Medical school and dating
We loved how Ok Cupid conducted a similar study (but with race), so we emulated their methodology in this study. FYI – For those of you who are not familiar with Coffee Meets Bagel, here’s an example of what a member’s profile looks like on Coffee Meets Bagel (this is mine).
She spends all day listening to patients, lecturers, residents, attending doctors, so she's basically a professional listener. If she gets a muffin at 6 every morning from the same place and you ask her to try a new place, she might have a breakdown, so just accept it and move on. You will then think you had the most boring day ever by comparison and also wonder WTF the Bristol stool scale is. You could fart and have diarrhea at the same time, and she wouldn't flinch. I've talked to aspiring surgeons who told me not to date aspiring surgeons, so I know what I'm talking about) and you'll be fine. Medical residents work 24-hour shifts that may turn into 28 or 30 hours.Those residents also told her boyfriend, who is not in medical school, that school would now be Alyka’s No. The couple, she says, remains mindful of that truth, but prioritizes making the most of their limited time together.Although medical school forges a bond of commonality where relationships are often a natural outgrowth, some medical students prefer not to date within their class. Basically, "I love you but I'll see you in five years" is something she's told you as a joke that was not a joke at all. You'll assume she can fix any medical problems you have and you will almost always be wrong. Because even once she finishes finals, there's always another final. And then a presentation and an oral exam and a 500-page review textbook to read.Unless it's the day after a 24-hour call day, in which case haha, no, she already fell asleep. Plan every date at least 10 years in advance, if possible. To her, it is her job, and an everyday occurrence that she talks to people about. The field is damn competitive, and every spot for residency is coveted. This also means she to sleep, and often at weird hours. This will push you to work your hardest and to be your best, which is second nature for her.
Hint: She will just give you aspirin and a lot of the time, it'll fix everything. She gives terrifying new meaning to the term "type A." Med students and doctors generally have some form of OCD or, at the very least, a seriously regimented routine, and you better get used to it because she is physically and emotionally incapable of altering it in any way. Whether it's a cool patient she saw that day, a surgery she observed, the size and quality of a poop her patient had (no, but seriously, check out the Bristol stool scale), you'll hear about it.
You might also be the pickiest of the bunch, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with a man who knows what he wants.
Women & Their MDs So, while you ladies are loving your male counterparts in the medical field, you’re going to have to settle for second place.
Here at CMB, we know that our users are intelligent — you’re smart enough to have chosen us after all!
Joking aside, what you may not know is that we are indeed, statistically, a favorite among highly educated professionals.
But some medical students are balancing the demands of both—navigating their way through lessons, exams, clinicals and romance.