'Plumbers sexier than lawyers'

2007-06-12 12:23
Sydney - Plumbers, carpenters, and painters are more in demand than lawyers, accountants and psychiatrists, an Australian survey of marriage eligibility released Tuesday showed.

"There's an idealised view of trades people," said Campbell Sallabank, chief executive of dating service linkme.com.au. "The life seems sexy - out in the sun all day, physical work, less stress and great pay."

He said the survey of 950 people found trades people were more likely to get a date than professionals.

This was perhaps because Australians are becoming less concerned about titles and status and more concerned with work-life balance issues.

Professionals are well paid but have to put in long hours and endure a lot of stress.

Because unemployment has fallen below 5 per cent, those who have a trade are also well paid but can work regular hours and are in a less stressful occupation.

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