Why You Should Never Date A Nurse
Alright, before anyone takes up pitchforks, let me just make it very clear that this article in no way (none! zilch!) is saying that nurses are anything less than remarkable.
As a matter of fact, nurses are absolute superheroes. Seriously, they’re patient, compassionate, ultra-resilient, and they’ve got brains to boot. Not to mention, their ability to stay calm under pressure is nothing short of astounding. If there’s a zombie apocalypse, you’d definitely want a nurse on your team.
Still, where there are pros, you can guarantee that there are several of those pesky cons to accompany them. And that’s where I come in. I’m here to give you a dose (haha, see what I did there?) of reality to let you know that dating a nurse might not be all it’s cracked up to be.
9 reasons why you shouldn’t date a nurse
1. Their schedule is a nightmare
Honestly, if you’re a 9-5, Monday to Friday kind of person, prepare for a reality check. Nurses often work long, unpredictable hours, which can include nights, weekends, and holidays.
You thought you could plan a quiet dinner date for two? Surprise, shift change! You’re now dining with your microwave meal and Netflix.
2. Medical talk at dinner? Yes, please!
After a long, arduous day at work, your sweetie pie will want to vent. And while your job might involve a troublesome printer, their stories could feature excessive bodily fluids and life or death situations. Hope you’re not squeamish!
3. Scrubs galore
Nurses practically live in their scrubs. So, forget about those fancy date night outfits. It’s like dating a superhero, only their costume is a pair of scrubs that smells slightly of antiseptic.
4. Nothing is a surprise
As a nurse, they’re trained to expect and handle anything and everything. This means that your carefully planned surprises might be met with a mere shrug and a calm “Oh, that’s nice.”
Try not to get too disheartened, it’s not you. It’s just that after saving lives, a surprise weekend trip doesn’t seem too earth-shattering.
5. They can diagnose you in seconds
So you had plans to call in sick for a cozy day in? Think again. Dating a nurse means you’re signing up for your very own live-in health inspector. One glance at you, and they’ll know if you’re genuinely sick or just faking it to avoid mowing the lawn.
6. You’re in pain? Ha! I’ve seen real pain
Nurses deal with real pain – physical, emotional, and psychological – on a daily basis. So your tiny paper cut or minor headache might not get the sympathy you’re expecting. If it’s not a bone sticking out or a major bleeding, it’s probably not going to cut it.
7. Catching a bug was never easier
While nurses are excellent at maintaining hygiene, they are exposed to various bugs, viruses, and bacteria on a daily basis. Not that they are walking contagions, but the potential for them to bring home an unexpected ‘guest’ is higher than most other professions.
Hey, who needs a pet when you could have a microorganism, right?
8. Stress, stress, and more stress
Nurses often face high-stress situations at work, which can take a toll on their physical and mental health. It’s not uncommon for them to come home exhausted and emotionally drained.
The stress can sometimes spill over into their personal life. Don’t be surprised if your romantic getaway turns into a slumber party for one while your beloved nurse catches up on much-needed sleep.
9. Work hard, but not always for the big bucks
Depending on where in the world they’re employed, nurses might not be raking in the dough. Considering the long, unpredictable hours they work, the pay may not always match up.
Now, I’m not saying you’re a gold-digger, but if you’re looking for extravagant dates and expensive gifts, you might need to recalibrate your expectations.
At the end of the day, if you find yourself smitten by a nurse, don’t run for the hills just yet. You might have to put up with medical jargon for dinner conversation, become accustomed to a world measured in pain scales, and possibly adopt a new pet microorganism, but hey, a little bit of adventure never hurt anyone.
Being in a relationship with a nurse could also mean that you get your very own at-home doctor, a master problem solver, and someone who has enough resilience to probably save the world. Now, if those aren’t relationship goals, I don’t know what is.
But don’t take my word for it. Go ahead, date a nurse – just don’t say I didn’t warn you!