Medical school students everywhere take note: if you want a date to go with your degree, it pays to be a surgeon.
According to a survey conducted by UniformDating.com, a dating website “for singles in uniform & for those who like them,” surgeons are the most attractive type of doctor. Out of 1,000 men and women polled, 36% of women and 26% of men picked surgeons as the most datable genera of medical professional. Second place went to pediatricians, who received votes from 28% of women and 23% of men.
So why did surgeons take the top spot? Respondents believed most are practically minded, possess a high IQ, and can remain calm in difficult situations. The fact that surgeons are likely to be “good with their hands” was cited as an additional plus.
There’s even good news for doctors in other fields. While the slice-n-dice types may be seen as the most dateable, a full 89% of those surveyed answered “Hell Yes” when asked if they found doctors in general attractive. According to UniformDating, 41% of men have even flirted with a doctor while in the process of being treated for an injury or illness (women reported doing the same roughly half as often). That’s some serious commitment by doctor-lovers out there.
Unfortunately for psychiatrists, this sentiment does not extend equally to everyone in the medical profession. Only 6% of women and 10% men said they would most like to date a shrink, perhaps fearing that dinner and a movie might feel more like a few hours on Sigmund Freud’s couch.
Before those without an M.D. despair, the survey also offers some dating clues that might be more generally applicable.
UniformDating speculates that “there must be something about that plain, white coat that makes [women] look capable and in command.” Maybe you can’t replace a kidney, but who’s to say you can’t wear a white coat to the office in order to benefit from this love of lab regalia? You’ll just have to hope no one asks for medical advice or things could get awkward.