Have you ever wondered what it is like to date a nurse? Why do some people do it? Don't they have countless 12-hour shifts (including nights), bring home gross diseases, always tired, holidays are up in the air, and tell ungodly stories that make you nauseous? Well, there are a lot more bright sides we don't always see.
I could tell you that nurses are natural caretakers, compassionate, smart, a little sarcastic, patient, etc., or you can hear all that and more from people who actually date nurses.
So, I asked 20 couples to tell me why dating a nurse is the best decision you can make.
1. You get the best start to your day.
Ari and Victoria
"It means getting used to being woken up early in the morning by his goodbye kiss as he goes off to the hospital. As much as I hate my sleep being disturbed, I worry when I don't get my morning kiss." -Victoria
2. The BEST personalities come from nurses.
Kristine And Makato
"You get to be with a person who has a genuine caring and nurturing personality. You get someone who can put themselves in your shoes and still find it within themselves to put aside their differences in order to make sure you are okay. You get a one of a kind individual that you feel can do anything because of what the field demands. You feel like the luckiest person in the world because of these things. ♥️♥️♥️" -Makato
3. No emergency will scare them away.
Theresa and Andrew
"Ladies, you should date a nurse because you'll always have emergency care 24/7. Seriously, the other day I fell and cut my knee. He was over with supplies and basically performed a full freaking head to toe assessment before I even knew what happened. Also, have you ever seen a man in scrubs? It's really a win win situation" -Theresa
4. You probably don't need health insurance
Alyssa and Mike
"So I don't have to go to the doctor's every time my head hurts. You can help." -Mike
5. They have the best sense of style.
Jenny and Emily (basically each others significant others...bffs 4 lyfe)
"Date a nurse because they are kind, compassionate, and always there to take care of you. Sick? BOOM, they know what to do. Need someone that you can trust to talk to? BOOM, they'll listen and never tell a soul what you said. Like a girl in uniform? BOOM, scrubs all day every day." -Jenny
6. You have your own walking, talking, WebMD (without the whole "you're probably dying" thing).
Taylor and Matt
"Date a nurse because anytime I do something stupid like fall in the river, dislocate my knee fishing, cut my hands on rusty objects, knock teeth loose, get sick, or worry about medical problems, I have my own personal WebMD." -Matt
7. You get random check ups.
Hannah and Robert
"I was watching TV, and out of nowhere, she's checking my pulse. She tells you you're breathing too much. She tells you you're not breathing enough. It's constant check up's." -Robert
(In our defense, we check peoples respiratory rate for a living. I know when I see 24 breaths/min or 14 breaths/min. Let me be.)
8. Your anxiety will be diminished and you save a ton of money.
Ari and Victoria
"I spend way less on doctor bills and medical supplies now that I can ask my boyfriend my medical questions instead of having to go to the doctor to be told I'm perfectly healthy. He keeps my hypochondria in check for sure. My response to the littlest pain or annoyance is no longer 'call an ambulance'."-Victoria
9. They know how to call out bullshit.
Cheryl and Carmine
"You do not get a lot of sympathy - unless you are REALLY sick or hurt !" -Carmine
10. They are always willing to help out. Because of this, YOU get to help out by becoming a practice dummy!
Sammi and Caleb
"When dating a nurse you become a patient 24/7. Any new thing she's learning in class, gets practiced on you. If you're thinking about dating a nurse I'll tell you this, DO IT! They'll always be looking to help anyone who's sick or not in a great place mentally and I believe that to be the greatest trait anyone could have and I see that in a majority of nurses" -Caleb
11. They change you for the better.
Erica and Jack
"Okay so she makes me grossly healthy, when I want burger king or something like that she offers to make healthy burgers, she convinced me to quit cigarettes because it is unhealthy, she checks my blood pressure constantly and when it's bad she lets me know and I go to the doctor's" -Jack
12. You basically have your own superhero.
Bryanna and Ryan
"Uhhh, duhhh you should date a nurse because they save lives; you're basically dating a superhero." -Ryan
Isn't this all we wanted as kids?
13. There is no such thing as being "too gross". They've seen it all.
Jocelynn and Brandon
"You should date a nurse because you'll have someone who's able to patch you up after a stupid night out with the guys. Plus, you get a girl who's always responsible and selfless who wears her heart on her sleeve on the job & off. Knows how to be serious, yet still manages to use her sense of humor. Also, I get to pick my nose & fart without her being disgusted by it (MOST TIMES)" -Brandon
14. You're confused a lot because of all the terminology they are excited to share with you, but don't worry they'll explain it. (We know the doctors never do *cough* *cough* another reason to date a nurse).
Julia and Will
"You confuse me with words of nursing that I've never heard of or can barely even pronounce. Be prepared for overthinking and stress. A good thing about dating a nurse would be they know how to help when you get sicky, and it's hard to gross them out." -Will
15. They'll deal with your shit...sometimes
Zoe and Bobby
"Cause they take care of you when you're sick, lol. And they have a lot of patience..."
16. Are you a nurse dating a nurse? You will understand each other and their struggles immensely.
Stanley and Rachel
She said : "You should date a nurse because they're so caring & know how to take care of you & are really smart & hardworking (aka my baby)"
He said: "Date a nurse because they are the most passionate of people. They care harder than anyone else and they will always be concerned with you and making sure you are okay, not just outside with cuts and bruises but on the inside where it counts in your heart. Also like, we just get each other and understand the time and work it takes and that's friggin huge"
AKA, they're basically the same human.
17. You kinda sorta maybe get a free pass to do stupid shit, because your nurse will be there.
Erin and Joe
"You can do stupid shit and not have to worry about going to the hospital because she'll take care of you when you ultimately get hurt"-Joe
18. You have a knight in shining...scrubs? Yea, scrubs. Scrubs are definitely more moveable than armor. They're always ready to come save you.
Mary and Nate
"I would say, 'Dating a nurse is peace of mind knowing that they have things under control when you slice your finger open even though they're an hour away' -Nate
19. If you're still wondering if dating a nurse is best for you, take it from these ladies who LIVE WITH ONE. (They're basically each others significant others).
Sarah (the nurse) with all the ones who put up with her: Maggie, Jenna, Claudia, Sophie, and Mellissa
"They complain about a headache but won't take medicine. They will be unavailable for hours at a time when exams are coming up" -Jenna
"When they come home tired from clinical and get drunk they want to kiss everyone" -Sophie
"You'll learn more than you ever wanted to know about the human body. They'll talk sense into you if you go too deep into WebMD" -Jenna (again; she was very passionate about this topic)
"They become your own personal WebMD, more logical though"- Mellissa
This is a confirmation that everyone else's statements are correct.
20. But honestly though....
Jess and Filip
"The real question is, why would you NOT want to date a nurse?!?" -Filip