Which professions and uniforms get us hot under the collar?
Almost 3 in 10 Brits stated that someone’s profession and work uniform or clothing would sway their level of attraction to them - that's a pretty significant number!
With so many of us interested in what our prospective partners do for a living, ThreadSpy has revealed the nation’s most attractive professions.
According to our survey, being a member of a cabin crew is the most attractive profession for women. Almost 1 in 5 people say that being part of a cabin crew is the most attractive profession a woman can have.
Women were more likely to state that cabin crew was the most attractive occupation for women, about a fifth (21.3%) of our female respondents. However, men were more likely to suggest that nursing was the hottest profession for a woman (19.2%), followed by cabin crew (16.3%).
Nanny is the least likely profession to be seen as hot by men and women. Just 0.8% of Brits think being a nanny is the most attractive profession for a woman.
Regarding male professions, firefighters were the hottest, according to both men and women. Women (25.5%) were still more likely than men (20%) to report that being a firefighter was the hottest profession a man could have.
Pilots came in second, with 18.2%. Men were likelier to report being a pilot as the most attractive male profession (19.2%) than women (18.2%).
Male office workers had the lowest appeal for men and women, with just 1.7% of Brits seeing them as the most attractive.
Women voted for cabin crew uniforms as the most attractive uniform for women (25.7%). However, men agreed that a nurse's uniform was the most attractive female uniform (24%). However, Both genders agreed that dentists had the least attractive uniform, with just 0.7% reporting this as their most attractive one for women.
The professions we find most attractive might have something to do with the clothes each job gets to wear.
Brits voted for military uniforms as the most attractive for males (20.1%). However, it was men who primarily thought this. Women slightly preferred men in firefighter uniforms (21.1%). Pilots, the second most attractive profession for men, saw their uniforms rank third for most attractive uniforms.
Security officers appear to have the least attractive uniforms, with just 0.7% of women and 0.8% of men choosing this as their most attractive uniform. Interestingly, Doctors, who ranked as the third most attractive profession for a man, don’t seem to have an attractive uniform, according to Brits.
Brits agreed that confidence played a significant role when asked what made a uniform attractive. Confidence was more important for women (43.5%) than men (36.1%). Men thought a well-put-together appearance made a uniform more attractive (37.4%), and 41% of women agreed. Both genders agreed that a uniform showing authority of the job was the third most significant reason for finding it attractive.
Men were also more likely to report that a uniform’s practically in the bedroom is what made it more attractive. A quarter of men (24.6%) said that use in fantasy scenarios made a uniform attractive, and 15.9% reported that using it in role-play made it more appealing. Women were significantly less interested in this side of things.
Women preferred uniforms that gave an aura of protection (20.6%) or a rugged appearance (17.5%) much more than men. Both genders reported that media or film representation was the least likely to affect how attractive they found a uniform.
The most attractive profession for women varied a lot between cities. Many still think the top two most attractive professions for women are nurses and cabin crew, with Belfast being the only city that thought secretaries were the most attractive. Nottingham and Southampton were the only UK cities that didn’t think firefighters were the most attractive profession for a man.
Not part of cabin crew or a firefighter? Is your partner not a pilot or a nurse? Don’t worry! Despite Brits having heavy opinions on how attractive a profession is, 47.6% said it wouldn't influence their attraction to prospective partners.
A survey was sent out to 2,000 Brits (1,120 women and 879 men) asking the following questions:
Which is the most attractive profession for a woman to have?
Which is the most attractive profession for a man to have?
Which is the most attractive uniform for a woman?
Which is the most attractive uniform on a man?
Would someone's profession or job title influence your attraction to them?
What makes a uniform attractive? Select all that apply.