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A 34-year-old female asked:

Date with a doctor tonight, i'm so nervous i heard doctor social skills are bad. trying not to get sick from being so nervous. any advice? maybe i should be tipsy for this? i haven't given a guy a chance with me in a long time.

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Regular guy: A male doctor will be a regular guy -- no special category for doctor unless he has some confidence issues of his own. Their social skills are as variable as anyone else's. Being tipsy on a first date with anyone is not wise. Even doctors can be exploitative, or otherwise not be the ones you want in your life long-term. Good luck to you.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Just be yourself: I am not an expert in relationship, but trying to be someone else is not a good thing. Doctors, (we are people too) like people in any other professions, some are good, some are not so good, some are excellent. So, i would not let the stereotype cause you anxiety. Be yourself. If it works out, congrats. If it is not a right match, maybe the next time. So, don't sweat! good luck.
Last updated May 8, 2016

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