Dating lady doctors
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.
In previous generations, the long hours worked by the mostly male young doctors were tolerated by their partners as simply part of the deal.
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.
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.
Because you work long hours, chances are you'll go straight from work to a dinner date.
That's why it's important to bring grooming supplies to work.
Unfortunately, many other single physicians — despite their good looks, earning power, and big brains — stay that way a lot longer than they would prefer.
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.
' We finally had them meet on a Tuesday night, and they really hit it off with one another."When you finally do score a date, whether through a friend, matchmaking service, or chance encounter in a hospital parking lot at 4 a.m., try to lay out some ground rules."If you know your schedule ahead of time, you should be able to say, 'Hey, there's an 80 percent chance I'll be available but there's a 20 percent chance I'll have to reschedule,'" says Sarah Kawasaki, a Baltimore-based, 35-year-old internal medicine resident who had to do just that while dating her husband.
Another idea: If you're going on a dinner date, pick restaurants close to your practice or hospital."I think location would definitely help make more time," says Brown."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.