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Old 03-19-2013, 10:33 PM
 
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Another thread got me wondering whether most people gravitate toward partners in certain occupations.

So, what have been the occupations of your SOs in your main relationships? Are their careers consistent with what attracts you to the opposite sex?

For me it's the following:

Petroleum engineer - college boyfriend
Artist/videographer - college boyfriend #2
Materials engineer - boyfriend after college
Digital strategist - husband

I've always liked men who are smart, good problem solvers, logical, and quiet, so it makes sense that I would be attracted to engineering, strategical-thinker types. Not sure what attracted me to the artist--although he was quiet.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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Oh, shoot... never even thought about this!

Serious long term BF #1: A/V specialist
#2 / (ex) Husband: A/V specialist & telecomm

Other men of interest: telecomm.



Moving forward, have a new individual that has caught my eye, NOT in telecomm or A/V.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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writer
photographer
editor
editor
teacher
waiter
karate instructor
Spouse = vice president (not the Vice President)

Guess I did end up going for the picket fence ...
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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High school college boyfriend - musical theatre performer
ex-fiance - guitar player
husband - sound engineer


I'm a musical theatre performer, too, so it's not really surprising that most of the guys I dated were in the same industry! I think when you are in show biz - it's just easier to be with someone that is in the same biz. It's a different world and it's easier when they understand it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Boyfriend 1: Lawyer
Boyfriend 2: Software engineer
Boyfriend 3: Software developer / engineer

Myself: freelance artist / decorator designer/ business owner

I am not married, but am busy dating.

I've dated too many artists and I don't count them as serious relationships.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:55 PM
 
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Marketing manager
Graphic artist
Portfolio manager
Self-employed day trader
Physician (current)
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:01 PM
 
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Doctor
Teacher
Not sure now
RN
Accountant
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:07 PM
 
Location: NY metro area
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Long term relationships:
1 Athletic Trainer/sports medicine
2 Air Force/IT/volunteer fireman
3 Army (LT at the time)/Fed Corrections Officer (short stint with the Feds) and eventually became a lawyer. I have no doubts he has political aspirations.
4 Husband: Sales/EVP
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:15 PM
 
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I always seem to attract smart professional ladies.

They are looking for some blue collar guy to give them what the men in their offices dream about having. I don't need to work on "it"...it's already there waiting and ready.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Wmsn4Life View Post
writer
photographer
editor
editor
teacher
waiter
karate instructor
Spouse = vice president (not the Vice President)

Guess I did end up going for the picket fence ...
Yes, I did too. The stability is appealing.
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