Hi everyone, I'm delighted to read all of these real and heartfelt posts on this male forum!
Let me introduce myself. I am a former chemical engineer/software consultant who will start in a top 12-month Accelerated BSN program next January. Changing from a male-dominated field to a female-dominated field has been enlightening and enjoyable, and I wonder what kind of experiences the rest of you guys have had.
In changing from the male world of engineering and business to the touchy-feely world of nursing, I've sometimes missed the more analytical, let's-get-the-job-done attitude we had in our startup companies. But since I plan to enter critical care, I know I will find the right balance of analysis and empathy in my future job!
My question: how has your dating/social life been, for those single men out there?
The nursing school
I will be attending will have a ratio of 10 women to every man. In preparing for nursing school, I also worked as both a medical assistant and a nursing assistant, and I have gotten used to being one of the few men in my classes and activities.
Has dating been easier for you, now that you are a minority in a field of women? Have you learned and grown from your more frequent contact with women? What pros and cons have you seen as a man dating in nursing school or nursing?
In several of my classes, many of the women already have husbands or boyfriends. The female majority and women in general do not bother or intimidate me in the least, and I welcome the experience. I've always been curious about how women think and have had long, great experiences with many female friends. I truly enjoy dealing with women.
Let's hear your dating/relating stories!
Apr 13, '06
Quote from Andy_HRtoRN
One of my favorite sayings is:
"Never get your honey where you make your money!"
Just wanted a chance to use that line.
Its not the issue of dating a nurse, but of the workplace issues that may arise if breakup occurs. Date a nurse who I don't work with? OH YEAH!
I don't know really how to survive nursing school without breaking up. I think its important to fully convey to your s.o. the fact that you will be completely unavailable 91% of the time. That way if its not solid, you can break up right away and save yourself the strain during school. If they really support you and are committed, they'll be willing to accept this and will understand.
And yes, med school is like this too, i've heard. You either go in to med school with a solid s.o. or you stay single and focus on work. Either way there's no time for relationships.
Last edit by ArizonaICU on Apr 13, '06