June 20, 2006 5:19 AM Subscribe
Is it appropriate to ask out a nurse that was treating you at a hospital?
posted by zerokey to human relations (34 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I took myself to the hospital last night because I thought I was having a heart attack (nope...just a nasty panic attack..phew!)
The attending nurse was simply wonderful. The other nurses were nice, but the main nurse just knocked me off my feet.
Towards the end when I was feeling better, we were chatting a bit, and it -felt- mutually flirtatious. She made a comment about my eyes that I can't quite remember, but I remember it feeling like a compliment. Unfortunately, I'm a really poor judge of whether someone is flirting with me or not (if I think they are, they probably aren't...and I have to be beaten over the head to recognize if they ARE).
It has been a long time since I've been attracted to anyone, much less crushing on (I get stupid giggly when I think about her).
I tend to shy away from asking out people who are in a customer service type position. I always assume that people get asked out so many times with all of the encounters they have with "customers", so why add another annoying flirt to the pile? But she's just wow.
I recognize that this may be a situation where an attraction instantly developed because she was good and kind and soothing during a time of great panic and fear for me. I'm also not dead, so there's a great deal of happiness wrapped up in that. Am I overthinking this? I don't know. Would getting in touch with her to ask her out be creepy? Bad? Innapropriate?