Hot or Not - how sexy is your profession?

Doctors give us dating fever whilst politicians just leave us cold. A study conducted by 'Fast Impressions' on eligible professions revealed that doctors are the most dateable profession for both men and women, whilst politicians were ranked amongst the least desirable.

The survey of 400 male and female Fast Impressions members compared the "sexiness" and "dateability" of twenty different professions and found that men and women were rarely in agreement about what constituted sexy or dateable.

The traditional ideals of "male" and "female" professions seem to hold up as far as dateability. 88% of men would date a nurse, compared to only 69% of women. Similarly, airhostesses were considered twice as dateable as female pilots. Women consider doctors (92%), lawyers, architects and property agents (all 89%) the most dateable professions, interesting that they're also the highest paid professions included in the survey.

"The survey shows that for women there is a clear discrepancy between professions that are sexy and those that are dateable... Whilst male lawyers are considered highly dateable, law is not considered a sexy profession. Conversely, whilst the majority of women considered male models sexy, they wouldn't date one", says Anna Saunders, Fast Impressions General Manager. "The men's results showed a much closer relationship between 'sexy' and 'dateable', with models, nurses, air hostesses and dancers all featuring highly on both scales".

A recent poll conducted by international online dating giant Lavalife found that on the sexiness scale, men rated doctors and nurses (50%) over athletes (21%), bartenders (17%) and firefighters (12%). Women clearly preferred firefighters, with an overwhelming 70% of women indicating firemen as their top pick. Women voted bartenders the least sexy (7%), followed closely by athletes (11%) and doctors/nurses (12%).

"We're not surprised by this result. There's something irresistible about a man in uniform with a big hose", says Lori Miller, Lavalife Marketing Manager. The poll of 18,852 singles asked respondents to vote for which profession screams sexy, out of firefighters, doctor/nurse, bartenders and athletes.

What WomenThing?

1. 92% of women would date a doctor, followed by lawyers, architects and property consultants (all 89%).
2. Athletes were considered the sexiest male profession (78%), followed by firemen (75%) and doctors (69%).
3. Whiles 67% of women consider male models sexy, only 56% would be willing to date one.
4. Male politicians were the lowest scorers on both dimensions. Only 31% of women would date a politician whilst a mere 14% found them sexy.
5. It seems women like a man in uniform with doctors, firefighters and pilots all scoring highly on both sex appeal and dateability. Architects also did well on both counts.
6. Although 78% of women would date an accountant, only 28% considered them sexy.
7. Nice guys finished last with social workers (28%) and male nurses (33%) close to the bottom of the sexiness ladder, although they fared significantly better on the dateability with 61% and 69% respectively.

What Men Think?

1. Men consider doctors and models the most dateable profession (92%), followed closely by nurses, airhostesses, dancers and musicians (all 88%).
2. 100% of men agreed that models were sexy, followed by dancers (96%), stewardesses (92%) and athletes (88%).
3. Few men would date builders (16%), politicians (20%) and firewomen (28%).
4. Female builders (15%), plumbers (19%) and politicians (23%) were the least sexy female professions, perhaps explaining why there has never been a builder or plumber Barbie.

About Fast Impressions:
Fast Impressions is the world's most stylish speed dating and singles lifestyle service. Constantly innovating, Fast Impressions hosts unique invitation only events that bring together busy, successful single professionals. Founded in 2002, FastLife hosts events in 43 cities in 5 countries (Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom). Fast Impressions tailored events command a premium price, appealing to discerning singles that are looking for the finest experience available. For more information on Fast Impressions, visit

About Lavalife:
Lavalife is ranked the #1 dating site in Canada* and is ranked among the top 10 worldwide dating sites.** Lavalife Corp. connects, engages and entertains singles through a number of web, voice and mobile products and services and allows its members anytime, anywhere access to like-minded individuals. Founded in 1987, Lavalife markets its products and services across the United States, Canada and Australia. Lavalife's open-minded approach to dating allows members to choose how they want to "click" with other singles by offering three unique communities: dating, relationships and intimate encounters. Lavalife has attracted millions of unique members who exchange 1.3 million messages every day. For more information on Lavalife, visit

* Source: Combination of comScore Media Metrix and Lavalife. Lavalife estimates that it ranks #1 in Canada when publicly quoted statistics are adjusted to reflect traffic assigned to other web sites. ** Source: Combination of comScore Media Metrix and Lavalife. Lavalife estimates that it ranks in the top 10 worldwide when publicly quoted statistics are adjusted to reflect traffic assigned to other web sites.


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