Modern dating is just like the job market: competitive, complicated, and cutthroat. And for both, we set parameters to thin the playing field while searching for the best match.
Where romance is involved, we'll use qualifiers like a person's past relationships, political leanings, or shallower traits like height or body type to weed out the dating duds. But we also totally judge people on their careers. And quite often, the jobs we keep are making -- or breaking -- a person's attraction. Here are careers that will ruin relationships, according to people who lived to tell the tale.
“I’d heard about accountants being cheap, but I never believed it. We’d go out with a group for the evening and the bill was always short and I’d end up putting in more than my share to cover the mysterious missing $20. He lived in a basement apartment with a roommate, despite making good money, and hinted about gas money constantly. He forgot his wallet at least twice, and I paid. It was always time to go home when his round came up at the bar. Instead of shelling out the cash and buying me a card for Valentine’s Day, he cut out letters from magazines (which he found in someone else’s recycling) to create something akin to a ransom note from some sort of serial killer.” -Ana, 25, administrator