15 reasons pharmacists make great dates

February 25, 2014

The popular dating site eHarmony recently issued a list of 15 reasons why dating a pharmacist is a good idea, which justifications ranging from the practical to the slightly comical.

The popular dating site eHarmony recently issued a list of 15 reasons why dating a pharmacist is a good idea, with justifications ranging from the practical to the slightly comical.

“The next time you’re picking up a prescription, don’t be afraid to make some intentional eye contact with the cute pharmacist behind the counter,” eHarmony editors wrote in a summary above the list explaining why it considered pharmacists good catches.

Some of the more practical reasons offered were that pharmacists make good salaries and are, at least perceived to be, in high demand. “We’ll always need people to dispense prescriptions and offer over-the-counter medical advice,” eHarmony editors wrote. “Pharmacists are in demand and can work almost anywhere. If your job transfers you across the country, your pharmacist partner will likely be able to transfer, too.”

eHarmony also believes that the skills required to become a pharmacist also translate well into the dating world. “Most pharmacists have strong people skills,” according to the eHarmony editors. “They’re friendly, intuitive, gentle and reassuring.”

 

Since pharmacists are trained to be aware of health needs: “this makes them extremely good listeners” and they “have the ability to make decisions and offer advice on the spot,” eHarmony editors suggested.

The dating site also credited pharmacists with being trustworthy, humble, and knowledgeable. “Pharmacists are humble and wise enough to suggest seeking a doctor’s opinion when they don’t have the answers or diagnostic abilities,” the website said. “Pharmacists play by the rules. People trust them to not take chances when it comes to potentially risky drug interactions.”

And, of course, eHarmony said there are perks that come with the job of pharmacist, including the smart and sexy white lab coat and free blood pressure checks. “They know exactly how to take care of your upset tummy or allergy attacks…[And] sparks will fly. After all, pharmacists have a comprehensive knowledge of ‘chemistry.’ ”