Do women find male nurses attractive? - page 23

Hi So I'm a young, single, heterosexual male nurse, and I'm well aware that I'm somewhat of a minority, as most nurses are female, and the ones that aren't, are often gay (yes, I know that is just... Read More

  1. by   Feelgood RN
    Quote from Pythinia
    I think a patient would say you were quite remiss in your comment, patients do notice male nurses and on the whole a lot don't like to be nurse by them.
    I think you've been quite remiss with this comment. I have never had a patient that didn't want to be "nursed" by me. I've had several patients state that they like to have male nurses because we're nicer. I always tell them I'm not as attractive as the female nurses so I have to make up for it with my personality
  2. by   OldDude
    Quote from Feelgood RN
    I think you've been quite remiss with this comment. I have never had a patient that didn't want to be "nursed" by me. I've had several patients state that they like to have male nurses because we're nicer. I always tell them I'm not as attractive as the female nurses so I have to make up for it with my personality
    Me too. Patients like me because I'm so damn sensitive and compassionate.
  3. by   Jenparache
    I work alongside a large number of male nurses. I can't say I find any of them particularly attractive over the general population. I see them as coworkers, acquaintances, friends, and nurses. No more, or less, attractive than men who work in other professions.

    In my experience, a nurse would be more financially capable of contributing to 'taking care of' someone than, say, a mechanic, or someone working in construction. That said, I don't find the idea of being 'taken care of' all that attractive, either.

    I have to say, most of the male nurses I work with fall very squarely into the MALE category. There is nothing overtly 'girly' about them. Even the two that I know are gay aren't overt, and are both generally physically attractive.

    Worry less about what your profession says about your sexuality. Unless you work in the sex industry, the two aren't connected. Any woman that would negatively judge your manhood based on your profession probably isn't worth your time anyways.
  4. by   elijahvegas
    I've found that women aren't so much attracted to the nurse aspect in and of itself, but they enjoy the knowledge you can flex. I can see them get more interested when I express a passion for what I do and how knowledgeable I am on things they see on tv like Grey's anatomy, and explaining to them how things work "in the real world" haha
  5. by   Nurse Grandpa
    In nearly 40 years I have never had a patient refuse to let me care for them. I have had a bit of attitude from physicians but the most push gender related back I have ever recieved has been from other nurses. We really do eat our young or in my case our elderly. I made my peace with it long ago.
  6. by   Ivnator
    I'm as manly as you can get and I don't worry about opinions. Your peers will know which side of the track you're on and that's all that matters. Women outside the hospital will be thinking about your bank account.
    Last edit by dianah on Mar 19 : Reason: Terms of Service
  7. by   fezz
    Not me. I personally only know one gay male nurse (as far as I know ) and many many heterosexual . I don't associate male nurses with being feminine or a particular type of person

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