Love 101: Research Reveals Which College Majors Are More Likely To End Up TogetherBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
College is the best time to explore and find out new things about yourself. There is even a possibility that you will find the love of your life in uni.
You get to meet a lot of people in college. Previously, it was reported that one should know what one is willing to take in terms of dating but, at the same time, not being afraid to explore. It was also noted that there are other ways to meet people other than at parties or bars.
According to a study by TIME, your major is actually a factor in who you will marry. It was revealed that music majors are 22 times more likely to marry another music major. Data was gathered by studying Census records of 76,472,310 married couples who both have bachelor's degrees.
Performing Arts majors are the most compatible since they are 38 times more likely to marry one another. They are more likely to marry someone who studied Music, Fine Arts, English, Communications and Art History. They are followed by Law majors who are 33 times more likely to marry someone with the same degree.
Engineers, on the other hand, only have a likelihood of 1.8 times in terms of marrying another Engineer. Interestingly, they are more likely to marry someone with a degree in Family Studies, Nursing, Linguistics, Computer Science and Medical Sciences.
Philosophy and Religious Studies degree-holders are 10 times more likely to marry someone with the same major. They are most likely to marry someone with a degree in Music, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, Foreign Languages, Linguistics and Policy Studies. They are less likely to marry someone who studied Engineering, Agriculture, Finance, Computer Science and Marketing.
In general, those who major in degrees in related fields are more likely to end up together. One surprise, though, would be Computer Science majors who are more compatible with those who majored in law rather than those who studied math or statistics.
The data was gathered from IPUMS for the years 2009 to 2014. The publication compared the popularity of a given pairing of two degrees to the overall popularity of each of the degrees separately.