Elite Dating App ‘The Inner Circle’ Reveals The Most Popular Professions On Its Platform

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The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker - who would fare best on a dating app? A recent study conducted by The Inner Circle analyzed the occupations of 5,000 popular users based in Los Angeles, New York, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Sydney, and Toronto to discover which jobs are most likely to attract potential mates. The findings suggest men and women don’t always seek the same qualities in a match, and that including certain job titles in your profile could significantly boost your desirability.

Women in finance and medicine scored major points across continents. In London, New York and Toronto, female members working in the financial sector received the most right swipes. Women in the medical profession came out on top in Amsterdam in Los Angeles. Ladies in Paris and Sydney proved to be outliers. France’s notoriously stylish capital preferred women working in the fashion industry, while Sydney singles favored women in marketing roles. Other popular industries for women included entertainment, travel, hospitality, law and consulting.

As for the gents, The Inner Circle found that men who work in finance also received the most right swipes. Men who work in tech or computing came in second, followed by men who work in medicine or health. The fourth and fifth spots went to guys working in consulting and real estate.

There is much to be said about the ethics of swiping based on someone’s profession. One could argue that occupation is a detail as superficial as height or hair color, and that choosing a partner based on their job is shallow. Yet we still begin countless social interactions with “So, what do you do for a living?” and it’s naive to deny that the surface level details don’t matter.

According to CEO and founder of The Inner Circle David Vermeulen, “knowing what a potential date does for a living helps to build a picture of who they are and what they do.” While so much more goes into compatibility than profession, a match's job could potentially offer early insight into their lifestyle, values or personality.

But your search for the perfect partner cannot end there. “Singles should spend time making sure their dating profile shows their personality and passions,” Vermeulen continued. “Whether it’s reading, snowboarding, or going to the theatre, sharing your interests outside of work could bring you together with someone who is truly on the same page in life.”

The Inner Circle is not the first dating service to conduct a similar study. In 2016, Tinder researched the most right-swiped jobs for men and women in the United States and revealed significantly different results.