Who Is Going to Marry Me?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Bloomberg Businessweek analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey to find out who marries whom when it comes to jobs. They note:

High-earning women (doctors, lawyers) tend to pair up with their economic equals, while middle- and lower-tier women often marry up. In other words, female CEOs tend to marry other CEOs; male CEOs are OK marrying their secretaries.

I put in my job (editor), and the results are, perhaps, unsurprising:

Editors tend to marry writers and authors, which makes sense since they are most often in contact with them. I’m also not surprised at the other pairings; the wedding I attended about a month ago was between two friends: one is an editor at a daily newspaper, his wife an elementary school teacher. Are you a software developer? Maybe you will marry me!

I’m curious about the pairings for your occupation—especially if you are currently married or in a long-term relationship. Do the results make sense to you?

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