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    I'm a proud & enthusiastic paediatric nurse. I'm also a heterosexual guy. I work long, unsocial hours and as you can imagine, 95% of my immediate colleagues are female.

    I don't seem to have much luck in the relationships department. Obviously, one of the first things that comes up in conversation with a girl is what I do for a living.

    I feel like before they've even got to know me as a person, they're instantly turned off simply by the nature of my job. I'm hoping I'll be proved wrong, but is it really a turn off?

    Thanks in advance
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    I don't think it is a turn off...
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    Goes to show how gender specific jobs will always be ingrained in many knuckle heads' brains.
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    for me it would be the opposite of a turn off....... if someone doesnt want to be with you cos youre a male nurse then they are not someone you want to date anyway. I wouldn't worry if I were you. The only problem I can see would be your working hours but all nurses would have that issue - not just male ones - I assume you don't want to date any of your colleagues?
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    I would never see that as a turn off, ever!
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    Not a turn off nope.
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    (Original post by Jenx301)
    for me it would be the opposite of a turn off....... if someone doesnt want to be with you cos youre a male nurse then they are not someone you want to date anyway. I wouldn't worry if I were you. The only problem I can see would be your working hours but all nurses would have that issue - not just male ones - I assume you don't want to date any of your colleagues?
    Thanks... It's a perception I have, and given yours and the other responses, it's proving to be just that - my perception

    As lovely as all my colleagues are, I don't see them that way and I wouldn't want to risk mixing business and pleasure!
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    Certainly not a turn off in terms of the job itself - in fact, the qualities needed to be a good nurse would suggest that the person was otherwise someone I'd probably like a lot. Though long and unsociable hours would leave less time than usual for being able to develop and nurture a relationship, which is where I think things might get difficult.
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    Definitely not a turn off!! I would guess that girls would be chasing you because your profession shows a caring personality with a big heart!!
 
 
 
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