Want to marry a doctah or a lawyah? (Or maybe your parents want you to marry a doctah or a lawyah...) Turns out your job might lead you to the MD or Esq. of your dreams.
A new report from Bloomberg analyzed data from the US Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey to find out who marries whom, based on occupation.
Many occupations, like teachers, marry other teachers; though other occupations are likely to marry their total opposites.
One of the most significant findings is the fact that higher-earning women tend to marry their economic equals — possibly because they don't want to feel like they're carrying the entirety of the financial burden in their relationships. Or maybe it's because, in heterosexual relationships, men tend to be intimidated by powerful women.
The study also found that lower-earning women often marry people who earn more than they do.
And men seem to be more comfortable marrying those who make less then they do. Bloomberg specifically cites male CEOs marrying their secretaries as an example; no surprise there.
We here at Revelist found this study frighteningly accurate; at least one of our editors is dating a software engineer, as predicted by the data. Who knew that so much about our love lives could be predicted by our work?