Would you marry a Doctor? - page 13

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Im new to this site and have been looking around. I was pretty shocked to read so many nurses saying they would never with a capital N, marry a DR? Are you kidding me? I would love nothing more to fall in love with and marry an... Read More


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    Quote from supernurse317
    I am surprised at the number of people here who say that doctors are not rich. The few that I know are very wealthy. Isn't the average salary around 200K? I would never marry solely for money, but 200K/year is a sexy figure.
    200K won't go far.....if.....
    - there is alimony for wife #1 and #2
    - the children from the above mentioned unions must go to private schools
    - same children must have coaching for their AP algebra and physics; plus ballet/piano/violin/cello lessons
    - late model european cars are the only suitable transport ... at least three in the household
    - nobody ever cleans their own home/car/boat/pool or does their own gardening

    You get the picture .... LOL
    And don't forget medical school loans, taxes, liability insurance
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    Quote from pedicurn
    200K won't go far.....if.....
    - there is alimony for wife #1 and #2
    - the children from the above mentioned unions must go to private schools
    - same children must have coaching for their AP algebra and physics; plus ballet/piano/violin/cello lessons
    - late model european cars are the only suitable transport ... at least three in the household
    - nobody ever cleans their own home/car/boat/pool or does their own gardening

    You get the picture .... LOL
    And don't forget medical school loans, taxes, liability insurance

    Because ALL doctors MUST have been divorced twice, have spoiled children, and fancy cars.

    I think this hang up on profession is ridiculous. Marry whoever you love.
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    Quote from supernurse317
    I am surprised at the number of people here who say that doctors are not rich. The few that I know are very wealthy. Isn't the average salary around 200K? I would never marry solely for money, but 200K/year is a sexy figure.
    Unless their parents were wealthy and paid for school or they got an amazing scholarship package....Doc's have a tremendous amount of student loan debt to go with that "sexy" salary.
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    Quote from pedicurn
    200K won't go far.....if.....
    - there is alimony for wife #1 and #2
    - the children from the above mentioned unions must go to private schools
    - same children must have coaching for their AP algebra and physics; plus ballet/piano/violin/cello lessons
    - late model european cars are the only suitable transport ... at least three in the household
    - nobody ever cleans their own home/car/boat/pool or does their own gardening

    You get the picture .... LOL
    And don't forget medical school loans, taxes, liability insurance
    I agree all those things can eat up your salary quick. But you can't deny that a young doctor who hasn't been married before is a catch. If he's making 200K a year we can live off of my nursing salary for a few years until he pays back his loans. After that we can buy a gigantic house and live happily ever after.
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    Quote from supernurse317
    I agree all those things can eat up your salary quick. But you can't deny that a young doctor who hasn't been married before is a catch. If he's making 200K a year we can live off of my nursing salary for a few years until he pays back his loans. After that we can buy a gigantic house and live happily ever after.
    Whether he's "a catch" or not has nothing to do with his salary.

    The old saying is true: "if you marry for money, chances are you will earn every penny."
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    Quote from CuriousMe
    Whether he's "a catch" or not has nothing to do with his salary.

    The old saying is true: "if you marry for money, chances are you will earn every penny."
    Ahh .... but you can love a rich man as well as a poor man :heartbeat
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    Now this is a funny thread . What about men who want to marry female doctors.... boy we are ASSUMING aren't we ? lol

    If anyone goes into nursing to marry a doc, man are you going to be disappointed lol.
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    Quote from pedicurn
    Ahh .... but you can love a rich man as well as a poor man :heartbeat
    But that's been the point of contention for a bunch of folks....there's a HUGE difference between looking for a rich man and the man you fall in love with is rich.
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    I have worked at the same hospital for 10 yrs. Most of the men doctors are older and married. Some are a-holes but most are genuinely nice and value the nurses role.

    I am friends with one of our male surgeons. He has a nice house and isn't arrogant. Outside of work, I don't see him as a doctor, but one of the guys. If I were not married and on the prowl, I guess I could see marrying him as he is a nice guy. I do not see him as powerful and rich.

    Maybe it is because I do not work for a large metro hospital (less selection), but I do not see our docs (even the younger ones) as hotties or potential mates. But then again, I have been happily married for 19 years so I am not looking at them that way.

    I say, marry the person for the person, not the profession. My Dh is blue collar all the way and we couldn't be happier.
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    Never!


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