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21 Secrets People Who Date Nurses Will Never Tell You

"Honey, why is my pizza in a biohazard bag?"

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1. You thought that dating a nurse would be like this:

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2. But you soon discover that it's a lot more like this:

"Hey baby, want to fool around?" "NO TOO TIRED."

3. You quickly get used to dates being cancelled.

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Especially if you're dating a trauma nurse. After all, accident victims need them way more than you do.

4. And you've probably spent more than your fair share of romantic occasions in a hospital canteen.

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"Happy Valentine's Day, darling! I bought you this milkshake and a diabetes testing kit." "Uhhh, thanks?"

5. You can never guarantee that you'll get to spend the holidays with them, either.

Instead, you pack them off with a paper plate of turkey and potatoes, which they probably won't have time to eat anyway.
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Instead, you pack them off with a paper plate of turkey and potatoes, which they probably won't have time to eat anyway.

6. You can always rely on them to have an entertaining or gross story to share on dates.

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Mainly about stuff guys have put up their butts.

7. But sometimes they go a little too far.

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"When I turned around she had faeces smeared all over her face arms, hands, and some even got in her mouth! More beef stew, honey?"

8. You spend a hell of a lot of your time listening to them complain about doctors, too.

Mainly just saying: "Uh huh? No way!" and nodding while they tell you about a patronising medical student or a stuck-up consultant.
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Mainly just saying: "Uh huh? No way!" and nodding while they tell you about a patronising medical student or a stuck-up consultant.

9. But at the same time, you kind of like how direct and to the point they can be.

"Yeah, bae doesn't take any shit from anyone." "Even you?" "Especially not me."
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"Yeah, bae doesn't take any shit from anyone." "Even you?" "Especially not me."

10. If you live together, your bookshelves look like this:

11. ...and your bed usually looks like this:

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Because if they're not working, they're usually studying.

12. You spend a lot of time being a guinea pig too.

This is my Sunday dating a nurse needing IV practice.

Don't date a nurse if you don't like needles.

13. They fill your house with gross hospital stuff.

"Urgh, why would anyone want this keyring?" Nurse: "Hey I'll take it."
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"Urgh, why would anyone want this keyring?" Nurse: "Hey I'll take it."

14. Which means you find some pretty damn weird things lying around the place.

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Well, that's one way to package leftovers I guess.

15. But on the plus side, you're never short of medical supplies.

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Because it's always handy to have a laxative saline enema around the house.

16. Their taste in shoes is usually a bit...questionable.

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At any given moment, your shared closet contains about seven pairs of Crocs, some neon trainers, and two pairs of waterproof clogs.

17. You quickly learn not to piss them off when they're shifting from day shifts to night shifts.

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It's like PMS crossed with a hangover crossed with jet lag, and if you put a foot wrong you'll end up in the firing line.

18. You wish you could be there to help with all the difficult stuff they have to face each day.

19. But you know that their awesome colleagues have their back.

Even if you do get ~slightly~ jealous about the large amount of time they get to spend with your boo.
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Even if you do get ~slightly~ jealous about the large amount of time they get to spend with your boo.

20. You love it when other people appreciate them as much as you do.

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When they come home and tell you about a patient who thanked them, or a present they were given, it really makes your day.

21. And you'll support them no matter what.

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It would be nice if they could quit sharing those poop stories, though.