You're More Likely To Marry A Co-Worker If You Have One Of These Professions

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):

  • Scientists
  • Farmers
  • Real estate brokers
  • Accountants
  • Social workers
  • Travel agents
  • Postal service clerks
  • Retail salespeople
  • Athletes (unless you're Usain Bolt)
  • Actors
  • Vets
  • Media professionals
  • Economists
  • Barbers
  • Chefs

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.