Doctors' dating challenges The biggest obstacle young physicians face when it comes to finding a mate: lack of time.
The payoff was the promise of future high earnings and hours that would, in time, become more manageable.
But today's young doctors, most of them women, don't want to waste their youth working a backbreaking schedule, in part because they'd like to have children and don't think they can afford to wait.
"If you don't have to travel half an hour or 45 minutes to get to your date, you can definitely spend half an hour or 45 minutes at your date."And if you can't find a free night for dinner, consider embracing nontraditional first dates, like breakfast at a diner or an afternoon workout."I've had dates in the hospital cafeteria," says Christophersen.
"It's not ideal, but it's something."Rules while on the date Okay, so you've scored a date. But before you yank off the stethoscope and head out the door, you'll need to keep a few things in mind: Clean up before you go out.
' We finally had them meet on a Tuesday night, and they really hit it off with one another."When you finally do score a date, whether through a friend, matchmaking service, or chance encounter in a hospital parking lot at 4 a.m., try to lay out some ground rules."If you know your schedule ahead of time, you should be able to say, 'Hey, there's an 80 percent chance I'll be available but there's a 20 percent chance I'll have to reschedule,'" says Sarah Kawasaki, a Baltimore-based, 35-year-old internal medicine resident who had to do just that while dating her husband.