When you spend your time in a city like New York, where corporate America was born and lives, nearly every other person you meet works somewhere in finance.
It is common to encounter two suited-up individuals exchanging business cards while discussing taxes, mergers and stocks, and more often than not, you will hear them talk about how many “tours” of "busy season" they did in public accounting.
More like "get busy" season...
But in all seriousness, while accountants may be perceived by much of our society as boring, math-loving squares, disinterested in anything not involving money, there are a lot of good things that come with dating an accountant.
So listen up ladies, because by the end of this list, counting beans is going to sound like an activity you can really get into.
1. They are employed.
This should go without saying, but in today's job market, it's not always a given. While most other industries have been struggling to offer college graduates jobs, accounting is an industry that is always hiring.
Everybody needs an accountant: businesses, not-for-profit organizations, banks, schools, even your parents. It is one of the only jobs that will guarantee you won't ever have to front him rent money because it's only a matter of time before he catches his “big break.”
2. Money will never be an issue.
Following up on the whole "actually having a job" thing is the whole "having money" thing. Some jobs will pay you just enough to get by, but accountants often find themselves in an above-average salary range for people their age.
This means you will be getting a birthday present you can be proud of, a Valentine's Day dinner that will leave you satisfied and a never-ending supply of free drinks when you go out.
It's good to want, but it's even better to have.
3. You'll be the most fashionable couple.
This one works both for you and for him. Accountants are business professionals and most likely stay up to date on the latest trends.
If they aren't suiting up, they're at least decked out in a fitted button-down shirt, a Euro-fit jacket and a memorable wrist watch. Along with the whole having a job and money thing, this also means you'll get that Gucci top you've been eyeing.
You look good, and so does he? Chalk that one up twice on the IG, cause that's a win-win.
4. You'll always eat well.
If there is one thing accountants love more about their day than putting on their new designer work socks, it is going out to lunch.
In a recent conversation with a CPA about dieting, he said “I tried to cut back on lunch and just have salads I brought from home…then I realized that getting lunch is the highlight of my day.”
With constant client lunches and a seemingly infinite number of places to get food, accountants have grown to have a tongue for deliciousness. Date an accountant, and you'll never have to settle for Pizza Hut as your “Italian food” again.
5. They understand what it's like to be busy.
Accountants know better than anyone what it's like to have no time to even send a text message, literally. For a traditional major accounting firm, busy season means 80-hour weeks. That means 14-hour days during the week and an “easy” 10-hour Saturday.
If you're busy, accountants will understand, because they're just as busy themselves; so don't worry, there's no pressure to respond to a text the minute it comes in.
As an extra perk, you are basically free to do you from January to April because the odds of them having time beyond Sunday is as good as you winning the lottery.
6. Your life will be at an all-time efficiency rate.
When you start working, time becomes so much more valuable. Accountants worship efficiency in both the business setting and in their personal lives.
When you date an accountant, they will assure you get in and out of restaurants in a timely manner, have vacations planned by the hour and that you get every ounce of fun you can squeeze out from each weekend.
Your accountant boyfriend will be a godsend if you and your friends used to sit around for hours asking each other “Well, what do you want to do?” Decisions will be made, and actions will be taken immediately.
Accountants live in a black and white world, so you will go out with or without everyone else, and there will be no self-induced comas from trying to figure out what to do that night.
7. Your parents will love them.
Dealing with clients all day means communication skills need to be at an all-time high. As an accountant, it is your job to keep the client happy. When you date an accountant, you date a people-pleaser.
Accountants are terrific at analyzing situations and finding mutual interests to talk about, and they can literally talk about anything. Accountants have a strange ability to know a little bit about everything, so when they meet your parents, it is almost guaranteed they will sweep them off their feet as much as they swept you off yours.
On top of their adaptability, the accounting title gives parents a sense of security that their daughters are in good hands.
The only thing you'll have to worry about is your parents wanting to see your boyfriend more than you want to see them.
8. You'll get to enjoy his company perks.
Another great thing about the accounting industry is that companies love to focus on client relations. Any major accounting firm has season tickets and box seats at a variety of event venues.
Firms and clients hold galas, concerts, happy hours, seasonal parties and sporting events regularly, and it is common for accountants throughout the firm to each get invited to couple events.
If you're dating the accountant that just got the Justin Bieber concert tickets, you might have become the happiest plus-one in the country.
9. Taxes are now your favorite thing.
It had to be mentioned somewhere, and while not all accountants are tax accountants, they still all know how to do them (or are very good friends with someone who can) and will make sure you are not missing out on a single refund dollar.
Tax season is usually the time of year when you pay some guy your parents have known for years to do your taxes for you; insert accountant boyfriend and not only are your taxes done for free, but they'll take care of everything for you.
Remember that Louis Vuitton bag you wanted? Hello, tax return. Thanks accountant boyfriend!
10. They are trustworthy and supportive.
Finally, if everything thus far has not convinced you, accountants are trustworthy and supportive people by nature. People have often listed their accountant as one of their most trusted advisors.
As an accountant, it is important that the people in your life, including your clients and your friends, trust you to advise them in the best way possible. Accountants are everything you look for in a boyfriend: loyal, trustworthy, confidential, interested and helpful.
Also, not to mention with how much they love Starbucks coffee breaks, they're always going to be supportive of your habits, no matter how #basic they may be.
So next time you're meeting a potential love interest and he mentions he's an accountant, go home with him and let his spreadsheets spread the sheets.