They’re smart, driven, and good at, well, playing doctor. Here's what you need to know before trying to talk a medic out of their scrubs.
My days off fall on some random Tuesday/Wednesday, and never on the more convenient dating days." Jessica: "Odd work hours definitely impact my dating life." Michelle: "It takes a guy with an easygoing attitude to date a doctor without feeling like they are playing 'second-fiddle' to her demanding, time-consuming and emotionally draining job." Jessica: "I once was on a breakfast date and we were talking about his ankle injury.
I went on You Tube and found a clip of a live ankle operation, only to realize how difficult it was for him to watch, especially while eating.
I had forgotten that images of bodily fluids and internal organs can be hard for the non-medical person to stomach." Hailey: "All of my conversations revolve around urine, blood and feces, so it makes my 'outside the hospital' conversations pretty awkward." Jessica: "You should enjoy learning new things.
A doctor will come home with fresh stories to share every day." Michelle: "It helps if you can provide some sense of solace when she comes home feeling like the weight of the world is on her shoulders." Hailey: "A lot of my co-workers are dating or married to other doctors, I think because they can really relate to what you're going through.
Dating a non-doctor...really pulls you back to reality and forces you to realize that medicine is not the only thing in life; it’s easy to get too caught up in your work." Michelle: "Dating another doctor means not having to explain why you are at work for 16+ hours or what it feels like to lose a patient, or to deal with families or patients who are non-complaint to your recommendations.
Dating outside the medical field is good because it adds a depth and breath to the relationship by having a multitude of things to talk about.I think it also broadens your horizon and view of the world." Michelle: "Doctors are goal-driven, ambitious and passionate about anything they set their mind to." Hailey: "The classic 'Type A' personality is pretty common among us.Even the laid-back ones are usually neurotic about something." Jessica: "A lot of us are obsessive.Though, to a certain extent, I think anyone who is successful in their field has some sort of obsessive quality." Jessica: "When I say I work in medicine, the question I get a lot is, 'Are you a nurse? ' I feel this is an assumption that gives you an idea of the type of guy who is approaching you." Hailey: "The most common questions I get are, 'Why didn’t you want to be a nurse? Top 10 Reasons to Date a Doctor: Dating a doctor definitely has some major benefits.