The old adage “birds of a feather flock together” is coming true when it comes to NBC New’s Peter Alexander and ABC anchor Alison Starling. The two are thrilled about their recent engagement, according to People. There were no teleprompters or cameras needed when Alexander popped the question to his future fiancee under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Talk about a story book moment! He did admit that he “fumbled” on a couple of lines, but fortunately she said “yes”. The couple met in 2001 while working at competing news stations in Seattle, and it has been loving memories ever since. The couple is currently planning a spring wedding .

What are the benefits of dating someone with the same career as you?

Cupid’s Advice:

Dating someone with the same career as you can be difficult at times, especially if it involves long hours and traveling, but for every negative there is a positive. Cupid has some benefits on why dating someone with the same job is a good thing:

1. Common ground: By dating someone with the same job as you, you will automatically have a common thing to bond over. It can be a sign that the two of you are meant to be, since you both picked a similar field to pursue.

2. Makes you understanding: Without much explanation, you’ll understand your partner’s complaints and stress from the workplace. It’ll make you a better confidant for your honey since he knows you go through the same things he does throughout the busy work day.

3. Similar patterns: Whether it be sleeping, eating or even relaxing, a job has an influence on your every day life, whether you like it or not. For example, instead of you wanting to go out early while he’d prefer to go out late, if the two of you are on similar schedules, coordinating times and plans will naturally be easier.

What do you feel are the benefits of dating someone with the same career as you? Share your thoughts below!