This is a trope. Handsome male doctors tend to be a popular love interest in romance novels. Pretty/sexy nurses show up in many types of works as love interests or for fanservice
(there's a reason that the trope namer for Hello, Nurse!
is a nurse, after all). The beautiful nurse who nurses the hero back to health has shown up in enough war stories to be considered a cliché.
This is a trope in the same way that Good-Looking Privates
is a trope: there's an expectation in a lot of fiction that doctors will be handsome and dignified, that nurses will be hot (and, more often than not, skimpily uniformed
), that soldiers will be dashing. It's not just a case of "occupation holder who happens to be hot".
edited 18th Nov '12 2:57:49 PM by DoktorvonEurotrash
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