha ha yup that answer the questions 😛 but If to choose banker or bank owner, definitely the bank owner 😀

    Because:
    1. Have time for relationship (except if the owner of the business also work like crazy)
    2. Normally owner of the business is a confident people (except if it is inherited or get it illegally then might not be the case)
    3. Ehem money makes life comfortable and some rich people actually Very Generous to the needy (e.g. Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett)

    So what left is values, personality and looks (yeah i know but i put this as last lol, imagine Sean Connery;)

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  7. Vivia Theresa /

    H there,

    I think I pfer professional mmen to date instead of millionair or billionair. I did date with both millionair and billionair, and both of them are just rich but not havong good attitude!! Do you all wonder what this rich men acted during my dates??

    to be continue….

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  8. Definitely a pilot!! I adore men in uniforms!
    I did a little search and found a great website specifically for dating pilots.
    Try it…it might work 🙂

    http://www.crewdating.com

    Dating for Pilots and Cabin Crew…catchy name I must say…

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