Single doctor dating
"If you don't have to travel half an hour or 45 minutes to get to your date, you can definitely spend half an hour or 45 minutes at your date."And if you can't find a free night for dinner, consider embracing nontraditional first dates, like breakfast at a diner or an afternoon workout."I've had dates in the hospital cafeteria," says Christophersen."It's not ideal, but it's something."Rules while on the date Okay, so you've scored a date. But before you yank off the stethoscope and head out the door, you'll need to keep a few things in mind: Clean up before you go out.
Melissa Brown, president of national dating service It's Just Lunch, which counts a growing number of doctors in its client base, suggests committing to at least a few hours a week for dating whether you're just starting your residency or are an established doctor.
Doctors' dating challenges The biggest obstacle young physicians face when it comes to finding a mate: lack of time.
They might have one free night a week — the rest of their time is spent with coworkers.
Nightingale recalls a recent experience, where a physician client of hers, based in Baltimore, canceled several Friday night dates in a row."It was just a nightmare, and the fellow I was trying to set her up with said 'She cancelled on me twice already, I don't know if this is going to work out,'" says Nightingale.
"That's where I have to call the doctor and say, 'Do you have the time to invest in dating?Like Huser, 29-year-old Brittany Christophersen, a registered diet technician and aspiring physician's assistant who recently completed her clinical internship and now works at a major metropolitan hospital in Connecticut, says she has trouble meeting a man who understands her chaotic schedule and long hours."I have been flat out given ultimatums, and I've been broken up with twice because of my career," says Christophersen, recalling her recent breakup with a guy who was concerned that her grueling career would get in the way of having and raising children.