Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Popular professions for romance novel heroes

Two neuroscientists have studied 15000 Harlequin novels looking for clues about social expectations.

During their studies, they came up with the top 10 professions for romance novel heroes.

Care to guess what they are?

Before peeking at the list, pop your own list in the comments section here.

6 comments:

Kerrin said...

Hotelier
Corporate CEO
Oil Magnate...

Lisa said...

lawyer
doctor
CEO
oil baron
rich business man
cowboy
rancher
and... I don't know. :)

Caroline said...

Doctor
Sheikh
Cowboy
Entrepreneur
Barrister/top lawyer
Policeman
CEO/CFO
Prince
Hotelier
Journalist
Artist
Builder/Labourer

Oh that's 11...

Lois said...

Alas, I saw the list before you put it on your blog, so I do remember #1... but for the more historical sounding professions, sure was surprised Duke wasn't on it; I would think that would have been up there for the historical ones, but then I guess Prince and King outweigh it due to the Presents line.

Lois

mKat said...

Baron/Count*
Doctor
Lawyer
Cowboy/ranch owner
Architect
Landscape Designer
Shipping Magnate
Writer
Sheik/Prince*
Hotel Magnate

*Jobs with asterisk are typically (in my opinion) titles secondary to other professions.

Nicola Marsh said...

I loved your suggestions, thanks everyone, very close to the mark!

I popped your names into a hat and drew one for a book prize and...

LISA!

If you could choose a book from my backlist and email me privately with your details, I'll get one in the mail to you :)