(Closed) Am I the only one who doesn’t want to marry a Dr.?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Member
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I honestly don’t know many people who refer to non medical doctors as “Doctor”, so I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

Post # 4
Member
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I agree with@KatyElle: the only time I see “Dr” used in the non medical sense is professionally.  Like an educational article or a professor.  I think you’re in the clear

Post # 5
Member
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Even if he’s a “doctor” (albeit non-medical) he is still a Mr. 

Post # 6
Member
612 posts
Busy bee

We had a chemistry teacher in high school with a non-medical PhD who insisted we refer to her as Dr. We all thought it was pompous and a bit sad. Then again we were 16 year olds…

Post # 7
Member
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Nothing to worry about! Half of the population does not know how to formally address people as it is!

Post # 8
Member
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@KatyElle: I do, but I live in the same town as a major research university and my Fiance is a non-MD Doctor, so a lot of her friends are Dr., as well.

Post # 9
Member
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

usually, unless he is a professor, he will not be reffered to as doctor.

Post # 9
Member
45 posts
Newbee

slightly off tanget BUT!, when i was working overseas, some of my co-workers said they didnt want to marry a doctor because they have a large social pool of nurses and other doctors they could tap

Post # 10
Member
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - The Old Field Club

I’m going to be a medical doctor when we get married, and I keep joking that they will have to introduce us as Mr and Dr.  But I am only joking to sound obnoxious.  Regardless of the title you have, at weddings it is fine to ignoer them and just say mr and mrs…..

Post # 11
Member
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

For the wedding you can definitely use Mr. and Mrs.  Especially if he’s ok with it.  I agree with @MASPA that it’s mainly reserved for a professional setting or whenever you’d use their full title like on invitations.  But just because he’s a psychologist doesn’t make him any less of a doctor.  I always get annoyed when people say “well your not REALLY a Dr.”  The majority of my family has their doctorate so that’s probably why I get so touchy about it! But that’s another issue! For the wedding its perfectly acceptable if he’s comfortable with it!

Post # 12
Member
244 posts
Helper bee

i’m a doctor of pharmacy!  but no i don’t want to be refered to as doctor when i get married.

Post # 14
Member
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m a non medical “doctor and no one has ever refered to me as Dr. outside of a professional setting.

Post # 15
Member
14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Never thought about this outside the medical dr, I know a ton of PhDs (engineering) and dont think any of them refer to themselves or are addressed as Dr.

The topic ‘Am I the only one who doesn’t want to marry a Dr.?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors