Saturday, February 14, 2015

On whether one should or should not date a veterinarian

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Popcorn gives Flash a peck on the cheek.

Since its Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d feature a post on the pros (and woes) of going out with a veterinarian.

Online matchmaking service eHarmony ran a piece entitled “15 Reasons to Date a Veterinarian”.

“Next time you catch yourself flirting with the cute vet,” it begins, “ask her out”. Citing “plenty” of reasons to date a vet, eHarmony provides a tantalising sampler of just 15.

Best to read them yourself here. Cue uproarious laughter.

Are you thinking what I am thinking? That the author has never met a real, three dimensional veterinarian in the flesh?

(I don’t think it really matters to the eHarmony staff…their reasons for dating a nurse are surprisinglysimilar – these writers obviously have a fetish for scrubs and a limited sense of smell).

Blogger Once Kitten, Twice Shy published a rebuttal, which deserves to be read in full here.

Well said. Especially rebuttals to points 5, 6 and 7. 

If you need something a little less cynical, here’s a cute YouTube compilation featuring some interspecies interaction.