As sure as a glimpse of cleavage or a flash of thigh can command a man’s full attention, there are professions that have a certain allure for us ladies. I thought it would be fun to put together a list of the hottest occupations – The Village People for straight women if you like. I’m sure that many a male strip troupe have adopted this theme but I’m not an aficionado of such things.
Here we go.
1) The Pilot
There’s something incredibly priapic* about a man who can get a 408 tonne hunk of metal airborne. They are whippet smart, have razor sharp reflexes and their uniforms adorned with shinny bright buttons are flattering on any figure type. Furthermore aviators are the only folk who can wear Ray-Ban aviators without looking like an 80s porn star or a superannuated rocker.
Such is the appeal of the pilots that the novelty T-shirt folk at Zazzle.com.au* have come out with this chick magnet. Oh – yeh! I’d be all over that in a bar (NOT).
2) The Fireman
This really is the classic sexy stereotype for straight girls and gay men alike. As Samantha Jones from Sex and The City says ” I love a fireman with a big hose. A ring a ding ding”. Not only are they in fine physical shape, there’s something about the adrenaline rush of facing danger for a living that gets our pulses racing. The explosion of Firey Calenders is a case in point. This dude from an Irish Firefighters Charity Calender is going way beyond the call of duty, providing us with eye candy whilst he saves us from a smoke inhalation. I’m so glad he is wearing his Calvins. I’d bet his Mum advised him to wear branded underwear because you never know when you’ll have to burst into a burning building without your shirt.
3) The SAS and Bomb Squad
The relationship between dangerous occupations and sex appeal is directly proportional. One of my Mumrades has a bomb squad member living in her apartment block. Apparently his unit is a revolving door for attractive young ladies. As with their mates the fireys, its the heady combination of physical fitness and the prospect of facing death on the job that leads to a heady hormonal rush in women.
4) The Stockbroker
On the other end of the spectrum some girls like their men urban, slick and cashed up. Having worked in the industry I tended to avoid these types like the plague. Nevertheless power and money are aphrodisiacs and there are many out there who find the whole “masters of the universe” and “big swinging d#@ks” vibe irresistible.
5) The starving artist/writer/musician/independent film maker/unemployed actor
Mumabulous loves to go from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again. Unlike their mates in high finance, these guys don’t get paid but they do get laid. There’s nothing like the romantic mystique surrounding these creative types. They’re doing what they love and sticking their middle finger up at society (at least until reality bites and they sell out and start working as stockbrokers). Chicks dig this bohemian schtick. There’s a kind of reflected glamour in being an artist’s muse. I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve been sucked into this scenario more than once in my younger days (daze).
So there you have it – my Village People inspired boy band line up. Who would you include? What are the most alluring professions?
PS: This post was purely intended in fun. I don’t condone judging a man by his occupation. A woman who chooses who to date based on their job stats is equivalent to those cads who only go out with buxom blondes.
* Isn’t this a great word. I learned it from Annabel Crabb when she used it to describe Kevin Rudd.
* This is absolutely not a sponsored post but I’m open to suggestion 😉