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.
Doctors' dating challenges The biggest obstacle young physicians face when it comes to finding a mate: lack of time.
They might have one free night a week — the rest of their time is spent with coworkers.
One of the hallmarks of modern marriage in America is that people tend to marry other people who have similar educational attainments. But a new study suggests that doctor-doctor marriages may need more life-support than others.
In the biggest study of married doctors to date, the American College of Surgeons surveyed nearly 8,000 of its members, 90% of whom were married.
When Sarah Parrott was in her early thirties, most of her single girlfriends spent at least two or three nights a week meeting guys, enjoying dinner dates, or otherwise socializing.
For surgeons married to other surgeons, the picture was even grimmer.
"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.
Of those, half had spouses or partners who did not work outside the home.
About a third of the double-income couples were actually double-doctor duos, and in about a third of those marriages, both partners were surgeons.Lucky for you, a few adjustments and sincere dedication can get your love life on track.