Heidi Huser, a family practitioner who works in a Minnesota urgent care facility, considers herself a catch — funny, smart, stable, and easygoing.
But some of those qualities make her male suitors insecure, says the 39-year-old.
It seems natural, given how much time they spend together at work.
But for many physicians, dating a fellow doctor comes with its own challenges — think long hours, rigid schedules, and free time spent catching up on sleep, times two.
"He told me I was selfish, I was cold, I didn't like children." The trend of more women becoming physicians has had other ripple effects on the doctor's dating world.
About 16 percent of 1,323 physicians who participated in our 2010 Great American Physician Survey said their spouse or significant other is also a physician.
"A lot of doctors don't have the opportunity to get outside their professional circle and meet new people," says Christie Nightingale, principal of concierge dating service Premier Match, LLC, which caters to busy professionals who don't have time to scout for dates.