Dating or marrying a nurse has it’s ups and downs. On one hand, you’ve got yourself a partner with a great career and natural care-giving abilities that your friends are totally jealous of. But, sometimes you might realize that being with a nurse means you’re going to have to get accustomed to their hectic schedule, too. But generally speaking, when you’re lucky enough to be able to “play doctor” with your nurse almost every night, there’s a bunch of reasons to feel blessed.
7 Benefits of Dating a Nurse
1. Free Medical Consultation
Nurses can know just what to do in times of emergencies so it’s always nice to have one around. It doesn’t matter whether you get a snakebite while camping, break a bone, or start running a fever; nurses always know what to do. Plus, hypochondriacs can rejoice because they usually know when a trip to the hospital is actually necessary. Dating a nurse could literally end up saving your life one day.
2. Unsurpassed Compassion
Nurses are some of the most loving people in the world. Who better than to spend your life with than a professional caregiver? One study found that nurses are the #1 most respected profession due to their strong levels of compassion for other people.
3. Expert Listeners
Communication is the key. When your partner is a nurse they are used to mindfully paying attention to what you say and being able to provide thoughtful feedback. Nurses don’t just nod their heads and go along with what you’re saving, but actually show you that they care. After all, in their profession, they have to take on crazy amounts of vital information all day.
4. Qualified in the Art of Stain-removal & Other Challenges
Nurses pretty much can get stains out of anything. I mean think about it. They’re so used to constantly getting a plethora of “exotic” stains out of their scrubs that a little wine on the carpet is nothing! It’s really an advantage if a nurse parents a child because you know that they are able to roll with the punches with the messes that kids love to make.
5. Strong (Emotionally & Physically)
Sure, we all have a lot of stress on our plates in our jobs, no matter where we work. But, if we think it’s tough to get our daily tasks done without going nuts then try keeping in a good mood when patients pass away, bedpans need changed, or we have to deal with crazy demands of unruly patients or their unpleasant families. Nurses can take on just about anything that comes their way. Therefore, you know that dating or marrying a nurse means they can overcome just about any challenge with a smile on their face. Plus, nurses will never tell you something is too gross so you probably always have someone willing to smash their own spiders.
6. They’ve Got Great Job Security
I’m not saying you should ever marry someone for money. But, you do know when you get with a nurse that they are going to be able to gainfully be employed and bring home a more than respectable living. The unemployment rate for nurses is less than 2%.
7. They Help Guide Through Challenges
Nurses can help you go through sort of scary, grown-up chores such as figuring out what kind of insurance plan to take, for example. Nurses are skilled in thoughtfully and calmly formulating plans for success. (Nurses are really good at “adulting.”)