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Dating a doctor: Is anyone good enough?


by Jordan Lillis
03rd Jul 2022

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At 30, I had been Tindering on and off for around five years. Like festival season, the highs were high and the lows were low. Then I started dating a doctor and I am still surprised by people’s reactions when it comes up.

At a work dinner recently, a senior member of staff told me he had heard I have a boyfriend now.  I hadn’t seen this man in months since the company I work for decided to go fully remote and had allowed me to scurry away back home to Galway to live among hardened sea swimmers, cheeky old Claddagh ladies and the odd crazy aunty.   “I hear you have a boyfriend – well done. Does he...

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