Tinder users swipe right for pharmacists


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Pharmacists are one of the most right-swiped groups on Tinder, the app has announced

But it seems not all pharmacists are equal: female pharmacists only made the top 10 lists in the US and Brazil, while male pharmacists only made the top 10 – just – in France.

The dating app released lists of the professions most likely to be swiped right – indicating interest from another user – in countries including Australia, the US, UK, France, Germany, India and Brazil.

The most right-swiped occupations for women in the US were registered nurse; dentist; photographer; college/graduate student; and pharmacist in at number five.

Female pharmacists in the US are more popular than they were last time Tinder announced similar results: in 2016, they made it to number eight in the US.

In Brazil, women pharmacists were in sixth place, behind dental surgeons, nutritionists, lawyers, makeup artists and stylists.

Male pharmacists only made it to the top 10 in France, where they scored tenth place, behind art directors, journalists, photographers, sports coaches, teachers, interior designers, lawyers, business engineers and personal trainers.

Tinder doesn’t explain the reasons behind the popularity of some professions, but in the US at least perhaps it has something to do with the median base salary of US$127,120 (AU$173,995) across the profession.

In her recent book The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, writer Hanna Rosin suggested that “Wage rates for female pharmacists have grown to a point where it is more beneficial, from a financial standpoint, for a family to have the female work full-time and the male work part-time. Gender role reversal may be more common in families where one spouse is a pharmacist.”

Meanwhile in Australia, pharmacists did not make the cut at all – here’s the list of Australia’s most right-swiped occupations for both men and women.

Women

  1. Lifeguard
  2. Cabin Crew
  3. Nurse 
  4. Bartender 
  5. Dance Teacher
  6. Personal Trainer
  7. Marketing Executive
  8. Interior Designer
  9. Radiographer
  10. Nutritionist

Men

  1. Paramedic
  2. Primary Teacher
  3. Firefighter
  4. Carpenter
  5. Physiotherapist
  6. Dive Instructor
  7. Personal Trainer
  8. Lawyer
  9. Lifeguard
  10. Photographer

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