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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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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?"

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.