As the old saying goes, "Don't fuck the payroll."
OK, maybe that's just a British phrase. It basically means, "Don't date the people you work with."
But it looks like a lot of us do just that.
According to the US Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey, a good majority of us marry within our own professions.
The survey, which covered 3.5 million US households, revealed that the most common marriage is between grade-school teachers.
This makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Am I the only one who remembers those awkward exchanges between the French teacher and the substitute?
If you work in any of the below professions, you're more likely to date a co-worker (in no particular order):
- Real estate brokers
- Social workers
- Travel agents
- Postal service clerks
- Retail salespeople
- Athletes (unless you're Usain Bolt)
- Media professionals
The survey also revealed that high-earning women, like doctors or lawyers, couple up with men who earn around the same, and are their economic equals.
However, high-earning men tend to marry partners who don't earn as much.