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
  8. by   littleboyboo
    Lol... I really can't speak for the heterosexuals. I'm a gay man, and I don't really find any male nurses my type. Idk why, they're just not my type of guy. I, myself being a nurse -- I know -- it's a little peculiar. Of course, I really haven't found any doctors my type either. It's not that they're all hideous or ugly or any of that. A guy in scrubs just doesn't turn me on, I guess. I personally am attracted to the rough type of men, so that makes sense. Most male nurses are preppy, at least the ones I know... lol.

    No pun whatsoever intended in this post, but I give you my honest answer. I'm sure there's women that has a certain preference that can relate as well.
  9. by   Ellie G
    I'm not sure that I understand the reason for your question. Is it because you think that women believe that male nurses might be gay? Although I have worked with nurses who were gay or lesbian, many of the male nurses are straight and often married or dating female nurses. Attraction has nothing to do with your occupation and everything to do with how you present yourself.
  10. by   Farawyn
    Quote from wolf9653
    If I were called a "murse," at best I'd walk away. Catch me with that on a bad day, and my diplomacy will go out the window. My license says "Nurse" on it
    Quote from ICUman
    You mean the video that you made? Not found. And hopefully more lesbian and gay nurses can enter the field. I'm one.
    Quote from It's like a Vit C
    The bickering about the concentration of gay men vs straight men in nursing is tasteless; however, more appalling is the notion that the supposed feminine aspect of nursing is something to be ashamed of. Please read my whole comment before replying. This speaks to the need for society to embrace the true meaning of what feminism represents. Ideally, the ultimate goal is equality of sexes and a complete removal of the exact sterotypes and gender roles that prompted OP to question his attractiveness simply because he chose nursing as a career. Men face similar gender expectations as woman except its not talked about. The pressures put on young men to act "manly" and avoid "female" qualities such as emotion and nurturing are damaging and cause the insecurities felt by so many men. True feminism is not the eternal fight for pro choice and man hating that it's made out to be. The main goal, the primary message is to dissolve the societal standards and sterotypes that divide male vs female. To have choosing to be a nurse be just as acceptable for a man as choosing to be a doctor. There should be no reason why I or OP or anyone else should ever think that a career choice, even if it's female dominated, can somehow make you less of a "man" and un attractive. By the way, I'm a proud NP, worked as a RN for 6 years before that, and a man.
    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
    Quote from OldDude
    Me too. Patients like me because I'm so damn sensitive and compassionate.
    ^^^Look!
    Attractive Male Nurses!
  11. by   traumaRUs
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  12. by   RNOTODAY
    I'll be totally honest. And I work in the OR, where there are more men than in other specialties. While I find nothing that I do in the OR " feminine " in a any way whatsoever, my answer, for reasons I don't even know, is No, I don't find male nurses attractive... I don't think it's because I think they all are feminine, they aren't , I just don't consider them, like, at all, and yes I am embarrassed to admit it and I mean zero offense please don't take any!!
  13. by   Fiona59
    Define attractive.

    I work with some men who would be described as handsome, etc. But one has the personality of a dead dog.

    When I meet people, I don't demand to know their job.

    I base it on a case by case basis. Polite? Friendly, Arrogant? Know it all?

    And as for the gay/lesbian issue? I really don't care what you do when you aren't at work. I work with out and proud gays and lesbians. Doesn't bother me one bit.

    I find they hypercritical, judgmental overly religious types harder to work with.

    I don't bring my sexuality or religious beliefs to work. Everyone gets a Merry Cristsmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Hogmanay from me.

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