Dating a third year resident
Most nurses have seen the Grey’s Anatomy episode where Rose, the nurse, and Derek, the dreamy surgeon, take their relationship to the next level. Nurses rarely sneak off to on-call rooms in the middle of a shift.In fact, hospital call rooms have very small, squeaky beds and very thin walls!But Parrott, a Kansas City family medicine practitioner, had just finished medical school and was in the midst of a grueling internship.She had only one free evening per week to share with her boyfriend."So what we arranged was that I would see him on my one day off a week, and anything beyond that, he would have to come to me," says Parrott.The physician dating pool has also been changed by the fact that women have outnumbered men in American medical schools for most of the last decade.
(Hint: Wearing your scrubs to dinner is not an aphrodisiac)."A lot of doctors don't have the opportunity to get outside their professional circle and meet new people," says Christie Nightingale, principal of concierge dating service Premier Match, LLC, which caters to busy professionals who don't have time to scout for dates."They tell me 'I don't have time to go out and go to bars.'"There's also the fear of intimidating a potential date.Right is out there, and she's willing to take further action (like signing up for a more personalized dating service) to meet him.Though Huser recently scaled back to 32 hours a week, many of the hours she works are on evenings and weekends, also known as prime-time dating hours.
It seems natural, given how much time they spend together at work.