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The physician dating pool has also been changed by the fact that women have outnumbered men in American medical schools for most of the last decade.
In previous generations, the long hours worked by the mostly male young doctors were tolerated by their partners as simply part of the deal.
The payoff was the promise of future high earnings and hours that would, in time, become more manageable.
But today's young doctors, most of them women, don't want to waste their youth working a backbreaking schedule, in part because they'd like to have children and don't think they can afford to wait.
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Another idea: If you're going on a dinner date, pick restaurants close to your practice or hospital."I think location would definitely help make more time," says Brown.
"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.
"They tell me 'I don't have time to go out and go to bars.'"There's also the fear of intimidating a potential date.