OK, I have been interested in pediatrics for a long time. I've always loved kids and have a great rapport with them. However, I've recently realized that it is pretty unlikely that I'll ever get married because I have had terrible luck with men thus far(and for those who were wondering I'm still attracted to them in spite of this ) and the statistics are just not in my favor as a single 24-year old medical student (first year at TUSM for those who haven't seen my posts). I'm just worried that parents of children will not be comfortable bringing their children to see someone who doesn't have a husband or kids of their own (and before writing a thoughtless reply please remember that people CAN tell if you are married by the presence of a wedding ring in the majority of cases). People can be very judgemental and I don't want my patients (or their parents in this case) to be uncomfortable around me, so maybe I should find a different specialty. What do you all think? If so, what would be a good specialty to go into? I'm not inclined toward surgery because of my poor small muscle coordination (though I'm sure I'd find it fascinating), and want as much patient contact as possible.