This report reveals how misleading generalizations can be. It says, for instance, that nurses are not a good partner choice. But I have always got on well with nurses. I had, for instance, a 7 year mariage to one and a 14 year relationship with another -- not to mention more fleeting liasons.
So how come? What attracts me is their down-to-earth nature but how do I deal with the shift-working issue? I don't. In the two relationships I mentionred, neither lady worked shifts. They had normal daytime jobs. Nursing is a quite varied field and that was no oddity. So the shift issue did not arise.
Mind you, I am friends with a nurse who does work shifts so that could be an issue if we ever took our friendship further.
But the basic point is that the category "nurse" is too broad. A lot depends on the particular nurse. I have some very good memories of nurses
Single men and women have revealed how a date's job can impact their attractiveness - and agree shift workers and those with 'huge responsibilities' are the least desirable.
Dating coach Louanne Ward raised the topic on her She Said, He Said Facebook Page and Aussie men and women explained why some occupations are 'a complete turn-off'.
And while many men and women feared they would be judged for low-paying or unglamorous jobs, it was the opposite.
The singletons admitted to steering clear of people with high-powered jobs, or well-paid industries because it can lead to a 'doomed relationship' and 'narcissism'.
Fifo workers, lawyers, doctors, policemen and sex workers were among the most commonly mentioned.
'I avoid shift worker occupations with irregular shift rostering or long shifts like 12 to 14 hour shifts. So people in nursing, or doctors or truckies,' one man said.
According the the men and women in the Facebook group the following professions are the least likely to 'get a date'.
1 - Nurses and doctors who do long shifts
2 - Fifo workers
3 - People in high-powered roles like doctors and lawyers
4 - Truck drivers
5 - Police officers and military men
'I think jobs where people are too much power, makes them lack empathy,' one woman said.
The conversation comes after a divorce lawyer revealed the jobs she would avoid when looking for Mr Right.
Firemen, police officers, military men, surgeons, and pilots all appeared on the list shared by JettieGirl28 on TikTok.
'When I first started practicing family law 13 years ago, a woman attorney gave me a statistic about the top five professions of men that women should avoid marrying,' she said in the video.
'Over the course of my career, I've watched my most difficult cases and, shockingly, many of them involved men in these five professions.'
The men and women in the dating advice group agreed with the lawyer for many of the fields.
One woman said she avoids men in the military and police force because she believes they can become 'callous'. 'I can't deal with the callous nature they very easily and scarily switch into as that's what they need to do at work to survive,' she said.
The divorce lawyer also did a post detailing the occupations people should avoid when looking for Mrs Right.
Many people assumed the same jobs would be on the list but she said that's not the case in her experience.
And while most of her female clients are teachers and nurses these are not the most difficult or dangerous divorces.
'If you have a problem with this scroll along, because I am about to hurt a lot of people,' she said.
She said the most difficult women in divorces are stay at home mums, explaining they are often terrified of their futures financially.
She also said in relationships where the mum stays at home the father often 'feels like an ATM' and the women feel under valued.