If that cute stranger at your friend’s housewarming party tells you he’s a neurologist, don’t write him off as “too smart” or “too busy” for love. (Really, is there such a thing as “too smart”? Brains are beautiful.) Give the guy a chance.
Here are 15 reasons to date a neurologist:
1. Neurologists are “brainy.” Smart is sexy. So are puns.
2. Unlike that time you dated a stand-up comedian, your date’s career will impress both your friends and your parents.
3. Tired of dating deadbeats who can’t pay their way? Neurologists make a good living, and most have job security.
4. Neurologists are doing what they love. It takes a lot of schooling — usually a four-year undergrad, four-year medical degree, and three-year residency — to become a neurologist. So not only is your date super-smart and determined, he/she is probably working in the field on purpose.
5. Neurologists are ambitious. See #4.
6. While the work can be demanding, shifts are typically more reasonable than other physicians’.
7. Even when hours do get crazy, keep in mind that your date will have up to six weeks of vacation time.
8. Believe the stats: According to a MedScape Lifestyle Report, neurologists are the least likely of all physicians to get divorced.
9. Neurologists are doing important, challenging and rewarding work. They’re proud of what they do.
10. Your date can handle life’s tough stuff. Neurologists are often dealing with difficult things and breaking sad news to their patients.
11. Neurologists spend their days trying to help people, hopefully alleviating pain and curing neurological disorders.
12. Want someone with a great “bedside manner”? Your date is likely able to communicate complicated things clearly and tragic things compassionately.
13. Neurologists are curious, constantly engaged in research. They want to know how things work.
14. Want to learn how your brain works? Just ask. Related: your date will be empathetic if you cancel because of a migraine.
15. Neurologists are great problem-solvers. Unanswered questions are a challenge, not a stumbling block.
Why else should one date a neurologist?