nurses dating nurses? - page 3

random question, thought it would be fun since i'm a n00b to this site: any nurses here dating another nurse? if so, are you happy or finding it frustrating at times? if not, would you?... Read More

  1. by   MonyRNcali
    So here I am single, divorced for a year, and trying to get back into this dating thing. Also nightshift which should explain the 2am posting:spin: I have dated a few guys that are not in the healthcare industry and I am thinking that is something I should try. The posts here of having someone to relate to on that level are definately making me realize that dating another nurse could actually be a great thing. Im hoping for the best. Now to find someone that understands the nightshift life is a whole different subject. lol
  2. by   zcoq72mehs
    I was with my wife for 12.5yrs, very happily married for 10 (raised my stepchildren from 4, 5, 6, to august this year)

    It can have its challenges. She was an LPN when I met her at the hospital we both initially worked at, and she was working on her masters

    I do not regret it for one second--a very good relationship.

    I have dated a couple other nurses with less success, prior, obviously, as this was my first marriage.

    I feel that you should date whom your heart tells you to date, and if that is one u work with, the stipulation is best that this person is a potential life-long mate, as I have seen others who had 'physical' relationships primarily, that ended up being rather negative.

    just my 2 cents.

    if there IS an online source for nurses wishing to date, please share the resource

    good luck.

    eharmony may be a better alternative, however, to find compatability, but this is an uninformed statement.
  3. by   lilliemanillie
    I have been dating another nurse for 6 years and like any relationship, many ups and many downs. Although working in the same professional field is an advantage to understanding the stressors of each others' job, however working opposite schedules is very tough. Then it comes down to a matter if both can handle it long-term....and sometimes people distance as a result.

    Also, when one becomes more occupied with having more jobs or larger roles, things get tougher and dating another nurse is not so easy and fun that others have said. It's hella tough. Then it all comes down to some fundamentals to relationships which include commitment and love that really are the foundation of happy and lasting relationships.
  4. by   dah doh
    Met my hubby in nursing school. We've been together 15 yrs now. We have our ups and downs like any relationship. It's good because we understand each others days, but our kids also get our "bad day" stories at the dinner table too. We do not work together because we work in different types of nursing. Scheduling is hard but we manage. We like different things so we compromise on our activities, dates, and conservsations but try not to talk nursing all the time. I have a friend who actually works with her spouse on the same unit and it seems to be ok. I've also seen a married couple do a travel nursing assignment together.
  5. by   itsnowornever
    Quote from TNgirl2010
    Very interesting topic, I work with a few nurses that are dating/married to other nurses and seem very happy. My husband is of a military background and is about to start a career in law enforcement, so we have totally different work experiences. Personally I like us being different, I respect what he does and he respects what I do. I can definitely see the benefits of being with someone who totally "gets it" as far as what we nurses go through, I can't say that my husband gets it at all! I used to get mad when I would vent to him about my horrible nights thanks to staffing nightmares, crashing pts, whatever while he would stare at me blankly and be like, "uh huh, ok, what are you talking about?" Ha ha. I have learned to vent to my nurse friends who understand. I do like to freak him out with disgusting nurse tales though!
    He will learn. I'm married to a cop, and even though I have to explain some things, he gets my joys and my disappointments. One day at work he held on to a teen who was trying to jump off a bridge, held her there till the fire department got there. The next day I flexed my NRP skills on a premie crash section, and it worked! Baby was stabilized and sent to a NICU. After sharing our stories he smiled and said "Looks like we were both heroes this week!" He'll get it!
  6. by   NC_LPN-RN
    Agreed! I don't see myself dating/marrying someone outside of the healthcare/nursing/medical field... ?It's so much harder for people outside of that field to really understand us!!
  7. by   ADeks
    I'm currently dating an EMT. It's nice being able to vent about work and for him to get it. Same thing when he had a bad night. We both work nights and relatively have the same schedule. The nights where one works and the other is off is nice. A little me time.
  8. by   Sassy-RN
    Why not? It would be nice to vent to someone about work over dinner without grossing them out! ( like I do to my husband of 13 years all the time!) haha
  9. by   MrChicagoRN
    My wife would not approve of me dating nurses!

  10. by   NOADLS
    I don't see it working out. If we ever had kids, my partner would be stuck doing the ADLS.