Every relationship has its own difficulties; it just happens that when the military’s involved, there’s a special breed of inevitable obstacles that spring up.
Researching this post, I found much of the advice for military girlfriends discouraging. It made me think back to my days as a military girlfriend and how small the military community made me feel at times. I was a young professional with a career and my own money.
It hurt most at the time because my service member and I had been together for years. In the civilian community, people wouldn’t dream of constantly reminding you of “your place.”.
They commit themselves to a purpose, and to one another, all for a greater cause. Just knowing that they are capable of devoting themselves to something else outside of themselves shows a level of unselfishness and integrity that frankly, a lot of people in general don’t seem to have. They haven’t all traveled the world on deployments.
But they know what’s going on in the world, because it’s their job to know, and for many, it’s the reason they joined the military in the first place. Articles about, well, dating, often get more views and social media shares than stories about ISIS and conflict in the Ukraine.
No matter which branch of the armed forces you serve in, the job you do should be no barrier in finding true love.
That being said, it is good to keep a few things in mind to make the most of romance when you’re serving in the military.
Military men seem pretty great at getting the ladies, and not just during Fleet Week in NYC, where hundreds of hot young Navy guys are greeted on the shores of N. Sorry, boys, it’s not just those things, though the uniforms and muscles do help.
“Normal” guys love to write their appeal off as “the uniform,” or the fact that they’re usually in great shape.
Guys in the military are focused on what’s important, our national security, and helping the world as a whole become safer.
Caring about things that actually matter is pretty hot. They may deploy for six months at a time, maybe a whole year.
Military life tends to take over a bit from time to time, but remember your individuality. Doing this will help your survive long deployments and separations so much better.