It’s Official: Pilots Have the Hottest Job
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It’s Official: Pilots Have the Hottest Job

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Tinder released a new study revealing men who list pilot as their occupation are the most popular. 

If you’re looking to up your desirability on dating apps like Tinder, you may want to consider a career in the aviation industry. The app recently revealed that men who listed their career as “pilot” got the most amount of right swipes—an indication of romantic interest—on the dating app, beating out entrepreneur, firefighter, and even model.

“It makes sense,” psychotherapist and relationship expert, Dr. Ginnie Love, tells Travel + Leisure. “Women like the idea of a powerful man. Being a pilot says, ‘I'm fearless, daring and intelligent.’ It's the ultimate phallic symbol—a jet liner.”

The pilot uniform may also play a role. “It is less about the man himself and more about what the uniform represents,” Dr. Deanna Brann, psychotherapist and author, tells us. “Although it seems like a cliché that women love men in uniform, the uniform represents power, authority, and strength, which is something women are drawn to. If you think about it for a minute, that same man in different clothing would not likely create the same reaction in a woman; there would have to be something about him specifically that draws her to him.”

For women, it’s a different story. The number one job that got the most right swipes was a physical therapist ahead of an interior designer, publicist, and teacher. But, a travel-related career did make it the top 15; being a flight attendant came in at No. 13. The full list of hottest careers, this way.

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