How Your Job Could Influence Your Matches On Dating Apps


December 17, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Dating


How Your Job Could Influence Your Matches On Dating Apps

When it comes to online dating, what makes a person swipe right remains a bit of a mystery. Profile pictures have been singled out as important factors (because duh), but do people ever take a less shallow, more holistic look at prospective dates? Thankfully, new data from dating app Happn suggests that hotness isn’t the only thing that matters; your profession might just play a major role in your online search for love.

If you’re not familiar with Happn, it’s the location-based dating app that helps users connect with people they cross paths with on the street. Rather than asking you to swipe left or right, the app shows you a feed of other Happn users who have been in close proximity to you — people you can then “like” (but they won’t find out unless they “like” you too). Think: that barista you haven’t had the guts to hit on, or that person at the gym you keep locking eyes with.

After taking a look at the habits of the app’s nearly nine million global users, the folks at Happn noticed a pattern with American users in particular: Certain professions were more likely to match with each other — and the common matches weren’t always what you’d expect.  […]