While waiting in the nightclub bathroom queue recently, a girl asked what were the top questions that a woman should ask a guy? What was a good job for a guy to have? See, she had met this guy and before it went any further, she wanted to have some questions to ask, just to know whether to stay or move on to the next.
The conversation got plenty of reaction from others in the queue and certainly livened up what otherwise would have been just another unremarkable bathroom trip.
“He needs to be able to buy me things.” “I like surprises, nice surprises.” “A good job. I like going to good Christmas parties.” “A doctor or an engineer would be nice.” “I want thoughtfulness” drew some gasps and laughs. “That’s not a very achievable one,” said a woman putting on lipstick at the mirror. “Guys don’t think for a start.” A bit harsh, I thought. But a good job seemed to rate highly in this toilet queue survey.
A Match.com survey has highlighted the top 10 jobs men and women are attracted to. Medicine is the top profession women are attracted to in men. Next is legal, teaching, financial services and engineering. Teaching is the top profession men are attracted to in women. This is followed by administration, medicine, marketing, financial services and legal. Firefighters didn’t feature at all. And neither did models.
“I run an animal husbandry business” was the strangest answer received by a female friend. In other words, a farmer. I think the guy thought he made it sound more interesting, and it had the word “husband” in it. Somehow that was a sign of his caring, committed side. He’s ready to take the big step with the right person, or something like that.
It begs the question – is the type of job all that important? A slurry tank engineer married a high flying marketeer last year. So, your Dr McDreamy can come in any guise.
As the queue moved along, a woman who was evidently on a hen night (she had a mother-of-the-bride sash on) said, “Wait until you’re 30 years married, then you’ll know what the most important things are.” Before we could ask her (as who wants to wait 30 years to find out, seriously), she was gone into the melee of nightclub dancers. They were words from the mouth of an experienced woman. She had 30 years’ experience under her belt with the same man and here she was in a nightclub rocking it like the rest of us. A 30 year marriage is a colossal achievement nowadays. Somehow, I imagine it takes more than a job to ignite and keep the flame alive.