Just something I was thinking about, now I’m back Tindering.
<Disclaimer: No offense intended to anyone in this thread. Even getting a job is not easy, and anyone with a job that is trying to do it well has my respect and admiration. Medical workers in particular right now.
I also don’t believe that salaries are necessarily the best measure of “worth”.>
I’m not sure that doctor and lawyer are the go-tos any more. Because everyone knows that these are jobs with long hours, and the latter has started to have something of a reputation of being boring.
Sure, the money and status are a big bonus, so they are still top-10, but I am not sure they are at the top.
Airline pilot has started to have some negative connotations too.
I’d say for both genders maybe Architect. It may well be long hours too, but most people are not aware of that. It’s an interesting-sounding, arty and sciencey, middle-class job.
Also for both genders: school teacher. Hear me out.
Here in the UK the salaries for school teachers pretty much start at the median salary; there is no connotation of them being poorly-paid. It’s a job that everyone is familiar with, and gives the impression of a grown up person. I think the stats say that school teachers do disproportionately badly in dating but I WAG that is more to do with circumstances (how often they get to meet single people of the opposite gender).
For men specifically, of course I’d expect heroic jobs like fireman or fighter pilot to still be very desirable.