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Best Jobs To Impress Women

Contrary to what the leathery cougars of Wisteria Lane might have you believe, it takes more than attorney, doctor or pool boy credentials to get the girl, even if you do have six-pack abs. So let’s look at some of the best jobs to impress women. Sure, the leaders in these fields usually make decent money and have the kinds of personalities women dig, but these guys tend to back it up with genuine character and style.

Of course, it’s understood that this review can function as a road map for poseurs. You know, the average actor, rock star or -- if you’re George Costanza -- architect wannabe next door. If you can’t cut it as the real deal, we've provided tips to help you fake it; just hope she doesn’t do a little research and bust you for embellishing your resume for hormonal gain.


Let’s be honest: There are easier ways to get laid than by becoming a chef. You’re working when everyone else is out having a good time. For that matter, you’re working because everyone else is out for a good time. Survive culinary school, then the backstabbing and burnout on the way up, and you might just nudge six-figure territory someday. Clearly, you’re not doing it for the dough -- it’s about the passion you have for creatively and uniquely interpreting your dishes, and of course having a job to impress women.

Fake it: Adopt a charismatic, screw-you attitude like that of Anthony Bourdain, watch the Food Network for a week straight and don’t eat at chain restaurants -- ever.


So, you’ve just barely made it through another day of hell in a cubicle without strangling anyone. You’re in your boring car, crawling along in six lanes full of corporate drones just like you, with nothing to anticipate over the horizon other than a dull evening. This is about the time most people feel the urge to break out on their own as entrepreneurs. Most control these desires and fall back into their rut, only to repeat the same mundane process the next day. However, a few run with the urge for change and become entrepreneurs. These guys can come from different walks of life and have vastly different training and capital. Most, however, are willing to take risks and refuse to settle for less without giving it their all. Working nights and weekends, especially early on, is a given. If the early years don’t bury you or your venture, you’ll be in the minority. As an entrepreneur, you’re well aware of all this, but you have the vision to persevere. It may not be easy, but it is one of the best jobs to impress women -- they will admire your courage, independence and perseverance.

Fake it: Refer to your day job as a consulting gig.

Military man (i.e., soldier)

You didn’t sign your life over to Uncle Sam in exchange for a life of luxury. You could advance to officer ranks and still not make as much as a kid in a call center. But that’s beside the point. To you, it’s far more important to protect that kid and defend your country. You’re compelled to do this by a fundamental sense of duty and honor. Fame and fortune may not smile upon you as a result, but you’ll still feel rich. And even if you won’t admit it aloud, you’re especially grateful for one of the few fringe benefits that come your way: Women really do love a man in uniform.

Fake it: If better judgment fails to stop you from doing this in the first place, you’d better be in great shape. Not only will it help you impress women, but it might also save your life if a real enlisted man discovers you’re a fraud.


The bond between people and their pets that can be stronger than a parent/child relationship. Often, pets aren’t just part of the family; they are the family (which can make dating a lot less complicated). Veterinarians understand this bond and take pride in their work, whether it’s a simple checkup or treating the ill and injured. Like human doctors, vets must spend a number years in training before they can become licensed. Unlike people docs, vets earn less (about $80,000, on average), but they still put in long hours. On the plus side, vets get to play multiple medical roles within their practices and get a great deal of satisfaction from their work.

Fake it: Go the New Age route and claim to be able to communicate on a conversational level with pets. You may just land a series on Animal Planet.


Bravery, danger, a sense of protection, physical conditioning: These are just a few of the many elements that make up a firefighter who, incidentally, responds to a lot more than just fires. These are often the guys assisting when there’s a car wreck or a medical emergency. When we were kids, we just thought it was all about sliding down poles and hanging off the backs of trucks. The grown-up understanding of the intense training and dedication required, combined with a modest salary (about $42,000 on average) causes many of us to respectfully take a step back. However, especially since this is one of the best jobs to impress women, a few do have the courage to take a step forward and accept the challenge.

Fake it: Lose the beer gut, consider growing a mustache, study and memorize every episode of Rescue Me.


Being a pilot was cool long before Tom Cruise hopped in an F-14. Even if you only command a commercial puddle jumper between small cities, you’re still cooler than the traveling salesman sitting in the cabin behind you. Make it to the big leagues flying the bigger birds, and you could make $150,000 while seeing the world. Plus, as passengers file toward the Jetway on your last flight of the day, you can make mental notes of the faces you hope to see in the hotel bar later.

Fake it: Get a flattop haircut, a pair of aviators and chew gum vigorously.


Your camera is a window to the soul -- be it yours, your subject’s or both. A lot of women like that connection and appreciate a man with an artistic eye who can capture a moment in time and say it all with a single image. Others just lose their inhibitions for the lens. Of course, that’s once you’re established and making about $46,000 yearly or better. That only comes after a lot of formal and informal training, not to mention gigs you reluctantly accept to build experience: weddings, screaming inbred babies in discount stores, proms, you get the idea. But if talent and perseverance one day propel you to a photo shoot of swimsuit models on a Caribbean Island, it will all have been well worth it.

Fake it: Randomly halt conversation, frame her or other things with your thumbs and index fingers and complain about the lighting, wherever you happen to be.


Like Ted Knight remarked in Caddyshack, the world needs ditch diggers too. The problem is that the ladies don’t dig diggers. Not the kind that should be dug, anyway. Jumping to the polar opposite career, like attorney or doctor, isn’t the answer, either. Aim for a job that makes a living, but that also offers elements of bravery, creativity and/or skill, and you will impress women every time.

By Thomas Bey


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