Did your dating life improve when becoming a male nurse?

  1. I have a nerdy friend and not the most attractive guy who never had much luck getting attention from girls. He is now in medical school and whenever we are out together talking to girls he drops the MD bomb. It is funny how their faces light up and they become really interested in him. He now has a pretty looking girlfriend who he probably wouldn't have a chance with in his earlier days.

    how do girls react when you tell them you are a nurse? If you have any cool stories please tell!
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  3. by   HalfBoiled
    Yes. I added a photo on my Tinder account with my scrubs, stethoscope, and subtly showed my RN badge (hospital omitted).
    I had an increase in matches.
    Having and achieving full time careers are now a standard for anyone past 23 years.
  4. by   nurse2bnoob101
    sucks, are girls that shallow? In college I was a broke college student and when I got with girls I can be sure that she likes me for me since I didn't have much to offer except my personality.
  5. by   Farawyn
    No, girls and women are not shallow, but yeah, why wouldn't you want someone employed, with goals and ambition?
  6. by   Farawyn
    Also, you became a nurse, not a male nurse, unless you also underwent a surgical transition while getting your nursing degree.
  7. by   NurseSpeedy
    Being able to be successful in nursing requires a degree of maturity that many younger guys just don't have (think bar after work/school kind of thing-sorry, I live in an area where beach bars are a plenty). I started my nursing career just after my 20th birthday. I was the friend/girlfriend that had to get home by 10/11pm so that I could get enough sleep for a 12 hour day waking up at 5am the next morning. I owed it to my patients to have an awake, alert, not hung over nurse in the morning.

    So, will becoming a nurse make you a more desirable dating prospect? Probably not. Will having a career and priorities in life when looking for a long term relationship with someone else who also has life goals and ambitions? Yeah, probably. What 20-30 year old woman wants someone with a crappy job (I'm talking the kind that will hire a 16 year old for an after school job. Money was not an issue when I married my husband. He made less than half I made but he had a decent job supporting himself and more importantly, goals.) or no job with no desire to improve their life and move out of their parents house? That person could look great and may get plenty of attention at a bar and dates but will likely also get the girl with an equal situation in their life for anything long term.
  8. by   Guy in Babyland
    Quote from nurse2bnoob101
    It is funny how their faces light up and they become really interested in him. He now has a pretty looking girlfriend who he probably wouldn't have a chance with in his earlier days.
    They are interested until the point that they realize he has hundreds of thousands of student loan debt and will be years until he is living the good life.
  9. by   Guy in Babyland
    Quote from nurse2bnoob101
    how do girls react when you tell them you are a nurse? If you have any cool stories please tell!
    Nurses and doctors are not the same thing. The women that are looking to date a doctor are looking for the "Housewives of XXX" life. Those relationships usually don't last. The one's that last are the ones that are started before or during medical school/residency when they are poor and a mountain of debt. Those types of women aren't saying "He's a nurse, he must make a lot of money." Nursing is not a "chick magnet".
  10. by   Davey Do
    Quote from nurse2bnoob101
    how do girls react when you tell them you are a nurse?
    Well, I don't want to brag, but I think this pic from October 1983 kind of says it all:

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  11. by   Davey Do
    Yeah, in my youth, I had some pretty classy pickup lines:

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  12. by   Davey Do
    Of course I heard the the female Nurses compliment me behind my back:

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  13. by   caliotter3
    Quote from Davey Do
    Of course I heard the the female Nurses compliment me behind my back:

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    In 1983, my shift at work had a man who had a distinctive behind. We called him "Pooh Butt" behind his back, although I suspect he would have been ok with saying it to his face. He had an amiable personality.

    I read somewhere that women are attracted to a man's behind before other attributes. Butt enhancement for men: should be a lucrative endeavor. If you weren't born with a Pooh Butt, buy one.
  14. by   Davey Do
    Yeah. Even as an Old Dude Nurse, I've still got it. My work wife Eleanor can't help but to flirt back with me:

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