Do you only date people of a certain profession?

United States
January 22, 2007 11:39am CST
I heard this topic on the Mikey show today. A chick called in whose friend only dates X-Games pro skaters/surfers/etc, and one called in who only dates construction workers (I'm going into construction so better for me :P), and a third lady called in whose friend only dates Marine officers. Some people thought it was shallow, others thought it was relatively normal. I've never experienced that sort of person, but it can happen. The host's brother only dates Hooter girls (haha) Do you only date people of a certain profession? If so, why? Do you know anyone who does?
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@patootie (3593)
22 Jan 07
I don't think I have ever thought about someones profession when I first date them .. I mean how would you know .. would you have to go round asking all the likely men .. 'excuse me, do you work in construction' .. flippin' norah i can think of a few of the answers you might get .. I suppose you could hang around outside the kind of business you want to date a person from .. but that could be misconstrued .. I think there are laws about hanging around on street corners waiting for men heheh!!! Whatever happened to dating someone because they had a nice personality .. sigh .. I must be getting old .. it was never like this in 'my day' ...
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@uath13 (8206)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Insightful as always patootie.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
22 Jan 07
A certain profession.... hmmm, you mean like a hooker? ;-) No, I couldn't imagine only dating people of a certain profession. There are some professions I wouldn't date, maybe hookers, possibly exotic dancers. I've met women who prefer to date certain types--firemen, cops, executives, etc.--but don't know if any of these women would *only* date those types.
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• Italy
23 Jan 07
mmh policeman!
• India
22 Jan 07
uhm, i think knowing someones profession could be a good thing. it may give you an outlook as to what the person maybe like. like if you dated a lawyer, or someone from administrative services, or someone in the field of arts, you'd know what the person might turn out to be like. but this is probably when you know a little more about the person and his worklife, rather then when you first date them. but knwing someone's profession may give you an idea as to what the person might be like. but it could also help stereotype. unless they have some funky look that does not belong to that field. probably not though, unless you have your own opinion on what kind of people ought to be in what kind of job. like people feel some jobs are for women, and some for men. that sort of thing.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I can admit that I have always been attracted to a man in a uniform. Any uniform that comes with authority...not the janitor or fast food uniforms. More along the lines of military, police officers and such. I just find it very sexy! But, I have to admit I have dated other people besides those in a uniform. So, maybe it is the clean cut that I like. I don't think it is bad for a person to know what they like. But at some point, it can seem rather shallow...like the person that only dates Hooter girls. But I think profession kinda falls into the line of if one likes a blonde more than a brunette. With cetain professions, comes a certain mentality. And I guess for some, money too...but those people are called Gold Diggers. LOL I am not a Gold Digger. I just love men with confidence, clean cut, and not afraid to take charge when needed. :) So, I can kinda see how a person would date people of a cetain profession...but one has to stop and consider if others of different professions might fit their bill also.
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@hcromer (2712)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Nope, I don't base who I date on their profession, however I do like for guys to have jobs before I date them. I don't know anybody who dates within a certain profession.
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• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I dont date anyone just because of the profession they have. I only date the person i love. People must not choose the profession,if they would choose then its the profession they love and not YOU yourself.
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I only date people I like not people with certain professions...Why? Because it is much better for me to go out with someone who I would want to be with and be proud to be with...someone I think is special in his own certain way not because of his profession..Nope,I don't know anybody who does that in our country...
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• Canada
23 Jan 07
I guess that some folks have that perception that all fireman are hunks or all lifeguards are hotties. But I've seen some accountants who could rival any lifeguard and the guy who delivered my daughter's mattress looked EXACTLY like Dean Cain LOL I really think a person would be doing themselves a disservice to limit their scope so much. It sounds like a lot of what was on the Mikey show was simply based on outward appearance and initial attraction. I mean, when you say "Hooter girls" to any guy are they thinking, "Gee I wonder what her GPA is?" Not likely lol
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I would date someone of any profession. A person's profession has nothing to do with me like or not liking them. In my opinion the profession should not matter in a relationship. The most important thing is that the two people like each other and want to go out with each other. I do not know anyone who dates a person based on their profession.
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@magikrose (5423)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I have heard that myself. Personally I dont care what the profession is all that matters to me is what is in his heart. By chance most of the men I dated were factory workers. I have been lucky enough to find a wonderfull man and I even married him.
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• Netherlands
23 Jan 07
I don't only date people from a specific profession, however I do only date men who have a profession. Meaning I don't date gas station attendants, restaurant workers or anything. It isn't shallow to me because I make money and I want the man to do the same that way it seems the playing field is at least more even. In my experience, it helps to cut down on issues regarding dates. If one does't make a lot of money then you will always be paying or not going out as much what not.
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@remaster74 (4065)
• Greece
22 Jan 07
Personally I don't date people due to their job. Maybe this is wrong because I tend to date only bad men for me. I think I don't know people like that, although I had once an aunt that had the reputation that she dated when she was young only marines highly ranked. She was never married.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
22 Jan 07
we have been married for 16 years and i dont think dating would be tollerated lol but when i did, someones job profession or income would never have come into it, but what she had to say for herself certainly would
• India
22 Jan 07
i don't date anyone.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
22 Jan 07
No I do not only dte people of a certain profession and I do not know anybody that does I think that this is quite ridiculous if people dated only people of certain professions I have heard of this before but it does not apply to me or any of my friends.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Are you serious!? omg thats funny yet really sad all at once! I dont know of anyone who only dates a specific profession but i do know a couple of ppl who will only date wealthy men....thats not my thing..I think one could and would be missing out on some great ppl in their lives (intimately or otherwise) by havign that attitude...makes no sense to me at all...
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• Japan
23 Jan 07
i only go out on date to a person that i like it doesnt matter what profession he have in life. its the feelings that i have to him and his to mine. if he has good profession it doesnt mean that i went out to date with him for that reason its because for what i feel for him. i know somebody who went out to date only by their profession but they go because its their work here in japan. somewhat like hostess but it doesnt mean they are hooters they just go out only to have dinner or shopping LOL.
• United States
23 Jan 07
Well, some girls are attracted to men in uniform. I used to be but I'm not sure anymore. Right now, I like guys who are professors or engineers... professors because they are good communicators and engineers because alot of them are really smart and hard-working.
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@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Jan 07
nope i dont date people with just a certain professions..when i date someone it means i like him no matter what professions he may engaged in...its the personality im after off not the tag..
@emquinsat (1059)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I know someone who dates only lawyers. She herself is a law student. She said it would give her a n edge since she would get a lot of help and connection. I myself don't prefer any profession. As long as a guy is really nice and interesting i'd date him.