If the idea of calling your best friend and family with news that you’re on a mission to meet single doctors leaves them nonplussed and grinning, they probably expect no less from you when you set a goal and strive to meet it!
Fact is, meeting single doctors is an admirable mission: fall in love with the right one, and the sky’s the limit as you move into the future as a major part of your love’s support team. You won’t have to worry about paying the bills, either, once you’re Mr. or Mrs. Doctor.
But before you pick out proper wedding attire, you’ve got to meet your prince or princess. Are you worried about where and how to meet a doctor to marry? Leave that to us. We’ve got ideas you can take to the bank, the jewelry store and the reception venues you’ll check out down the road once you’ve met your match.
11 Practical ways to meet single doctors
Here’s your pre-search mantra: “Doctors are just like me.” They go places, do things and engage in activities that match your interests, so open your mind to the possibilities and your search will be successful and fun! Our single doctors dating guide gives you 11 options, but don’t be surprised if more ideas pop into your head while you read.
Method #1: Visit a professional dating site
Don’t waste your time on websites that don’t offer opportunities to meet professionals with ambitions and aspirations. A great example of the website that can speed up your search is Elite Dating, where plenty of single doctors can be found.
The name is a dead giveaway about the caliber of men and women you’ll run into when you frequent Elite Dating, and you can depend upon running into fewer frogs on this site, too. This resource is serious about its mission to match up professionals, which makes your search for single doctors even more efficient and streamlined.
Method #2: Get a hobby
Physician Melissa Young, writing for the Physicians Practice website, urges doctors who lead “very stressful lives” to acquire hobbies in order to relieve the stress they suffer when patients “their well-being, and their lives, into our hands.”
To deal with this stress, says Dr. Young, single doctors form basement bands, go to rifle ranges, take up hockey, run marathons, travel and explore the arts. Identify your interest, pursue it and you’ll find single doctors who share your passion, so your relationship gets off to a good start.
Method #3: Get thee to church services
… if you hope to run into single doctors looking for love. You may already have encountered statistics about how going to church helps one live longer, so why not chat up the minister, priest or rabbi since they’re already in the matchmaking business?
Singles groups at houses of worship tend to attract serious people with serious ambitions and careers, so it makes good sense to up your chances of finding the right single doctors at these meet-ups, and you’ll already have identified a ready-made officiant for your nuptials.
Method #4: Find single doctors on Facebook
If your only reason for visiting your Facebook page is to post videos of your cat’s antics, time to expand your use of this valuable resource. Writer Fatema Yasmine was so enamored with the idea of finding the ideal guy or gal on Facebook, she even wrote an article about it.
If this former manager of a personalized matchmaking service can’t give you great pointers on finding single doctors on Facebook, perhaps you can contact Mark Zuckerberg directly and complain to him!
Method #5: Flock to the right places
The dubious bar you head for after work with your buds isn’t going to be packed with single doctors looking for love–but yacht clubs, country clubs and high-end champagne bars are fertile territory for singles seeking medical degree-bearing professionals.
“Forbes” magazine recommends perusing area restaurants that are favorably listed by “Zagat’s”, calculating the average meal price for the most elegant eateries and making a short list of those with the highest tabs. That’s where you’ll find a treasure trove of wealthy diners, some of whom may make house calls.
Method #6: Learn to play golf
It’s a ticket to more than great day on green turf; it’s also the place to find a spouse rolling in green if your backhand attracts the attention of single female doctors or single male doctors. Sign up to play nine or 18 holes and if you happen to slip when chasing a ball into a water feature, you might have your ankle attended to by a doctor playing the back nine.
There’s bound to be a medical professional or two hanging around the clubhouse. If you’d prefer not to risk life or limb, did you know that “the American Singles Golf Association has 62 chapters across the country”? We got that scoop from “Golf Digest”. One more tip: make sure you can tell the difference between a tee and a t-shirt before you show up to play.
Method #7: Get charitable
Show off your compassion for others by attending charity events where folks arrive dressed to the nines; pockets and purses stuffed with plastic and other currencies. Hospital-related philanthropic events cram more card-carrying AMA members into one room than other high-profile fundraisers. It pays to check with local hospitals to find out when their auxiliaries plan to throw their next affairs.
Canada’s Charity Intelligence, a unique listing of charitable events, requires one to do some digging to cull affairs staged by the medical community from those supporting other entities, but it’s a great place to start: We were unable to dig up a central U.S. resource, but you can use your favorite search engine to sleuth out listings in your geographic area.
Method #8: Run marathons
There’s a reason doctors prescribe running as an excellent way to stay healthy. They know that marathons are the world’s best incentive to get and stay fit because athletes must work out on a regular basis so they’re prepared to compete.
If you like to run, you know that marathons are famous for the post-run parties staged to reward competitors for all of their hard work, so your chances of meeting single doctors increase if you stick around for the fun. Besides, by staying in shape you show eligible doctors that you care about the way you look in shorts–and without them.
Method #9: Show up at medical conventions
Talk about the mother lode! Want to know how to meet a doctor boyfriend? Volunteer to help staff medical conventions, meetings and seminars, attend symposia, or just hang around headquarters hotels that host medical professionals attending these affairs.
Where to get information on these annual events? By bookmarking the nation’s largest professional societies—-from the American Medical Association to the American Veterinary Association and every specialty in-between. When a convention is staged in close proximity to your home, make plans to hang out. Don’t skip dental association meetings, either.
Method #10: Dine at hospital eateries
Once upon a time, food served at hospital cafeterias was nothing to write home about, but these days, institutions understand the importance of making their facilities more attractive and appealing. As a result, they hire trained chefs rather than “food workers” and plenty of them have upgraded their menus dramatically.
Doctors and surgeons pushed to the limit due to hectic scheduling demands will take meals on site, and you won’t have trouble recognizing them. Follow the scrubs; read the name tags and look for wedding rings. You’ve got to eat, right? You may as well grab a bite while seeking single doctors looking for love.
Method #11: Shop where the docs shop
Whether it’s high-end department stores or gourmet food emporiums, doctors must grocery shop and buy clothing. We have it on good authority that they don’t troll clearance sales at Walmart looking for jeans. Most were happy to kiss goodbye the bargain venues they frequented while struggling through medical school.
Until someone comes up with a “what doctors eat” guide, there’s no authority on the care and feeding of single doctors, though our money is on deli sections where meats are freshly-cut and the cheeses come in exotic varieties. Boutique take-out sushi shops could satisfy your cravings, too. Need more input on this topic? When you meet doctors, ask them where they shop for food and duds. A little research can pay big dividends.