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 justin_mtl
Joined: 2/9/2008
Msg: 1
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I'm thinking the medical field since the ratio is pretty much half-half. Or education. But are there some other fields in which there is such a ratio AND which would suit a man? I'm gonna be working in the engineering field very likely and I wish those 'get the girls into engineering programs' would work better! It seems everything I'm interested in is almost male-only. I got the second most 'maly' program in the whole university system. It seems safe to bet the workplace will be similar.

Any idea? I'm asking more about meeting in the workplace. Some jobs are good to make a good impression and get dates but that's not really what I'm interested in.
 wowsad
Joined: 11/28/2005
Msg: 2
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Posted: 3/16/2008 1:41:21 AM
graphic design definitely gets you the artsy pseudo-intellectual type chicks lol
 njqt466
Joined: 3/8/2007
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Posted: 3/16/2008 3:09:41 AM
Sorry dude, you are not going to meet women in an engineering program or job. Try teaching K-8 or working in a medium to large size museum.
 Nordic33708
Joined: 11/11/2006
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Posted: 3/16/2008 5:52:26 AM
Not sure what you're asking here...how to meet women in a man dominated workplace or what job would be good for meeting women?

I hope you are not considering aiming for a career based on the possibility to meet women? If so I suggest nursing.
 Mickeala
Joined: 3/13/2008
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Posted: 3/16/2008 6:53:32 AM
Medical it is half and half. But word of warning, most nurses/docs or nurse/nurse or doc/doc relationships fail. (think the ratio is about 75%) for several reasons:
1. Physically and emotionally demanding jobs, often you work opposite shifts and don't see too much of each other, or you work together and want to bash each other heads in.
2. Hospitals = sex between employees. Hate to say it but some places are like "melrose place" complete with back stabbing drama
3. Emotionally it's nice to come home talk about your day with out the other person saying "yah I was there" or "I actually did the code" etc.

Meeting women in the workplace is risky in any profession especially if you break up, but medicine, whole different ball game.
Sorry
 pazoozoo
Joined: 8/28/2006
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Posted: 3/16/2008 7:16:12 AM
Mortician. Good grief! The number of women of all ages they meet is astounding.
 ~Kyn~
Joined: 2/15/2008
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Posted: 3/16/2008 7:32:21 AM

Mortician. Good grief! The number of women of all ages they meet is astounding.

Reach for the stars pazoozoo!

My profession is male dominated which is why its great being the boss.
I like my men subservient

Anywho...to meet women eh OP? live ones atleast...Definately Gynaecologist.
Id take out some serious insurance though and retain a lawyer at hand.
 evnstevn
Joined: 1/11/2008
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Posted: 3/16/2008 7:34:30 AM
If your motivation for choosing a career is to meet women, you'll probably wind up so unhappy you'll change careers again in no time flat. I would do the kind of work you enjoy and everything else will take care of itself.

 forums1
Joined: 5/14/2007
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Posted: 3/16/2008 7:38:17 AM

I'm gonna be working in the engineering field very likely and I wish those 'get the girls into engineering programs' would work better!


Hah, tell me about it! Of course, I went to college back in the 80's that was strictly engineering type majors, and out of a freshman class of 400... there was *6* women. I'm guessing maybe those numbers are better in this day & age, but I'm sure the ratio is still "skewed" towards males.

That being said, the first 3 women I dated I met through work. Face reality, at any job your going to have HR, accounting... many other fields that *do* generally have more women in them, so your options aren't quite as limited as it might seem at school - its not a "safe bet" you won't meet women at work, by any means.
 pinkdanielle
Joined: 8/19/2007
Msg: 10
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Posted: 3/16/2008 7:43:29 AM
Women definitely dominate the pharmacy industry right now.
 rdcnorm
Joined: 3/7/2007
Msg: 11
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Posted: 3/16/2008 7:49:34 AM
Become a male stripper,,
It's like working in a candy store,, everyone is delicious, so many choices
 Nicky2Tone
Joined: 11/17/2006
Msg: 12
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Posted: 3/16/2008 7:53:44 AM

Any idea? I'm asking more about meeting in the workplace.


Just my opinion, but dating people you work with is a horrible idea at least 99.9% of the time.

Don't dip your pen in the company inkwell.
 BDRT
Joined: 7/29/2007
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Posted: 3/16/2008 7:55:16 AM
Just be careful about meeting someone at work. A lot of companies have policies in place that make it difficult to pursue a relationship with a coworker. One of you may end up having to quit! But I find that meeting someone in the workplace is no different than anywhere else. The ones I find attractive are not interested in me. No different than in the bars or online.
 David Lewis
Joined: 11/18/2007
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Posted: 3/16/2008 8:09:43 AM

rdcnorm wrote: Become a male stripper,, It's like working
in a candy store,, everyone is delicious, so many choices.

Most of your clients, I think you'll find, are not the type of ladies
you'd want to have meaningful relationships with.
Even if you're looking for short term flings, you often find better partners
through normal socializing than you do on the job because you choose
them instead of they choose you.
 rdcnorm
Joined: 3/7/2007
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Posted: 3/16/2008 8:24:23 AM
David Lewis

It was a joke,,, Just like I would think choosing a job to meet woman is a joke,,
 Karrpilot
Joined: 1/26/2007
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Posted: 3/16/2008 8:33:29 AM
And you can forget about meeting women if you become a mechanic. Except for the crazy angry ones with attitude problems. And that is even before i touched their cars. How about a job at a woman's prison? I am sure THAT would be a place to meet alot of women.
 rdcnorm
Joined: 3/7/2007
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Posted: 3/16/2008 8:38:28 AM

How about a job at a woman's prison?


That is a good one,, Plus your always in control,, if that's your thing
 MajorThomas
Joined: 2/10/2008
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Posted: 3/16/2008 8:59:59 AM
Just get a part time job working as a bartender.

If thats not your bag work part time at some retail or clothing store. Working retail gives you a huge amount of traffic "a lot of women coming through" to work with, and you always have a canned opener "may I help you", plus at least half of your coworkers will be women.

Some of my coworkers work at bestbuy on the weekends just to hang out and meet people.
 David Lewis
Joined: 11/18/2007
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Posted: 3/16/2008 9:30:22 AM
If you prefer ladies who are talented, emotive, artistic,
creative, confident and outgoing then acting is a good
profession. Most of the day is spent out on auditions,
in training workshops, classrooms and casting lobbies
that are filled with young, model-gorgeous women.
 phonometry
Joined: 2/29/2008
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Posted: 3/16/2008 9:45:42 AM
I really hope you are not seriously considering picking your career based on a dating issue.

You need to pick your career based on your talents, your skills, and ambition, and not worry about what careers women are choosing.
 Doxiegirl
Joined: 12/3/2006
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Posted: 3/16/2008 10:12:32 AM
I am speaking as female teacher who spent the majority of my 20's teachjing in a female dominated elementary school....yuck! Very unstimulating and stagnating when all you do in the staffroom is discuss students and their kids. I needed to detach from that environment and switched to high school where the male/female ratio was more equal. Professionally I needed to make the switch as well but by the time I got there most of the men were married or involved....'boo hoo'.

I seemed to click with a very fine teacher my age who had many of the qualities I liked....kind, handsome, funny, good values, from a smaller town like myself but unfortunately he relocated back to his hometown (NB Ontario) so I'll never know if he liked me or if he knew I was interested in him.

So I understand this engineer's concern. Love is hard enough to find and I believe if you find it at work it shouldn't be discouraged. If he is a trained engineer and that is his talent and heart's desire, I wouldn't consider changing professions due to the male/female ratio at least yet, but the part time bartender job, if he has the energy is not a bad idea.

DG
 David Lewis
Joined: 11/18/2007
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Posted: 3/16/2008 10:48:08 AM

phonometry wrote: I really hope you are not seriously
considering picking your career based on a dating issue.
You need to pick your career based on your talents, your
skills, and ambition, and not worry about what careers
women are choosing.

I realized (decades after the fact) that I chose whatever
career path I subconsciously believed would give me the
most and highest quality mating opportunities.
 HDynasty81
Joined: 3/10/2008
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Posted: 3/16/2008 10:52:48 AM
From viewing experiences, relationships at work don't go too well most of the time. If things go sour, then you still have to face that person and there could be uncomfortable moments of awkwardness which both of you would not enjoy.

Ultimately, it's up to you, but I wouldn't suggest it.
 Aurora772
Joined: 12/1/2007
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Posted: 3/16/2008 1:45:30 PM
If you have morals, try technical writing. The male to female ratio in every job I've had in the field is 1:5 or more. If you have no morals, try pornography.
 Kelley-88
Joined: 2/7/2008
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Posted: 3/16/2008 1:49:39 PM
I don't think it matters. By the time they are employed women have a good idea of their league and, if they can't find a guy in their league at the workplace, they will seek other places to meet him.
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