He was named the ‘sexiest doctor alive’ by People magazine, but Dr Mike says the perks of dating a doctor run deeper than sex appeal.
The second-year medical resident from New York told Daily Mail Australia that doctors are dedicated, committed and compassionate – and having a stethoscope only betters the cause.
The handsome doctor, who has more than one million followers on Instagram, spoke out after it was revealed by dating app Coffee Meets Bagel that single Australian women rate doctors as the most attractive male profession.
‘Sexiest doctor alive’: Dr Mike, who is a second year medical resident in New York, has revealed why people in his profession are attractive to singles
Relationship qualities: He said doctors are dedicated, committed and passionate
Love struck: Data from dating app Coffee Meets Bagel revealed doctors are the most attractive profession in a man while women in start-ups are most attractive
‘Doctors are very popular with women,’ he said.
‘The field of medicine is one you have to have a lot of dedication to enter.
‘It shows you’re really committed, and that’s one of the most important factors women look for in a relationship.’
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Compassionate: ‘The field of medicine is one you have to have a lot of dedication to enter,’ he said
Best traits: Dr Mike said if you are committed to your work, it shows you can be committed to a relationship
‘McDreamy’: Dr Mike has more than one million followers on Instagram where she shares photos of his life and work
Coffee Meets Bagel, that launched in Australia in 2015, revealed single Aussies looking for love are particular about their future partner’s profession.
Single ladies listed doctors as their preferred profession, and while they’re endearing qualities are appealing, the big pay cheque could also be part of the appeal.
The average Australian GP can earn anywhere between $150,000 and $350,000 annually, close to five times the average full time wage of $74,724 before tax.
Following doctors were men who worked in finance, law, start-ups or marketing, which suggests women still seek the security of traditional high earning job roles from their male counterparts.
Doctor appeal: Women who are doctors are listed as the fifth most attractive profession behind start-ups, fashion, consulting and marketing
A suited suitor: Men who work in law, finance or marketing are attractive to women
Showing ambition: Men who work in start-up businesses are also attractive to women
On the other hand, Aussie men rated women in start-ups, fashion, consulting, marketing and medicine as most attractive showing they too are after high-flying go-getters.
Dr Mike, who has been dubbed the real life McDreamy, said for him it was more important that a person was ‘passionate and motivated’ in their field, whatever that may be.
‘If they’re lacklustre, or not motivated or driven in whatever they choose to do at work, it translates in to their everyday life,’ he said.
And when it comes to planning the perfect date, the eligible bachelor said he is all about excitement.
‘The best date I’ve had would probably have to be one where I went hiking to a big mountain here in New York,’ he said.
Fashion forward: Women who work in fashion are among those professions found attractive to men
Adrenalin rush: Dr Mike said he likes exciting dates and said one girl took him hiking in the mountains
‘My date surprised me, because I’m usually the one giving the tour and explaining how to do things but she was a very experienced rock climber and took me to the highest part of the mountain.’
Dr Mike said his worst dating experience saw him the victim of catfishing.
‘I was talking with somebody through the internet and exchanging photos and having long, in-depth life conversations,’ he said.
‘And when it came down to the time to meet it was a completely different individual.
‘They thought it would be cool or funny to play a joke on me.’
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Win a date: Dr Mike has teamed up with Coffee Meets Bagel to raise funds for his foundation – and one person can win an all-expenses-paid date with him
Unlucky in love: Teachers were listed by both men and women as an unattractive profession
But while doctors and entrepreneurs tick all the boxes, teachers and engineers are listed by both men and women as the least attractive profession.
Coffee Meets Bagel has partnered with Dr Mike to raise funds for his charity, the Limitless Tomorrow Foundation, that aims to break financial barriers so people can achieve their goals, and participants could win an all-expenses-paid date with the ‘sexiest doctor alive’.
Dr Mike’s top tips for a great date? Don’t just talk about yourself as it shows you don’t care to learn about the other person.