In any relationship, romantic or otherwise, we all want to be seen as more than our jobs. Whether you're actively pursuing a career or getting by while you figure it out, you have an arsenal of attractive qualities that go beyond what you do to make money. But too often the idea of jobs, status and money get mixed up in the mess of dating, and mistaken for the only qualities that make for decent mates. This happens for both men and women. If you don't fall into this category you risk being romantically overlooked, when it has little to do with what you have to offer.
Dog walkers are a great example of people making an honest income who aren't always given enough credit for being major babes. Though attractiveness can vary with the individual, here are several swoon-worthy qualities that come with the job.
They like being outside
If you've ever dated someone with the schedule of a vampire, you'll definitely recognize the appeal of a person who likes to see the sun. They seem like happier potential partners for good reason. Sunlight exposure can have a huge impact on your mood, which can have a huge impact on your ability to attract others. For dog walkers, vitamin D is an occupational hazard and that looks good on everyone.
They can be spontaneous
Dog walkers may not have a typical 9 to 5, but that's what makes them so awesome. The more flexible work day can lend itself to some pleasant surprises for whoever they're pursuing. From lunch dates to weird afternoon adventures, they come with the kind of spontaneity that makes dating fun.
They might be pursuing a larger goal
We're all doing our best to figure out what we want to do with our lives and dog walkers are no different. Like other service jobs, many people walk dogs because it allows them to pursue something else as well. Whether they're going to school or paying their dues in another field, dog walkers can have many big picture goals. Even if it's simply to learn how to start their own dog walking business, they've likely got something in the works.
They care about something other than themselves
Watching a person care for an animal is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Case in point: Try not to fall in love with this gif. We dare you.
They're physically active
If you've ever walked a day in a dog walkers shoes, you'd know that it's a surprisingly physically demanding job. Depending on their workload and how they get from place to place, they're burning enough calories to not need that gym membership. That means they have more time and money to spend on being an awesome romantic prospect, with the same amount of stamina.
Dog walking is a rain or shine position where things can constantly go wrong. Dogs can get aggressive, keys can get lost and the weather can be unbearable. Dog walkers are not only tough enough to deal with this, but adaptable enough to solve problems as they come. In the long-term, that can be a great quality to have in a partner.
They're surrounded by dogs
Unless you don't like dogs, having them around has a way of making you feel as warm and cuddly as they are. That feeling is very conducive for romantic bonding and dog walkers have a consistent source of it. Really, what's not to love about that?