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    Updated on Sep 2, 2020. Posted on Mar 7, 2016

    24 Things Everyone Who Dates A Doctor Will Understand

    Let's talk about those hours.

    1. Your S.O.'s working hours are probably not the same as yours.

    2. And they've forced you to redefine your idea of what "busy" means.

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    They're always going to be busier than you, no matter what you have going on.

    3. You rarely make any fixed plans together.

    The toughest part of dating a doctor would be how they're always 45 mins late for dates because the 7 dates they had before yours went long.

    It doesn't matter if it's Christmas Day; their patient is only going into labour once.

    4. But on the rare occasion that they can commit to a date and a time, it makes you really happy.

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    You can now see the logic of syncing your calendars and using date apps.

    5. That said, you're usually the "planner" in the relationship.

    6. Dating a doctor has definitely made you more understanding.

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    You have to accept it when they come home and all they want to do is Netflix and chill (and not always the fun kind).

    7. And it takes a lot to gross you out nowadays.

    8. But when they do get real downtime, it's pretty damn blissful.

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    Having less time together makes you appreciate it more.

    9. Because your S.O. seriously knows how to have fun.

    10. You've also become an ace at medical-themed gifts.

    11. You know the best hacks for removing blood stains.

    12. And you've never had to go to hospital to get your stitches removed.

    13. Given the nature of their job, your OH always comes home exhausted.

    14. So a lot of your date nights are spent falling asleep in front of Netflix.

    15. You watch a lot of Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, and House together.

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    Grey's for the unrealistic situations and hot doctors, Scrubs for the feels, and House for the puzzles. And your S.O. sits there tearing apart the proposed medical problems.

    16. And because you spend so much time with their friends, you really get the junior doctor strikes.

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    In fact, you feel pretty bloody passionate about them.

    17. Having a doctor around the house is useful whenever you get sick.

    Who doesn't love having a personal WebMD?

    18. But everyone assumes that you have a free drug supply on hand at all times.

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    Which isn't entirely true. They are great for completely nullifying your cancer/lump/swine flu scares though.

    19. You're both pretty hot on what sterilization actually means.

    20. Even though you both try not to bring work home, you know they do.

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    And that worries you a little bit.

    21. Which is why you're a great listener.

    22. If you're dating someone studying Meds, you know you have it tougher than most.

    23. Which is why you kind of pray they'll specialise as a GP.

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    Just for the family-friendly hours.

    24. But regardless of their speciality, you're damn proud of them.

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