How Much Does Your Job Factor into Your Love Life? More than one-in-four workers (26 percent) reported that what someone does for a living influences whether they would date that person. Six percent of workers said someone broke up with them because their job required too many hours at the office, they didn't make enough money or the person didn't like their line of work. Do Opposites Really Attract? While the majority of workers tended to date people in different professions or functions, one-in-five workers (20 percent) reported that they are more attracted to people who have a similar job.