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Lissa, 39, OB/GYN

http://www.owningpink.com/

You’ve studied anatomy. Is it true what they say about men with big feet?

I don’t know about that. My Gross Anatomy cadaver (we called him Sven, God rest his soul) was totally hung, but he had very small feet. So I’d say you can’t judge a schlong by its footprint.

Do you think your profession has helped you get a date?

Do guys who hit on you by saying, "Will you be my doctor?" count? As a gynecologist, my standard brush off was "I don’t do men." If you’re looking to date a doctor, being one helps, since you’re surrounded by them. But otherwise, it’s kind of a liability as a woman. A lot of guys can’t handle really strong, professional women.



What turns you off when you’re reading an online dating profile?

Bare-chested photos. Come on, guys. Leave a little mystery. Our imaginations are the best aphrodisiacs and we don’t need you to spell it all out for us, rectus abdominus muscle by rectus abdominus muscle.

What’s the most creative location for a first date?

My favorite first date is a hike. I figure, worst-case scenario, you still get a workout, and there’s no fussing with primping and vanity. If your date doesn’t find you sexy in your hiking boots, forget it. And if you hit it off, there’s nothing more romantic than natural beauty.

Have you ever faked an emergency to get out a bad date?

Yes. I’ve gone to the bathroom, called a girlfriend, and told her to page me in five minutes. Five minutes later, back at the dinner table, I called the "hospital," apologized to my date, and beat it out of there.

David, 41, pediatrician



I went on a really great first date and I haven’t heard from the guy. How long should I wait before contacting him? Or should I just let it go?

First, check with your mobile-phone provider to make sure you still have service. Next, call the hospitals and morgues in town to see if he’s turned up. If he has a wife, do not contact her. You probably have your answer. If all this fails, assume he has major mother issues and be grateful he didn’t waste another precious moment of your life.

What’s the most creative location for a first date?

Her place. You may score or suffer immediate rejection, but either way you save cab fare.

We’ve seen what happens in the call rooms on Grey’s Anatomy. What happens in a real hospital call room?  

Many of the same things that happen on Grey’s Anatomy, but involving people who are much less attractive.

I nicked myself while shaving in a guy’s bathroom. Is it okay for me to peek inside his medicine cabinet and look for a Band-Aid?

Absolutely. Alternately you can just ask if he has any Oxycontin. If the answer is "yes," run bleeding down the street and don’t look back.

I’ve hooked up with a guy a few times, and I’d like to have "The Talk," but I’m not sure how to initiate it, since I don’t want to scare him off. Any suggestions?

I would suggest initiating "The Talk" just as you’re hooking up the next time. Guys tend to be pretty agreeable around then.


     

  

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Pamela L. Wible, 41, M.D.

www.idealmedicalpractice.org

Do you think your profession has helped you get a date?

Yes. Hoards of Jewish men are interested in me. I’m supposed to make their Jewish mothers happy.

I’ve read that psychiatry has the highest divorce rate among doctors. Any idea what specialties are the best in bed?

I was with a pediatric urologist once. Wouldn’t recommend. I haven’t ranked the others yet. Maybe a double-blind study? Doctors get off on graphs and charts. I’d love to see something like this presented at a national conference.

We’ve seen what happens in the call rooms on Grey’s Anatomy. What happens in a real hospital call room?

A little bit of everything. Lesbian gynecologists tend to have a lot of fun in there.

What do the contents of a medicine cabinet tell me about my date?

Fear of germs. Hypochondriac tendencies. Addiction to homeopathic medications. If you find his misplaced stamp collection he may be a secret philanderer.

I’ve hooked up with a guy a few times, and I’d like to have "The Talk," but I’m not sure how to initiate it, since I don’t want to scare him off. Any suggestions?

Don’t hold back. Open your mouth and let it fly. If he flies away he was never yours.

Tom Hyland Robertson, 36, chiropractor

www.wholechiro.com

I went on a really great first date and I haven’t heard from the guy. How long should I wait before contacting him? Or should I just let it go?

If a man doesn’t contact you within the next forty-eight hours, he’s probably not into you. If he really had a great time, he’ll probably be calling or texting you within the first day. But there’s no reason you can’t call him if you’re into him.

I’ve read that psychiatry has the highest divorce rate among doctors. Any idea what specialties are the best in bed?

I’d have to say chiropractors — the name, which is Greek, translates to: chiro = hands, praktik = use of. . . And even better are chiropractors who practice yoga. My clinic has an on-site yoga studio. Flexibility is very important!

My girlfriend is completely silent during sex. Any ideas on getting her to relax and be more vocal?

Talk to her and find out what she likes to do, and focus on her needs. Maybe when she realizes that you’re paying attention to her and being considerate she’ll loosen up a bit.

What erogenous zone is most underutilized?

I suspect the P-spot — I’d guess that most guys are too inhibited to ask for it and many women are too grossed out by the idea.

I nicked myself while shaving in a guy’s bathroom. Is it okay for me to peek inside his medicine cabinet and look for a Band-Aid?

I would ask your guy for it — everyone wants to be a hero coming to the rescue. And it might even turn into a good game of playing "doctor."

What’s the best thing about dating a doctor? The worst?

Best: He’s always going to know EVERYthing about your anatomy.
Worst: He’s always going to know EVERYthing about your anatomy.

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