(Closed) SPINOFF: did you avoid dating people with specific professions?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I feel like I’m right there with you about the public service men. I worry so much. Really…it is awful. My FH has about a 25-30 minute drive back and forth to work and I worry then… So I definitely would have a panic attack if I knew he was taking down drug lords and running into burning buildings… 

Other than that… 

*Truck drivers- gone all the time

*Traveling buisness men- again, gone all the time

Post # 4
6742 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

The only thing was that my sister tried to set me up with these really rich guys who had inherited money from their parents and worked for their parents’ businesses. I refused to date them solely because of that – I just couldn’t respect a guy who didn’t do it on his own. Other than that, I don’t think I’ve ever not dated a guy solely bc of their profession or thought abuot it really, but I did much prefer men who had advanced degrees – not all the guys I dated did though. 

Post # 5
7444 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I married someone who works in public service (EMT), and he is great! I would avoid someone who was a lawyer probably.

Post # 6
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Hmm. I’ve never thought about this, but I think the only job that I would really hate for Darling Husband to have would be one he’s not passionate about. My sister’s long-term boyfriend has a factory job, and he just doesn’t like it at all. He goes to work and loads boxes for 8 hours a day. I know it’s just work, but if Darling Husband went to work every day to do something as soul-crushing as loading boxes, I can’t imagine him being happy at all.

Post # 7
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I would date people in these occupations but it wouldn’t be pumped about it.

  • Truck drivers
  • Military
  • Traveling sales/whatever
  • Cop/Fire fighters/anyone that is in danger on the reg.


I would NOT date:

  • Drug dealers
  • Hookers
  • Strippers
  • Anyone doing anything illegal for money.
  • Anyone whose occupation took all of their time
  • Anyone whose occupation “scammed” people or hurt people.


Post # 8
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i always said i’d never get involved with a cop or anyone in the military, especially marines.

well, not only is my husband in the military, but he’s a marine as well, lol.

Post # 9
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Not specific professions but I never imagined ending up with a blue collar man and… yep, you guessed it, Fiance is and has been a blue collar man his entire life, but he is one of the most humble and hardworking men I have ever met in my life. <3

Post # 10
4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve always been pretty egalitarian when it comes to accepting an offer for a date: tattoo artist, part-time radio DJ, couple of accountants, student, manager, football coach, bartender, jiu jitsu instructor…if you show a consistent pattern of being nice to me, I’d give you the time of day.

Post # 11
2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I could not handle being with :

A cop

Military man

Politician/public figure

Drug dealer

Sex worker

Prison guard



Post # 12
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Cops..um no… all the ones my friends have dared have been jerks. I once dated a drug dealer but I would take that over a cop anyday LOL

Post # 13
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wouldn’t want to date anyone famous – no actors, politicians, musicians, etc. An athlete would be okay as long as he wasn’t in the spotlight all the time. That lifestyle is just not appealing to me in the least.

Otherwise I think that there are professions I would prefer to stay away from, but I wouldn’t necessarily completely avoid them if I really liked the guy. I wouldn’t want to date someone that traveled a lot for work or that had a really high risk job where I had to worry everytime they left the house.

I would be okay with a doctor. A friend of mine is married to an ER surgeon and they make it work with their staggered hours. My Fiance is working 2nd shift right now and doesn’t get home until 1am. Its not as bad as I expected it would be.

Since I have been with my Fiance since we were 15 I didn’t really have the option of avoiding him based on his profession.

Post # 14
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Well before I met Darling Husband I dated a lot of military guys.. and I was in the military… after quite a few bad break-ups, I decided it was probably best for me to NOT date men in the military, shortly after that I met Darling Husband (on a blind date) so I’m guessing my strategy worked lol. 

Post # 15
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I tried dating (and ended up marrying) an artist but it was a disaster (we divorced 4 months after our first anniversary). So anyone in the arts is off-limits for me due to their lack of steady income (I crave stability) and their notoriously quirky habits.

Also, no politicians; I don’t discuss politics and would hate to have the be the main topic of conversation.

Obviously, no one engaging in anything illegal or unethical. 

Otherwise, I didn’t discriminate.

Post # 16
7649 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

There is many that I wouldn’t date, but we have a few common to our area I wouldn’t. We live in oil field country, so I didn’t date anyone in the oil field industry or farming.

Obvious on the list would be druggies, politicians, pimp, etc.

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