CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the best places to meet a mate is the place where you spend most of your waking hours – at work, says a new report on CareerCast.com, the leading job search portal.
"You're usually at your best and ready to make a good impression on the job," says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast.com. "However, some jobs are better than others for those on the lookout for a mate."
To boost your changes of finding love, it helps to have a job where you interact with lots of people. CareerCast.com has identified 7 jobs with good potential to meet your future spouse:
Hotel Guest Service Agent: While working in a hotel, you'll be exposed to many single professionals who may be there for business.
Bartender: Bartending will put your listening skills to the test and surround you with plenty of single people.
Flight Attendant: As a flight attendant, your potential mate could be traveling for a business trip or a quick getaway. You will get the chance to have at least a couple of hours to make an impression as you work the aisles.
Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer: Being sociable in training sessions or group exercise classes is actually a job requirement, and this imperative takes away the need for an icebreaker.
Retail Sales Specialist: You will never be short of opportunities to flash that winning smile as you say, "Can I help you?" Nothing takes the edge off of an introduction than being required to talk to people who walk into the store.
Pharmaceutical Representative: You will have the opportunity to meet lots of medical professionals. Many reps bring lunch to doctors' offices and talk to the staff over tacos.
Dance Instructor: Teaching dance classes is a great place to check out your partner's moves and innocently gaze into each other's eyes. You can expect to see the same people week after week too, giving romance a chance to bloom.
If love does strike at work, make sure you act professionally if your feelings are not reciprocated (i.e., don't stalk the person, which can lead to your dismissal). And if love doesn't strike at work, you can still find a job you love. To read CareerCast.com's full report on meeting a mate a work, visit http://www.careercast.com/career-news/7-jobs-where-you-might-meet-a-mate.