For many of us, pursuing a specific career takes a lot of time to consider. Each career has its pros and cons from a career standpoint which makes the choice more difficult to handle.

But, what some of us fail to consider sometimes is the fact we often forget about our love life when looking at these careers.

As a result, we are stuck being single and stick on one job because we remain undecided with our career choices and become too focused on one job.

Here are some of the jobs that are currently considered jobs only single people are known to hold for a long period of time:

1. Bartenders

The long hours, late night shifts and not to mention that bartenders tend to work on weekends and holidays makes it difficult to hold on to a long-lasting relationship. Sure, it is easy to meet people at the bar or pub. But in a serious relationship, most partners will prefer if their other halves doesn’t mingle around the party crowd night after night.

2. Food Servers

Same as the bartenders and probably harder to meet someone new as a food server. It can also be backbreaking work, depending on the size of the traffic and the restaurant / cafe you work in.

3. Tour Guides

I always wanted to become a tour guide however, the pay plus the hours doesn’t justify the sweat on the job. It is like a nanny to a busload of tourists, going to the same location every week. You do meet new people but they are likely to be families and couples.

Read More: 8 Jobs That Will Allow You To Roam The World

4. Health care workers

Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses, Lab Technicians and all those health care professionals usually work round the clock especially when there is a virus outbreak like Covid-19 or SARS. It is hard to maintain a healthy relationship with someone when you are not physically there at the time.

5. Flight attendants

Flying around the world seems to be an attractive choice when you are young and carefree but many of my friends who are flight attendants confessed that it is difficult to find time for a serious relationship. They missed anniversaries, birthdays and important holidays. Suddenly, spending Christmas in Paris all alone isn’t that attractive anymore.

Read More: Interview With A Flight Attendant

Why are these careers mostly filled by single people?

When you look at the industries of these top 10 jobs, you can see that they are from high-turnover industries. These industries often cause people to resign and look for other careers.

One reason, experts say, cause people to stick to these jobs is because they are still trying to grasp their career and ensure it is stable. Since their focus is on their career, they don’t have the time to fit their personal life.

While these jobs do allow people to travel around for work, some of them believe it is better to travel on their own and not bring a partner so they can focus on their career.

People also end up staying in these careers for a longer period of time because of the commissions they can collect. If they work longer, they will get more money. This then reduces their chance to do something outside work and focus on their relationships.

This reasoning is logically sound because careers like bartenders can earn a lot more if they work in longer hours and if they know how to reach out to people.

Will this trend continue?

It is possible that the trend of more single people in these careers will grow, especially as many are now focused mostly on their careers.

Women, in particular, would be more inclined to focus on making sure their jobs are stable before they look into their other things like love life and retirement.

Men may also stay in their jobs while staying single for long because it will allow them to support their families.

If you are in either one of these careers and still single, don’t be ashamed. Each one of us has different priorities and it just so happens that we are more focused on job security to ensure we have a stable future.

Of course, you will need to make an effort to balance out your work and your life outside work because if you only focus on work, you may end up burning yourself out and reduce your chances of having a family.

So it is important to work at maintaining that balance of work and personal and not allow work to consume the quality time you should have with your loved ones.

If you are in one of these jobs, how do you achieve work-life balance? Here are my tips to show you how:
Why Work-Life Balance Is Important
Take A Break!
Preparing your break

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33 replies on “Working at One of these Jobs? You are Likely to be Single

  1. Great post!

    Small business owners just staring out often find it difficult to spare time for a social life. Sixty to eighty hour work weeks are not favorable to clubbing. Yet, sometimes, small business owners are already part of a married couple who have teamed up to run the business.

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    1. Thank you, Paul! I don’t know if I can ever work with my husband. Both of us has different personality and ethics when it comes to businesses. We’ll be at each other’s throat before the business even opens!

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  2. Nice one Kally, Now a days people are so proud to be single, the value of family is given up for sake of career, Career is only a living skill and the work life balance has to be practiced effectively and the companies should also support, I would blame the companies too, The company I work work 7 days a week except one Sunday holiday in a month with 10 hours of work per day, Imagine people work at such place, People who give more importance to their families leave their job. I will leave in a month 😉 On notice 😀 Have a beautiful day Kally!

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    1. Woah! Giving your notice? Have you found something you like or you are thinking of taking a break? Good on you to explore other interests, Simon. Have an awesome Sunday! A new start to a new week!

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      1. I have got another job a bit far from where I work right now, new knowledge, decided to explore that product too and enhance my skills. blogging and your career related posts are helping in a way. Thank You Kally! Wish you the same 💐✨

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        1. New knowledge and new challenges are always good for the mind and soul. Go forth and conquer my friend. I wish you nothing but best of luck in your new job. Let me know how it goes!!

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  3. i have been a long time reg nurse but no longer need to work. most of the people i worked with were married (as was i). most of the single people were new grads from some sort of medical training but with in a short time, were married. maybe i just happened to work in places with a high married rate. yes were worked 8-12 hour days and some odd hours but that didnt seem to stop people from being/getting married.

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    1. Working in an environment with a high marriage rate is definitely encouraging because you’ll have the support of others in the same situation. It is like if she can make it work, so can I!

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      1. well since i am a male in a predominately high female profession,for most of the men the job was the primary job of the family. as for the women, many if not most, it was the secondary job of the family. i feel your comment about if “she can make it..” can apply to any job. 🙂

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  4. Bonjour mon ami amie KALLY

    En ce jour de printemps je viens te saluer
    C’est le plus beau jour ou tout renaît
    Les arbres vont fleurir , la nature vas prendre de la splendeur

    Dommage il faudra attendre pour en profiter

    Aujourd’hui le plus gros handicap la peur
    Mais pensons que
    La plus belle chose et l’amour
    Je te souhaite une belle fin de journée ou de nuit ainsi
    Qu’un agréable weekend
    Bisou Amical Bernard
    Que le réconfort de ses amis amies et
    Sur cet air de printemps

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      1. Glad that you remember me! I was away on break and then, I was getting the resources ready for a new start. So here I am now after a long break. And it feels great to be back!

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  5. Some of these, like flight attendant and bartender, I could easily see, but food server and health care worker surprised me. I wonder if people in these professions are more likely to end up dating and marrying co-workers. That might solve the issue of time spent apart, though of course there are all the pitfalls of a work relationship that you mentioned.

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    1. These people tend to end up in bad relationships with their coworkers, not only because of shift work but also due to the work environment and culture. Like health workers are under a lot of stress and probably in many places, overworked. That can easily lead to squabbles and quarrels.

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  6. I have nominated you for the mystery blogger award! If you want to do it then brilliant if not then its ok!

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