What job gets you laid the most?
The Harvard MBA says:
There are a number of careers that seem particularly suited to providing men with ample opportunities for sex. Just off the top of my head, these include professional athlete, rock star, movie star, billionaire, fireman, pimp, and U.S. Senator.
However, these answers aren’t that useful, because most of us lack the talent to pursue any of these careers. In terms of mainstream careers, the equation is probably Money + Glamor + Access. For example, strip club manager gives you great access, but probably doesn’t help you too much with money or glamor.
The best bet is probably to pursue a career in finance. It’s the most reliable way of getting rich, and most of your colleagues will be fat, balding men, which may help you look more attractive simply by way of contrast. It also comes with a much lower chance of being shot than being a pimp. And if you end up in jail, it’s probably a much nicer jail.
A dark horse career to consider comes by way of Mike Rowe, of Discovery’s “Dirty Jobs.” Mike’s first job was as an opera singer in a local opera company. He intended to stay in the job for 6 months, simply as a back door to a Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) card. He ended up staying a number of years, once he discovered the following:
1) Despite the jokes we tell about fat ladies singing, local opera companies are dominated by attractive young women
2) The few men who sing opera locally are usually either married or gay
As the only young, single, heterosexual male around, Mike reports that he did very well. Enough to convince him to stay in the opera company for 6 years.
In other words, keep an open mind. If everyone thinks a job will help them get laid, the employer will be swamped with applicants, and you’ll have a harder time achieving success–both on the job, and in the bedroom. If you can channel your inner Mike Rowe and find a job which is off the beaten path (and off the path to beating off), you may find yourself in a good position–or positions. And if you do find this magical career, be sure to report back, so that you can share the wealth with the Ask The Harvard MBA community.